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I Am a Socialist

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    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 18-21, M Mar 24, 2014

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    Why I Am A Socialist.

    It was a shock to almost everyone around me when I announce my interest in communism/socialism. Honestly, no one is more surprised than myself. Being a hardcore democrat, I have always fought for the democratic government. Until one day, I downloaded a copy of The Communist...
    SilverScorpion SilverScorpion 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    I wake, shivering, but happy, nothing boring, nothing usual, nothing ordinary today. My feet meet the cold floor, my eyes blink. I stare. The light streams in the window, wraps itself around me, a firm, gentle grip. Inviting with its warmth, it promises in cooing whispers, Today...
    Annnnna Annnnna 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Poverty 2012

    I have quite a lot to say about socialism .. Some view it as a scary nasty thing . I assure you , it is nothing of the sort . I will be very vocal , and involved in this group in the near future . But for now , please take on board my observation of the day .I never thought i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    A Catholic Democratic Socialist

    I am a devought Roman Catholic and ardent Democratic Socialist. Personal freedom is very important to me and as John Locke said it is the duty of government to protect our basic rights. What ****** me off is the fact that so many are unemployed and so many are underpaid. Why...
    lonesheep92 lonesheep92 18-21 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Humanitarian Socialism

    I hate the terminology of socialism and the various connotations and denotations associated with such words. For instance Social Democrat is tinged by the likes of Clinton and Blair with a neo-liberal and quite right wing style under a leftist banner, so I could not identify...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 24, 2012

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    I can get along with anyone.

    I don't know how I am able to talk to anyone, it's just a gift. I can talk to people from all ages, different personality types, I can talk to socially awkward people, I can make people comfortable. I'm great at advice and listening, I'm great at offering up suggestions to those...
    Robertjames9 Robertjames9 22-25, M Aug 17, 2014

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    Socialism With Common Sense

    To have a social conscience is a really good thing, but we cannot let dogmatism and petty ideological disputes get in the way of real changes in society. People are more important than money, corporations or even ideologies. The welfare of the people is what matter, the material...
    mellowarrior mellowarrior 22-25, M Apr 21, 2012

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    The Problem With Labels - So What Is Socialism? What Makes A Socialist Different From A Liberal?

    If it's not a fair society, then it really can't be a truly free society.These labels are used very casually and loosely, even I use them loosely ...though I Identify with American Liberals and even refer to myself as one, technically I am a Socialist and not so much an American...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Nov 9, 2013

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    Capitalism Is Ruining My Life.

    I'm feeling all this pressure to get married and have babies (from friends, family, society in general.)  I think the pressure comes from the fact that the nuclear family is the cornerstone of capitalism, and keeps the consumers consuming. 
    HebbieTheEmpress HebbieTheEmpress 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    Socialism Is By Far the Best System of Goverment

    I've always been a socialist. Right now, with all the furore over health care reform, I'm more aware than ever of my convictions. Health care is a human right. How anyone can argue against that is beyond me. The fact that there *are* people who resist a system wherein everyone...
    freya221 freya221 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    It is time for this country (and the rest of

    the world) to progress and evolve. The next logical step to that evolution, is Socialism.
    equalforall equalforall 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Efficient Socialism

    I am a socialist at heart but a capitalist otherwise. So would go for an efficient socialism. I believe in people having everything they want and there should be no disparity in income. I believe there should be social security and free healthcare. But I dont believe in...
    spectra spectra 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Ambivalent

    I'm not sure where I stand on socialism. It is purest form, it is idealistic, seemingly a utopia, where everyone gets along and works for the collective good. But in practice, it always seems to fail. There has never been a true, working socialist state. Most devolve into...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Simply This

    A mixture of private capitalism and a public social welfare system seems to produce the most happiness and well-being for the most people. Also the best environmental conditions and the healthiest society if done right. In order to ensure it is done right, you need a properly...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    At Heart

    I believe in equality of rights. In the access of culture to everyone. In more social way to approach political questions, because it's a world of humans, at the beginning, now it's a world of money where humans have no place anymore, except the richer who erase the others. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 2012

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    I Support A Socialist Labor Govt In Australia

    I support Julia Gillard and admire her as our first female Prime Minister and I think that Wayne Swan would make a great Prime Minister also... even though he has been labeled the weak link and not competitive enough - I like his more socialist leanings and has been in the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 9, 2011

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    I Support A Socialist Labor Govt In Australia

    I support Julia Gillard and admire her as our first female Prime Minister and I think that Wayne Swan would make a great Prime Minister also... even though he has been labeled the weak link and not competitive enough - I like his more socialist leanings and has been in the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 9, 2011

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    Organic Socialism

    I have become fond of thinking of myself as an Organic Socialist. This is the story of those particular hows and whys. Hope everyone enjoys. In order to understand this story, or my journey, two things must be known. They are: 1. I have always been drawn to and engaged in...
    xjustjikaix xjustjikaix 26-30, M Jan 31, 2011

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    Some Musings On Religous Leaders ..

    Here is a nice quote from the Dalia Lama .. And although i agree with him about compassion . Where is the compassion from those in power ? Dalia Lama , is received all of the world as a head of state . Yet our world leaders take not one bit of notice of the man ..Where is their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 13, 2012

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    I strongly believe that social democracy is the

    best political ideology there is and I'm happy to be living in a country that is governed by a social-democratic party. A lot of Americans confuse socialism with communism and they are absolutely NOT the same thing. The goal of socialism is to give everyone an opportunity to...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    It Really Saddens Me..

    Most people do not see health care as a human right!
    Lisagood02 Lisagood02 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Whats going on with ep?

    I cant post no Q and As
    AreebaDeniz123 AreebaDeniz123 13-15, F Jan 15, 2014

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    Socialists!

    I don't like writing lots of things,I have joined this group cause of want to meet new socialist friends.We can contact each other,talking about books,movies. As I know that,Socialist persons are really clever,cause of they read lots of books you know.. They have opened their...
    yuriorlov yuriorlov 18-21, M Feb 14, 2013

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    If You're American...

    ...you're a socialist. Funny....I don't remember taking a vote to become socialist....
    thndrkss87 thndrkss87 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    You know it's a tendency of mine ,

    to start a convo with a complete stranger , gets it off simple , and throw in a bit of heavy stuff into it like past experiences for eg, Am I being too open? To genuine ? Or am I selectively testing the other person true mind or personality to see who they are based on how...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    Socialism

      I guess you could say my support for socialism arises from zealotry regarding humanitarianism. As a child in India, I was rarely spared the sight of poverty, even in its potentially-traumatizing extremes.  I belonged to a relatively wealthy family but every day I...
    WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly 18-21, F 27 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    Hyper-capitalism Is Destroying Us

    This neo-liberal moment that has a hold of the United States and the world must end. Untethered capitalism is like a shark, constantly needing to feed, no matter what the consequence. It is unsustainable and inhumane.
    XiaoChouPangzi XiaoChouPangzi 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Why I Am a Socialist

    The corporate forces that are looting the Treasury and have plunged us into a depression will not be contained by the two main political parties. The Democratic and Republican parties have become little more than squalid clubs of privilege and wealth, ****** to money and...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    How many people just come online to just vent?

    Or make good true real friends to even to a personal extent on this site? Well in my case - if it were to be venting - crap I would just go bark it out to a wall lol - well that's not me - can't be socializing with people and not intend something good in the long term .
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    I Just Decided To Own The An Caps! Go Look! Went Medieval On Them

    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Know-Libertarians-Suffer-From-Psychological-Splitting/3243390?edited=t
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jun 13, 2013

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    Socialism, The Radical Idea Of Sharing!

    Hey, conservatives........So not! http://socialistparty-usa.net/platform.html Socialist Party USA: 2012-2013 National Platform   The Socialist Party stands for the abolition of every form of domination and exploitation, whether based on social class, gender, race/ethnicity, age...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    I Am A Democratic Socialist

    I have no objection to regulated free markets but I believe in utilizing a public utility model for many areas of our economy, like banking, insurance, and health care. Doing so is efficient and cost effective. The public utility model is the lowest cost way of providing goods...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 9 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    Capitalism Is A Nice Idea. But It Doesn't Work.

    Ever heard the old saying "Communism is a nice idea. But it doesn't work. But still, it's nice." Well, you're right. Communism on paper and as a theory is the most fair idea of an ideology - we share what we have, and no one is better than anyone else. But does it work? No. Why...
    MatildaAnna MatildaAnna 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Ah, To Be A Socialist

    I became a socialist over time because of my experiences from being unemployed.  I experienced exploitation by groups that saw unpaid workers as gutter trash to do all the dirty work the paid staff didn't want to do.  Later, when I was in the paid work force, bullying and...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 9 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Can So-called 'terrorism' Ever Be Justified?

    What do you think? I will give my opinion soon, but I'd like to read your views first. EP won't let me write a short entry so I have to pad out the question with more words.
    kangchenjunga kangchenjunga 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    Pure

    I am a pure socialist. I believe for peace to truly be acquired people must dress the same, live in identical homes, make the same amount of money, speak the same language (i recommend Latin, seeing as that way everyone has to change, thus no one feels mistreated), and of course...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    It's been my experience that many, many people who are diametrically and obstinately opposed to the idea of socialism...don't even know what socialism is. Socialism is a form of...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    A reminder to the people of Indiana and anyone else who has any similar cornball ideas of allowing laws to pass for limiting access to anyone for reasons of race, religion, or...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 2 days ago

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    This was on a bumper sticker. I thought you guys would enjoy it: "Obama is not a foreign born, brown skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away healthcare. You're thinking of...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    After spending almost 20 years abroad I am back home in England but missing Japan and feeling little inclination to socialist much here.
    Donny1965 Donny1965 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Right, you're probably a capitalist (as most people are) or,in some rare cases,a Socialist. Me? I'm an Anti-Npraetist! Anti-Npraetism is against the ill treatment of minors and...
    poopoobryuki poopoobryuki 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I love this - the quote, the image and the text on the image - all of it..."***** away the humanity, the mortality, the masks and the disguises. Cast off the roles, the socialistic...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 12

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    I don't understand why people like to use scapegoats all the time to feel innocent. I always hear people grovelling and moaning about "the Nazis" and how evil they were. Okay, fine...
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    .... But sadly I can not think of a system that has worked best. I am a Socialist heart but we all know that system never works if you have more than 100 people in it, or unless...
    Krie Krie 22-25 Mar 22

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    I am proud to be Chinese. Maybe I was bullied for it, but it's a wonderful country with a rich history. And don't give me that bullshit "It's a communist nation! You're a communist...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 1 Response