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I Am a Socialist

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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...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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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...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Nov 9, 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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    What Is Socialism? (from Turkish Nobel-candidate Writer Yaşar Kemal) - "The socialism is one hundred percent independency; Personal independence, national independence, political...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Nov 1, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 13, 2012

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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...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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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 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...
    mellowarrior mellowarrior 22-25, M Apr 21, 2012

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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...
    XiaoChouPangzi XiaoChouPangzi 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 9, 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...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 9 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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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...
    Annnnna Annnnna 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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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...
    xjustjikaix xjustjikaix 26-30, M Jan 31, 2011

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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...
    SilverScorpion SilverScorpion 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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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...
    HebbieTheEmpress HebbieTheEmpress 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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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...
    MatildaAnna MatildaAnna 18-21, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Follow me on twitter @deaundrepuritty to chat with me more :)
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M Mar 24

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    It Really Saddens Me.. - Most people do not see health care as a human right!
    Lisagood02 Lisagood02 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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...
    yuriorlov yuriorlov 18-21, M Feb 14, 2013

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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...
    WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly 18-21, F 27 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 9, 2011

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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 pr...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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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...
    floromo floromo 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 9, 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...
    baron34 baron34 22-25, M Jan 13, 2012

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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...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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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...
    lonesheep92 lonesheep92 18-21 2 Responses Oct 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...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Feb 24, 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...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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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...
    kangchenjunga kangchenjunga 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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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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    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...
    freya221 freya221 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 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...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Excepts from a July 18, 1952 letter to Ms. Coretta Scott from Dr. King."I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. And yet...
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    I am an open Communist/Socialist who believes that the writings of Marx and Engles are scarily true about today's current situation. I want the western capitalist adaptation of...
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    Most democrats that there way is the best way for America. I guess they're right if the feel we need to be a communist socialist society like china and Russia. I mean look at...
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