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I Am a Socialist

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    Hollande

    Today, François Hollande win the elections in France. I believe that France has a new future... FR: Aujourd'hui, M. F. Hollande a gagné les éléctions présidentielles françaises. Je croix que des jours nouvelles et différentes attendent la France.
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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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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    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 18-21, M Mar 24

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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 1 Response Aug 17

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    Whats going on with ep?

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

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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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    It Really Saddens Me..

    Most people do not see health care as a human right!
    Lisagood02 Lisagood02 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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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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    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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    "you're In Debt."

    I'm translating from a dear socialist Turkish poet, Hasan Hüseyin. << If you haven't hold the arm of An exhausted one; If you haven't solaced the hopeless; If you haven't given to them who calls for "Water."; You're a lost case, my brother. To the wrinkles on your...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Jan 13, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    What Is Socialism? (from Turkish Nobel-candidate Writer Yaşar Kemal)

    "The socialism is one hundred percent independency; Personal independence, national independence, political independence, economical independence, and especially cultural independence... Socialism means no more for me. Till this age, cultures have fed each other, not destroyed...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Nov 1, 2011

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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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    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

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    well, I'm not and from what I hear you mob are

    naught but a burden and a pack of anarchists who want to bring down Govt and Establishment. I've always been curious, how would you support this unattainable utopia?, who would work, would you work?. Who would run the services and utilities and what about chaos and mayhem that...
    LipsParted LipsParted 46-50, F 10 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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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 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

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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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just read a lengthy 'American Patriot' blog, so couldn't keep from posting this experience ;) Thinking of making a blog counter to that sort marking myself as a true 'world...
    candidcanine candidcanine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    LOS ANGELES TALK SHOW HOST & WRITER Here's a black female journalist's opinion of the Obamas. These are her words not ours. Even if you love Obama you might take a few minutes to...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Le phénomène est sans doute moins net dans l’Allemagne napoléonienne. Bien que la création des cantons allemands ait pour objectif de casser le cadre territorial des...
    tudoulaile03 tudoulaile03 46-50, M Aug 18

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    So so important for the people of Scotland, and the rest of the uk. Can't believe there's so little on here about it! On the 18th September Scotland will vote yes or no to leaving...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    To all those who are considering university: unless you know exactly what you are doing and unless you know that your degree will definitely benefit you in a major way, do not...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 26-30, F Aug 27

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    To all those who are considering university: unless you know exactly what you are doing and unless you know that your degree will definitely benefit you in a major way, do not...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm a socialist but I also own and actively trade stocks. I don't hate or am personally jealous of personal financial success if it is legitimate. Someone who gets rich off wars...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Russia on the move against Ukraine. How does the US President deal with this? The US could make Putin irrelevant tomorrow just by becoming energy independent and by drilling here...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 28

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    Au demeurant, toutes les sensibilités de droite appuient ces revendications160;: les grandes manifestations de 1984, qui ont emporté le gouvernement, ont montré qu’il s...
    nyers19 nyers19 18-21, M Sep 8

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    Ces concours sont identiques à ceux du public, mais organisés parallèlement. Dans un contexte de mise en avant des vertus du libéralisme, et aussi de revanche sur les projets d...
    blesp15 blesp15 26-30, M Sep 8

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    The dr tells me I have it very bad, too. 1 week after my sleep study someone from the hospital called me with some urgency in his voice. He offered to make an appointment to see...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I sometimes think it causes more trouble than it aims to solve. Who are 'they' that sow all these PC diktats anyway? Probably comfortably well off white middle class 'socialists...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 5 days ago