Honestly...

I prefer the economic systems of Great Britain, France, and Germany to the right wing criminal capitalists who continually steal from average Americans.

I'd rather see a rich man's taxes raised than a rich man's taxes cut.

Don't care how that looks to other Americans, but I'd prefer Democratic Socialism to the criminal system we have now.

drcynic drcynic
26-30, M
23 Responses Feb 20, 2009

You got my vote...loved your story!

Orien, tell me what brand of washing powder do you use to keep your robes so white? You're a nut job, I LIVE in Britain, and nothing like what you describe is happening anywhere in Europe. Why don't you come out of your bunker, stop shagging your sister and get some medical help. Oh sorry, no NHS, you can't can you?

Orien, tell me what brand of washing powder do you use to keep your robes so white? You're a nut job, I LIVE in Britain, and nothing like what you describe is happening anywhere in Europe. Why don't you come out of your bunker, stop shagging your sister and get some medical help. Oh sorry, no NHS, you can't can you?

A few quotes from former Prime Minister of England - Winston Churchill:<br />
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DrCynic since you are 21, this quote may apply, but you be the judge.<br />
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"To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be liberal at 60 is plain idiocy."<br />
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Churchill also said: "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

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Have you lived in any democrat socialist countries? For more than a few weeks?

lucky...you are clueless. I am not racist. You do not know what is happening to European societies. Just because you don't want to believe something does not mean it is not happening. You would not want to live in a muslim society, unless you like being treated like garbage. They would not let you open your dumb mouth.<br />
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Dry...be offended if you are that sensitive. You do not know much about anything because you have not lived long enough to obtain much knowledge.<br />
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I will rejoice when our society collapses and you whiny wimps are left when nothing more than a dumbfounded look on your face. You will not survive the chaos. It is sickening how many losers there are in America. Free enterprise did make you into pathetic whiners...your government did.<br />
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whatmake whatever...you are an idiot. It is your loser generation that sits on its fat *** playing video games and watching Idol. You will survive 5 minutes at best in the coming wars.

Yes, Jonathan Swift wrote Satire, such as The Modest Proposal, which employs Irony.

What a racist comment, Orien. You are allowing your ignorance to power your fear of people who are different from you. No wonder Muslims don't like us very much.<br />
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By the way, the idea of "our tax dollars" after the last eight years, doesn't exist anymore... we are using borrowed money. Money from China.<br />
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We haven't had a surplus since Clinton.<br />
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Socialism, or whatever you want to call it, is the only viable alternative to solve the problems caused by Globalism, unless you are prepared to let large numbers of people to starve or go without health care.<br />
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Unfortunately Big Government is the only way counter the hyper-competitive world that Free Trade has created. <br />
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Other solutions include emigration (to where??) in order to stem the problem of joblessness or I don't know, something more gruesome. Jonathan Swift, in his time had to deal the problem of the vast numbers of poor in Ireland in the British empire... he suggested eating people. Hitler had a similar solution for the Great Depression.

I honestly find it offensive when someone tells me that I am ignorant. I had people beg me to become a lawyer or an American History professor. That screams ignorance... I can't explain how personally offended I was by that comment.

President Obama is 47. He has a college education, went to harvard, has been a U.S. Senator and is the current president of the united states. I would say he understands the "ways of the world" quite well, and yet he supports the plans he puts forth.

With age comes understanding of the ways of the world, but like most things, there are exceptions. I'm sure all of us have met one of those adults that never left the adolescent mentality.<br />
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Just as there are those who can spend 40 years learning nothing, there are those who can pack 40 years of learning into a few.

I am 21. Not less.<br />
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Nor, am I ignorant. I know everything about our Presidents. Everything. I graduated with a minor in American History and I took Poly Sci. I am hardly ignorant.<br />
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I find that in this country, we abandon those who are not successful. We give tax breaks and welfare to fortune 500 companies. Do they need it? If they're so successful, why do they need tax breaks. As the late Hubert Humphrey said, the true moral test of government is how government treats it's children, it's elderly, it's sick, it's needy, it's handicapped. <br />
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Democratic Socialism is actually a mix of socialist and capital economics. The government should not provide for the richest. It needs to help those that need it. I have money, and I still can't afford to go to a hospital. Good god, it's outrageous!<br />
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Honestly, I could care less about muslims, christians, or jews coming to this country. I'm an athiest. These people don't scare me. I'll sooner die than cowtow to any religion. If it happens, which I seriously doubt, I say go for it. I spoil for fights. Especially with religion.

You are 21 yrs or less? Then you know virtually nothing yet. You are ignorant to the way the world is. Note I said ignorant, not stupid.<br />
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This country allows you to be unimformed and still spout your beliefs...at least for now. Socialism is a failed system and cannot by its' very naure sustain itself. Are you aware of the fact that in Europe, the native populations are experiencing net losses? Why, because the system is punishing to the successful. People cannot support more than one child, and they ridicule those who have several children. Sound familar?<br />
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Those countries have resorted to importing immigrants to help prop up the obligations the government made to the citizens. These newcomers are not westerners, they are muslims. Europe, as it exists today, will be gone in less than 25 years. You are young enough to witness this tragedy. Pay attention...it is coming to American soon enough. You most likely will be living under islamic law. As a man, it will suck but not be as bad as being a female. Women are treated worse than dogs. Get a clue women!!!

I have money. I've become more liberal, even with my money. I still live like I'm working class, which is how I grew up... But I have money. I still have actually gotten more liberal as time has gone on. I've become more Protectionist, especially against Mexico. (Not so much Canada) I've also changed my view on the Death Penalty, gone from for to against, and I changed on Euthanasia and Abortion, both going from against to for.

I promise you that at 40 I will feel the same way... Know why? Cause I spend more of my life studying government than most people my age would. My children and grandchildren if I had any, would have a very comfortable existence, regardless.

All I can say is that when you are young the way you see life is very different to the way you see life as you grow older and and truly understand where your tax dollars go and what will be left for your children and grandchildren. Let's talk when you are 40 and see how much of what you said you still believe.

That's awesome. I love you too, PF.

Wow, I disagree with every comment and story of yours I've ever read.

Yay! :P

That's four! We've got a revolution!

Agree three :D

I agree too.

Agreed. Well said, Doc.