Cultural Communism, a dangerous scourge sweeping America

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Re: Cultural Communism, a dangerous scourge sweeping America

Post by tmcats » May 23rd, 2020, 4:17 pm

communists/socialists/whatever you want to call them believe government control is superior to private and that thought has been around for a very long time in america and elsewhere. it's not going away as long as people believe they don't have a shot at what others have accomplished.

they learn this in church, schools, and families. capitalism is seen somehow as unfair and thus evil, while socialism is seen as good even given evidence to the contrary: cuba, venezuela, soviet union, nazi germany, fascist italy, the v.a. versus mayo clinic, american invention versus china theft, the post office v. fedex, on and on. there are so many examples of state-owned and directed failures.

yet, they fail to honor market principles that drive individual accomplishment, innovation, and wealth creation. they see all that as somehow just the stars aligning that steve jobs came up with the concept of commercializing a personal computer or henry ford the assembly line.

they think those things happen in a socialist society. but they don't. and that's why socialism craters. after they take the rewards from value creation, those who create wealth have no reason to continue that effort. leave, and the system fails.
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Post by Zoltar » May 23rd, 2020, 4:33 pm

Do some research on John D Rockefeller. Even though Warren Buffett has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates to give away their wealth, Warren is not known to be really good to work for.

How about Jeff Bezos? He is forecast to be the first trillionaire. Yes, with a T. And yet how do the people work at Amazon say they are treated? How many tax breaks have been given to Jeff?

Capitalism has it's issues as well.
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Post by ToledoCat#3 » May 23rd, 2020, 5:58 pm

I've never thought that tax breaks had a real place in capitalism. True, breaks determine where some capital flows, but the capitalist system doesn't require it. Tax breaks do more to shift taxes collected, or delay taxes collected, than to increase taxes collected.

There should be better ways to incentivize applied capital than tax breaks.

That our was nation founded on the repulsiveness of oppressive taxes could not be seen today. We work almost 5 months every year to pay all taxes before we get to save some capital for ourselves and our futures.

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Post by tmcats » May 23rd, 2020, 6:20 pm

Zoltar wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Do some research on John D Rockefeller. Even though Warren Buffett has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates to give away their wealth, Warren is not known to be really good to work for.

How about Jeff Bezos? He is forecast to be the first trillionaire. Yes, with a T. And yet how do the people work at Amazon say they are treated? How many tax breaks have been given to Jeff?

Capitalism has it's issues as well.
what was going on in russia when rockefeller built standard oil? communism was taking over as rockefeller brought america kerosene and gasoline and ford replaced the horse and buggy. which society was better placed - the socialists or the capitalists?

bezos pays all the taxes due under america's tax code. is it amazon which pays the $15/hour minimum wage demanded by american socialists, is he at fault for his tax payments or the government who writes the code?
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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm

Minimum wage is "socialist".

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Post by tmcats » May 23rd, 2020, 7:26 pm

so·cial·ism
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noun
a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
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Post by SCKSCat » May 24th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Comments from an elite and non deplorable Harvard professor. Rember, the Church is one of the main institutions that cultural communists attack. Note how this professor is using Covid 19 as a means to attack and demean instead of just saying that he is against Churches meeting.

"Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals."
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— Steven Pinker (@sapinker) May 21, 2020

Pinker was responding to an article this week in the Washington Post, which examined findings that Democrats take the virus “more seriously” than Republicans and are more willing to support restrictive government edicts in response to the pandemic.

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Post by tmcats » May 24th, 2020, 1:07 pm

athism is not a hallmark of the democratic party but it certainly is of communism. after all, the party was long the bastion of catholics: jfk, daniel patrick moynihan, tip o'neill. but the marxist–lenin state was always hostile to the church. that's why today's progressive move hard-left with abortion, mercy killing, legalizing drug use, and the like is in many ways anti-democratic party. it's certainly not the party of my mom and dad and generations before.
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