Comments on: Does the crisis portend communism? A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Acetracy Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:49:04 +0000 Ideology, whether communism or Ann Rand type capitalism, is a recipe for disaster.

However, these arguments about ‘isms’ obscures the real issues: Rampant speculation supported by low tax rates and cheap credit will destroy any economic model, whether it is socialist like China or capitalist like the USA.

The US conservative think tanks continue this “Red Baiting” even after Russian communism is dead and China fills our Wallmart with their cheap goods. Why? Because they know that if Americans (i.e Teaparty) knew how Wall Street and Commercial Real Estate have gamed the tax code and use American savings to speculate, they would rebel.

Remember Engels’ great quote: The Capitalist will sell the hangman his own noose.

By: Ghandiolfini Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:38:40 +0000 Good one Karen 22, Catch 22…

By: karen22 Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:05:18 +0000 “As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.” – John Dewey

By: Benny_Acosta Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:11:24 +0000 Whatever the “ism” is doesn’t really matter. What matters is whether or not the people participating in the system are people of conscience.

People refuse to do what is correct because they have no spiritual core.

By: Ghandiolfini Sat, 10 Apr 2010 17:09:01 +0000 …capitalism had its last spams and gasps at 9-11, that serves us right, when we get blindsided.

Imagine the opposite happened, in the country of origin, not Hamburg, the other Burg, let me not be too explicit.

It was not Russia that screwed the US over, then, they might now try to.

By: Ghandiolfini Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:29:37 +0000 The communist credo: ‘From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.’

The capitalist credo: ‘From each according to their want, to each according to their greed.”

By: STORYBURN_site Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:35:07 +0000 Leave poor Obama alone. We have 20 million people out of work and he’s only trying to help them

By: Ghandiolfini Fri, 09 Apr 2010 20:47:11 +0000 If it says Kwak, it is a duck. We are so old fashioned in our thinking. Solzhenitsyn is good, especially 1974 Nobel Peace Prize Speech, Barack and Woods take heed, so is Sakharoff and Sharanski (phonetic), only problem, the last time I saw Solzhenitsyn in a documentary in a train during a revisit to ‘Mother Russia’, his wife was crapping on his head on the Steppe. Neither of them looked happy at all.

Lots of morals to that story.

By: HBC Fri, 09 Apr 2010 20:12:33 +0000 The crisis doesn’t portend communism. It was caused by it – communism for the Rich. Everybody else is supposed to take an entrepreneurial interest in the fiction enshrouding it.

By: learn2think Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:24:49 +0000 WOW!

The old phrases of communism about “amoral capitalism”?

And people who have NOT done their own research…actually believe this? Capitalism can be regulated…the HUMAN BEING is the source of evil—or good…!

Just curious.
Does the book deal with the Chinese “marriage” of capitalism with communism?

You know…the people that fill much of our stores with THEIR goods, whom the US owes so much money to…and who (latest I heard) still sell us some rotten stuff…be it Florida’s infamous Chinese drywall…or bad honey or… (the list goes on)..

It’s a new twist on communism – using capitalism as their tool to maybe destroy (or at least disable) the US??

Am waiting to hear when the Chinese maybe get to drill in our plentiful fossil fuel sources—as part payment for the mega dollars they loaned us!

But dream the idealist dreams. Unrefined by your own research into old articles, books…to uncover what the past 100 or so years of communist and super socialist rule has done to the human race. The blood would fill rivers!!!

Find your secular “religion” of a workers’ paradise (which will turn into a worker-maintained LEADERS paradise)…

Ignore—-20th century history…and the HUGE multi millions of innocents murdered…by Lenin, Stalin, others…

Or…read up on Animal Farm…or buy the $1 DVD which sometimes shows up in mostly Chinese stocked WALMART…the DVD cartoon of ANIMAL FARM!!!

Or buy an old copy of The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn and search for his Harvard Speech online!!!