I Am Socialist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    I am tired of seeing the rich get richer

    and the gap between rich and poor is getting bigger and bigger. I have worked hard all my life and in October 2013 I lost my job. 1 month later I learn that the building I live in has been sold. My rent has been raised $650 a month. I can't move because I am underemployed...
    SaiaN SaiaN
    51-55, F
    Apr 21, 2014

    Marx Theory of Econonomic Crisis of Over Production

    So, I think the world right now is on the verge of economic crisis, just as Marx wrote. Marx, also, so sadly overly misquoted. Just because economic crisis is looming in the future, doesn't mean revolution is as well. Marx argues in the Manifesto that either 1.) Socialist...
    wantingnothing wantingnothing
    1 Response Aug 14, 2008

    Capitalism = War

    It is my belief that the capitalist system is anti-life, thus anti-being, thus anti-God. It is a system that has a foundation in scarcity and lack when, in reality, if resources were managed properly there would be no such thing as lack. Socialism on the other hand, is a...
    Pthegod Pthegod
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2011

    Just A Thought

    Ever wonder why we react to socialism the way we do? If we look at the rest of the western world, the socialist countries have surpassed us on most metrics with the exception of GDP, which is 70% consumer spending. Who wins in a capitalist society?
    onemug onemug
    Jan 23, 2013

    I Lean Toward a Communal Society, Maybe Not Socialism, But...

    Communal living was practiced long before capitalism evolved.  Many first nations lived this way.  Capitalism is an economic form.  Socialism is a governmental form, just like Democracy.  Democratic Communism is possible in today's world.  We have the...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

    Why I'm A Socialist

    Because I believe that government is the best way to provide for the common good and only government can protect our rights and guarantee our liberties. It's a simple ideology, just as what I want from government is simple, too.I want government to make sure all citizens have...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    Sort of

    Yes I think socialism is the way to go. Well social democracy in America, but as an American, I know that there is alot of stigma against it because of history. But social democracy in which the government has the ability/resources to provide for all citizens(great/equal...
    bonsaisamurai bonsaisamurai
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    I'm Surprised

    I'm surprised sometimes by people's reactions to my politcs. I keep thinking I sound like a communist, but not in the historical sense. I'm not a communist but I do lean damn lose to it. But people listen to me and just think I'm a New Democrat. Which is fine, since the NDP is...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    I'm A Socialist Because I Believe In A More Fair World.

    Capitalism is like a competition. Competitions are fine, but only when they are fair. Capitalism isn't. Some get a starting-kit which consists of a healthy body, top-notch nutrition, top-notch education, near-perfect safety, well-educated, loving and caring parents, heaps of...
    agrajag75 agrajag75
    1 Response Dec 26, 2011

    I Found A Worthwhile Haitian Relief Charity To Donate To

    Members of this group might be interested in donating to this medical relief group.  It looks like there is a lot of bang for the buck.  Check out the link.  http://www.medicc.org/ns/
    Iusedto Iusedto
    61-65, M
    Feb 12, 2010

    I'm a Democratic Socialist

     Been one ever since I was forced to take a course in high school called AMERICANISM VS COMMUNISM. I came away a Socialist. Not exactly what the school board had in mind, though.  No, I'm not a Marxist. I think Marx's data was flawed and his conclusions faulty.  I...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    22 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    Workers Unite, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Chains

    I read The Communist Manifesto and Utopia in high school.  They both had an affect on me.  I have read plenty of other fiction and non-fiction with capitalistic and theocratic themes.  I wrestled for many years trying to decide what I felt was most aligned with...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Feb 17, 2009

    March 2008.

    That is when I became a Socialist. It was one of the best decisions of my life,because I finally felt part of helping society. I still work as a socialist in the university,and I am hoping to start meetings very soon.
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2008
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