"If you have selfish ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish ignorant leaders." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

Joseph de Maistre

"The darkest places in hell are reserved who those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." Dante Alighieri by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

TIL hell is Switzerland

"The darkest places in hell are reserved who those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." Dante Alighieri by muellermeierschulz in quotes

[–]SNCA_Furweeb 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like what SJWs and ((())) say about whites who just want to live their lives

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Firstly, I read everything you sent and respect the fact that you make an argument instead of throwing snark and running away. So while this is my final rebuttal on this thread, I'm looking fwd to the next topic we discuss.

I'm seeing three issues: 1. H/G Equality 2. Recent Income Inequality 3. Minimum Wage

  1. H/G Equality No argument that people share more equitably in small groups. You claim kinship, I claim accountability and transparency. Doesn't matter for argument that people are socially wired to share.

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  1. Recent Income Inequality You ducked this issue of contractors and US health care. Clearly, capitalism concentrates wealth leading to inequality which leads to exploitation. You basically said to start your own business, which is laughable when we see how Walmart both crushes local small business and forces their own suppliers to offshore business. Concentrating wealth and power kills innovation, diversity and equitable, sustainable opportunities for people.

"Most of Walmart’s 1.5 million US employees don’t earn anything close to that, of course, and its stores are famous for their deleterious impact on small towns. One study shows the opening of a big-box retailer results in as many as 14 local stores closing, while another argues towns in Iowa lost 47% of their retail sales after a decade of a Wal-Mart opening. The harm to small towns was multiplied when Walmart closed 154 stores, leaving some towns without any options for groceries"

https://qz.com/999040/walmart-is-famous-for-destroying-small-towns-heres-the-amazing-one-it-built/

I prefer how graphs really illustrate the impacts of inequality over the last 50 years. We are on a runaway gravy train for big business and the 1% as shown below.

"The median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000"

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph/

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Minimum Wage Keep in mind that data produced by Daniel Aaronson, Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, may be biased towards elites, especially considering his conclusions regarding offshoring and automation in the face of raising the minimum wage:

"The key mechanism behind the model – that more labour-intensive establishments are replaced by more capital-intensive ones – is supported by evidence"

But this is more clearly enunciated here:

"I take a radical position: I not only think the minimum wage should not be raised, but it should be abolished and Congress should use its power under the commerce clause to prohibit state and local minimum wage laws...society is better off having lots and lots of entry-level jobs" Thomas A. Firey, Cato Institute

These arguments from diehard neocons basically assume that financial opportunity >> people's welfare and do not consider social equality in any way shape or form. They want more inequality and a more ruthless system than we already have. Ugh

This discussion started with humans being equitable by nature and here we are discussing the lowest amount companies can legally pay a person. I disagree with the values expressed here and will leave you with a more balanced source that reflects the values we were originally discussing:

"A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration employers legally have to pay to workers. The main purpose of the legislation is to ensure employers, who usually have higher bargaining power in the labor market, do not exploit their workers and that workers earn a fair living wage."

"Distributive justice is achieved when there is fair distribution of benefits and burdens by the state, so that everyone receives their due."

https://sevenpillarsinstitute.org/the-ethics-of-minimum-wage-legislation/

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In the future I'll play nice if you play nice. Respectfully.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

for almost all of human history, people practiced social equality. The need for heirarchy is a myth.

"Christopher Boehm, having explored data from 48 societies spread across the globe, ranging from small hunting and gathering bands to more sedentary chiefdoms, suggested that with the advent of anatomically modern humans who continued to live in small groups and had not yet domesticated plants and animals (hunter-gatherer), it is very likely that all human societies practised egalitarianism and that most of the time they did so very successfully."

This is wrong btw.

Heirarchy is standard in HG tribes, it's just along family lines.

Hunter Gatherers are also violent as hell, and most of them live in a state of perpetual warfare with their neighbours. Genocide, murder, rape are all more common with HGs than current western populations.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Before_Civilization

Keeley says peaceful societies are an exception. About 90-95% of known societies engage in war. Those that did not are almost universally either isolated nomadic groups (for whom flight is an option), groups of defeated refugees, or small enclaves under the protection of a larger modern state. The attrition rate of numerous close-quarter clashes, which characterize warfare in tribal warrior society, produces casualty rates of up to 60%, compared to 1% of the combatants as is typical in modern warfare.

Boehm has some very outdated hippy views.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hierarchy is a recent social phenomenon closely linked to religion and patriarchy.

Well that's balls.

Hunter Gatherers are almost always patriarchal. Virtually all able bodied males hunt, you only see them split off into other skills if they get too old to hunt. The chief is usually the grandaddy, maybe his bully son, or they don't have one and they have an elder council.

You see heirarchy in other primates. It's not even a human only thing

Also modern humans date back 120k years, and the African origin was almost certainly over 100k ago.

We evolved to be social, compassionate and creative.

We also evolved to be violent and selfish. Violence is an acceptable way to acquire women in HG tribes as long as they are from outside you tribe. Genocide was a recurring theme of AMH populations, murdering your neighbors to steal their territory or women was a normal thing. Still is. Most HGs have permanent conflict with their neighbours and higher homicide rates than we see in other cultures.

Read something more current.

War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage, by Lawrence H. Keeley

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Before_Civilization

For a summary.

HGs ate each other in famines, and still do.

You are full of romanticised nonsense. It's the idiot hippy ideal of the noble savage all over again.

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]Popper 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

islam created by jews to be their foot soldiers. no surprise it's an abrahamic religion aka based on judaism. They don't realize they're controlled.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Where to start:

I assert that families don't exploit others because you are accountable if you don't milk the cows and I do your share. It's obvious.

Yes, I said that myself. There's no anonymous crime or welfare dependency in small groups.

Biological drive to support your relatives is a thing, btw. Look up kin preference.

Skimming all of our salaries adds up to a big chunk of change and is not exploitive if I voluntarily contribute for specific benefits as in a union. But that's not what you are saying. What you are saying is that it's not obvious when corporations do it. I disagree.

Yes but it's not a big chunk of change from you. It's about ten percent or less of your income. If you don't like it set up your own company or be self employed. Plenty of people do this. It's only exploitative if the company is owning your ass like a slave. If you choose to work for them, it's voluntary to give them that 10% for organising your labour.

claim that the five levels of managers on top of me at evil Corp deserve half my pay, not 10%, for organizing doesn't wash.

Never said that. You're imagining it.

The rest of the rant about contractors etc was non relevant.

easing minimum wage does not lead to shuttered cafes.

Yes it does. It specifically causes small family businesses to shut down and be replaced by chains.

Fast food restaurants are more likely to shut down (exit) and open up (enter) after a minimum wage hike. The rise in entry is higher among chains, which use less labour.

Other relevant data.

UK:

The commission found that a £1 increase in the minimum wage lead to a 0.24 and 0.15 per cent decline in the share of jobs which could be automated or offshored respectively, which meant 45,000 people in total could be affected.

Other

A good deal of evidence indicates that the wage gains from minimum wage increases are offset, for some workers, by fewer jobs. Furthermore, the evidence on distributional effects, though limited, does not point to favorable outcomes from minimum wage hikes, although some groups may benefit. Other mechanisms, such as earned income tax credits, appear more effective at helping low-income families.

The CBO analysis lists some positives such as a wage boost for 17 million workers and the number of people living below the poverty threshold falling by 1.3 million. It could prove a poisoned chalice however, with the chance 1.3 million workers will lose their jobs.

Socialists tend to have a blind eye to the negative outcomes of minimum wage increases.

Minimum Wages and Employment: A Review of Evidence from the New Minimum Wage Research

Second, the studies that focus on the least-skilled groups provide relatively overwhelming evidence of stronger disemployment effects for these groups.

And finally:

As stressed in the Card and Krueger book cited above, these studies...solidly reject the conventional hypothesis that any increase in the minimum wage leads to job losses among affected workers

No, Krueger Didn’t ‘Prove that Raising the Minimum Wage Doesn't Increase Unemployment

Why The Card And Krueger Paper On Minimum Wage Rises And Unemployment Is Wrong

The Crippling Flaws in the Card and Krueger New Jersey Fast Food Study

The results, compiled by independent economists, are not surprising: there was significant job loss stemming from New Jersey's decision to increase the state's minimum wage in 1992.

Just because you've read all the socialist propaganda doesn't mean you are well informed in economics or anthropology.

"If you have selfish ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish ignorant leaders." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

IF we have selfish ignorant citizens... LOL

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]johnnybravo 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's what most religious leaders will always say. I mean there are exceptions but you observe this quite frequently: sandniggers will very frequently say the same kind of thing - Allah only intended for Muslims to live, kafirs must convert or they must die. Portuguese killed/raped entire countries for their religious conquest.

Now it's not like I love Jews, just saying. It is pitiful that they can get away with saying vile shit but the moment a supposed 'opressor' I.e. a perfectly normal human being who happens to be Christian says this it is suddenly worse than the Holocaust.

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]Antifa 3 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

I love how even in what was intended as an existential and damning statement about basically the entire planet, the fucking hook nose still manage to raise a concern about money.

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]Yin 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

You're living in a bubble if you think the mainstream media (that they own and write for and that acts as a vehicle for their hatred of white people) cares. No, let's instead live in the Matrix where we kneel to rioters for 70 days because of a thug OD'ing on fentanyl and meth while resisting arrest, never mind actual crime statistics where whites are victims of black violence by over 10x proportionally, because white man bad.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I heard Carlin made a lot of dough while he was alive. Where can I collect some of that since he didn't believe he should keep it?

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]FediNetizen 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're living in a bubble if you think the vast majority of "liberal voices" wouldn't condemn this. Obviously this kind of sentiment is the Jewish equivalent of White Supremacy.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]JuliusCaesar225 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Communism is an anarchist society. He opposed anarchists because they had different views on how to achieve communist society. Both seek a stateless communist society. Marx wanted the proletariate to take control of the state to develop communism, anarchists wanted the state abolished in the revolution.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]Questionable 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You would need your passports updated. So that you could go to China, and live in EndlessSunflowers work camp. She will show you her array of phones she attends to as her 'work'.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]SNCA_Furweeb 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Lol I think he does! He hasn't responded in quite a while... He is probably waiting, for the next time the library opens again.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]MasterTang 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I take it you live on the streets, and are currently using a computer in a library? If not, congratulations to you on being a massive tool.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Socialism is the workers owning the means of production. It's nothing to do with the super rich paying more taxes, checks on capitalism or more public services, those things exist in all kinds of societies. PreMarx socialists were more like cooperative members now, they meant for the actual workers to own the company they worked in not some state owning everything no matter the set up. The trouble is the majority of people don't want to work in cooperatives because they want to concentrate on their own job without the worry of being partly responsible for the whole business. They simply don't want to own the means of production in a big company, they actively want someone else to do that job.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]pulverize 12 insightful - 4 fun12 insightful - 3 fun13 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

My wife and my kids and my dogs are going to crash at your place for a while until this whole pandemic / riot scenario blows over. Cool? Oh, and we're hungry and my kid has allergies and I'm going to need to borrow your truck so I can get to work. Thanks, bro.

I'd kick you some rent but I'm skint at the moment. Oh, is that Fat Tire here in your fridge? You have great taste in beer. Don't mind if I do.

There's five of us and only two of you, how about you take the pullout couch. We'd be much more comfortable in the master bedroom.

Now that I think of it, why don't you just go stay in a hotel for a while. We'll take care of the place for you. Treat it like it was our own.

"Goyim (non-jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel." - Ovadia Yosef, Israeli rabbi by Schloss in quotes

[–]SNCA_Furweeb 11 insightful - 6 fun11 insightful - 5 fun12 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

and suddenly all the liberal voices disappear. Where are the people canceling this jew for his bigoted statements? But it's true in America everyone serves the jew and no one questions it. Same for the soviet union.

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]SNCA_Furweeb 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

you dumb faggots do realize that abolishing private property means that the government owns where you live right?

"The two big mistakes were the belief in a sky god -- that there's a man in the sky with 10 things he doesn't want you to do and you'll burn for a long time if you do them -- and private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species." George Carlin by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck Yes, George!

One More Time For Emphasis: "private property, which I think is at the core of our failure as a species"

Bunch of selfish and greedy assholes running around claiming certain things are only for them, fuck them!

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Evolution: a process of change in a certain direction

For 70,000 years humans cooperated in egalitarian ways. We evolved to be social, compassionate and creative.

Warriors hunted. Shamans healed. Chiefs administrated. Hierarchy is a recent social phenomenon closely linked to religion and patriarchy. Read some sapiens by hariri. But of course, learning from experts is irrelevant.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]cybitch 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The need for hierarchy is called evolution. The more resources you gather for yourself, the better the chances your offspring will survive and thrive. Other people's genes are competition, even when there is a need to cooperate with them. This is the case with all primates. There is ALWAYS a hierarchy. There is zero reason human beings would be an exception, aside from wishful thinking. Whatever "noble savage" BS theories some sociologists spew are irrelevant, just look at the actual world as it is and you'll get it.

A Society That Has More Justice Is A Society That Needs Less Charity - Ralph Nader by Tom_Bombadil in quotes

[–]aspos 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is my new handle here on SaidIt and it stands for a scared piece of shit

I'm more scared of automation and drones than, say, Biden in himself. But the saying is "in the long run, we're all dead." I'm not sure how long of a run it's gonna be.

A Society That Has More Justice Is A Society That Needs Less Charity - Ralph Nader by Tom_Bombadil in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It feels like we're headed down that path.

Let's shut down the world economy and destroy the world because 0.01% of the elderly are dying of the flu.

Also, send sick people to live in nursing homes and the close the doors to the public.

Also, stop feeding the elderly residents, cause the flu is so deadly.

A Society That Has More Justice Is A Society That Needs Less Charity - Ralph Nader by Tom_Bombadil in quotes

[–]aspos 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

How about we try living in a society that has very little of either?

Sounds bitching! USA! USA!

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Boring still empty blah blah say something interesting with those two brain cells you have left propaganda sock puppet

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thomas Sowell likes to cherry pick his facts.

After the communist purges and massacres the living standards went up in Russia and eastern Europe.

At the end of WW1 (~1919) these regions were agrarian pheasant societies, which had not been industrialized.

They were functionally caught up to western Europe by WW2. Somewhat lagging, but were undeniably technically capable societies.

A countries cannot become a fully industrialized society without tremendous improvements in the living standards of workers.
These were modern industrial societies.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term."

It is obvious that Thomas Sowell is factually incorrect in this assessment.

In fact, in the early 90's Western European corporations openly discussed in business journals their excitement about the opening of the labor markets in eastern countries.

They were excited, because they could move their factories to the east and take advantage of highly educated cheap technical expertise and labor.

The additional benefit to this was it would also undermine "the privileged and overpaid western workers". Us.

The same was done to the US by the cheap labor and educated workers in China, because it would also undermine "the privileged and overpaid western workers".
And we all now agree that it did.

Now I'm not a "socialist" or "communist, or whatever passes for "capitalism" in the west (it isn't capitalism).

Both "Communist" countries and "Capitalist" countries exploit their working class.

These propagandists will cherry pick specific examples to suit their interests.
Unfortunately, most people don't know the actual history to recognize the falsehoods.

The reality is the BANKSTERS own both sides of the "Communist" vs. "Capitalist" dialectic.

The middle ground does exist, and it can benefit the average person if they understand how the system has been used against them.

The Banks owned the Soviet Union. The Banks own NATO.

We are being played.

The main point I'm making is we need to recognize propaganda when we see it.
This is divide and conquer propaganda.
It's a threat that suggests that you've never had it so good and that things can only get worse.

I agree that things will get worse.

But not because of "communism" or whatever, but because TPTB are in the beginning stages of "The Great Economic Reset" per the World Economic Forum.

They're in the early stages of destroying the global economy/society and have detailed plans to rebuild it to suit their interests; under the guise of "COVID-19".
This is happening right now.

IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO US ALL!!!

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Firstly, I assert that families don't exploit others because you are accountable if you don't milk the cows and I do your share. It's obvious. Skimming all of our salaries adds up to a big chunk of change and is not exploitive if I voluntarily contribute for specific benefits as in a union. But that's not what you are saying. What you are saying is that it's not obvious when corporations do it. I disagree.

Your claim that the five levels of managers on top of me at evil Corp deserve half my pay, not 10%, for organizing doesn't wash. You shouldn't romanticize exploitation.

This is the same argument used to justify contractors vs. employees. Inserting a middle man is capitalism in a nutshell but adds no value other than driving down the cost of my labor. This is the entire justification for the us healthcare industry that delivers less health value for far greater costs. It's an organized system, but not in the way you are claiming. It's not about efficient health outcomes, it's about concentrating wealth. That's all Capitalism is about.

Increasing minimum wage does not lead to shuttered cafes. Many states have min wage greater than the federal level and the actualuzed min wage is at historic lows. Per economic policy institute: "As stressed in the Card and Krueger book cited above, these studies...solidly reject the conventional hypothesis that any increase in the minimum wage leads to job losses among affected workers."

https://www.epi.org/publication/webfeatures_viewpoints_raising_minimum_wage_2004/

Just because you use a lot of words doesn't mean you are making sense.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah it's true they were all better under communism than since 1991 where oligarchs looted everything communism created

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Captzapheart 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So said the butcher of Bengal.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No.

Basically in small tribes everyone is family. There's a strong biological impetus to share food and assist because the people you are with are parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, childhood friends and mates. Everyone knows everyone else, there's no space for parasites to hide behind societal anonymity. There's a biological impetus to assist in their survival. You loose this in large groups.

you grab my food off my plate, you'd get KTFO.

There would have to be a major famine for an HG tribe to kick out a family member for stealing food or they'd have to do something pretty heinous or do it consistently to the point where it threatens their survival. Remember these are family, not strangers. There is no anonymous crime here.

Exploitation does happen in a limited extent in HG settings, but its usually sex slavery of women abducted from neighbouring tribes.

As I said, there's zero reason for HGs to exploit the labour if others because a mobile life dies not allow crap to accrue that cannot carry itself around (women and kids are an exception).

You shouldn't romanticise HGs, they are just as nasty as everyone else.

Unearned benefits taken off the backs of the working man.

Working man doesn't work unless someone organises the complex system to provide him with a job. He'll either be sitting on his ass and starving, or he'll end up as a subsistence farmer.

The people who run large companies typically only make a slight per hour profit off each workers labour as well. It's usually less than ten percent of what is paid to the worker, the boss makes his living by collecting 1-10% off lots of employees. If you give the employers cut to the staff it would make very little difference to the income and lifestyle of the worker.

For example; say I run a cleaning company. I charge clients £12 ph give the cleaners £10.

Out of that £2 that's mine, I pay for advertising and office staff. My net is about £1 per hour.

I can't charge more (clients won't pay it). So that's the reason the pay is £10 ph. The amount if difference my cut makes per week is about £15 per cleaner, of about £300 she makes.

My usuable income comes from employing about twenty cleaners. It's why companies tend to grow. It's about £1 per HR X 35 X whatever staff you have... Then take away the tax.

In the food industry the profit margin is about 1%. It's why any increase in minimum wage shuts cafes.

why people hate royalty, nepotism and corruption.

Nepotism is the default setting for humans.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems more like large groups provide the opportunity to exploit others. Referring to the natural state of humans counters the 'greed is good' mantra of predatory capitalism.

That's all I see, especially with ostentatious displays of wealth: arrogance and greed. The folks who swear allegiance to concentrating wealth and enriching the few have me shaking my head.

It's why people hate royalty, nepotism and corruption. Unearned benefits taken off the backs of the working man. Exploitation. This doesn't happen in small tribes cuz if you grab my food off my plate, you'd get KTFO.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sproketboy[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The small eastern European countries have always been fucked. You get the Nazis or Commies and then later strong armed into the EU. Hungexit dude and get your printing press back.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]JuliusCaesar225 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not saying it is good. Some people think Marxism advocates for a totalitarian state but it doesn't. It happens due to the falseness of its dogma.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How did I violate it? I just wrote that you are using communist propaganda as "truth", and that therefore you must be a communist. That is called inference, and it is part of logica and reasoning, both fairly high on the pyramid of debate. Should I edit and put a question mark instead of a period? Will that appease your hurties?

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It posits class opposition, and as such, seeks a classless society. But this is extremely destructive. It's still the worst idea ever.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm a third-positionist, but okay. Since you quite obviously violated the Pyramid of Debate, I shall cease further replies.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So you must be a communist, because that idea started with them. You are literally repeating COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA by saying that.

Did you know that the first socialists were libertarians and anarchists? Obviously not! Ignorance is NOT a virtue!

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]SaidOverRed 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sowell is a great man. Nothing makes a man become an ex-communist than by trying to prove communistic economic theory.

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[–]bravo 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

mfw a spambot starts World War III.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The need for heirarchy is a myth.

These HG tribes do have an internal heirarchy, usually the elders have higher status and make decisions.

But:

What you need to realise is these tribes are extended family, not random people. Normally topping out at about fifty members, although you can get up to 100 (uncommon). Any bigger than that and they split (look up Dunbar number).

The elders are the grandparents and grand aunts and uncles and of course everything is shared in a fairly egalitarian way. It's what you do with your family.

They could also see if someone was slacking for no good reason, and the slackers would soon get reprimanded until they pulled their weight.

There's also the issue of what the hell is a hunter gatherer going to hoard? They are almost always semi nomadic, they keep any gear they carry down to a bare minimum. They don't collect wealth in any way. Excess crap isn't desirable, it's a hindrance.

It's why nomadic people have such over decorated clothes and gear. They can't drag purely decorative objects around with them.

Any group larger than fifty is going to end up with a non egalitarian structure because it is not possible to be 'close' to enough of the group for everyone to be familiar with each other. Fifty is also the size at which on line groups become unmanageable without a formal power structure.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]GConly 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Capitalists take profit out of companies,

Yes but the build and run the companies, with out them there is no wealth to take.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

And yet for almost all of human history, people practiced social equality. The need for heirarchy is a myth.

"Christopher Boehm, having explored data from 48 societies spread across the globe, ranging from small hunting and gathering bands to more sedentary chiefdoms, suggested that with the advent of anatomically modern humans who continued to live in small groups and had not yet domesticated plants and animals (hunter-gatherer), it is very likely that all human societies practised egalitarianism and that most of the time they did so very successfully."

"The term egalitarianism has two distinct definitions in modern English, either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social and civil rights, or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people, economic egalitarianism, or the decentralization of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as equality reflecting the natural state of humanity."

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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's pretty true. Especially on the internet. And all the people robo-calling others with apparent immunity.

People hiding behind 10 vpns and with 3 burner phones. This is why information warfare is so powerful. It can be very very hard to trace attacks back to an individual human.

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[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The fuck is the attitude with a SmallPP?

It's a YouTube channel and website you could actually learn some serious shit on.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You're using the wrong words. You mean capitalism and communism. Socialism is inherently capitalist and anti-communist.

What you are using is the Orwellian Newspeak definition of the term, taught and reinforced through COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA, so basically you are repeating that same propaganda while saying you are anti-communist, and reinforcing the commies' hold on your thought processes.

It's bad.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]cybitch 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The USSR was a fucking shithole for anyone who wasn't Russian. An imperialistic, genocidal tyranny full of greedy bureaucrats. Tankies are the worst scum on this planet, as bad as nazis if not worse because nazis are a thing of the past, but commie BS is taking over the west at the moment.

The issue here is that unfortunately human beings are unable to work in harmony without leaders. Hierarchies will form naturally. So the utopia of everyone being equal that's supposed to follow the big slaughtering of the rich will never happen, instead new elites rise to the top while spewing BS propaganda about being for the people or whatever. Meanwhile the people have less power than ever, nepotism, censorship and slave camps for wrongthinkers thrive.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]sudd3nclar1ty 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

We'll start with Thomas Sowell. US Marine Corp, fought against communists in Korean War with PhD from Chicago. The infamous Chicago Boys who helped Pinochet with extreme capitalism that required a brutal military dictatorship to give away resources to elites and multinationals. Branded by neolibs as the Chilean Miracle, "the regime left over 3,000 dead or missing, tortured tens of thousands of prisoners, and drove an estimated 200,000 Chileans into exile."

One could say the ussr was successful, compared to life under the tsar, this was a come up. China is obviously doing big things, but they are more fascist state capitalists than communist. Cuba has survived, despite being under the boot of the US. Vietnam is doing fine for the last 40 years.

El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela had communist governments that all felt the wrath of the us either through coup or embargo and are actively prevented from functioning outside the communist sphere of influence.

I'd say that considering the venom and propaganda against communists, they've done ok. The issue, as always, is that the elites have the wealth and the guns. Communism threatens the elites. I'm surprised more people aren't supportive of the working man and would rather imagine they can get rich too.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]BigFatRetard 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Absolutely true, all of it.

The people who I hear calling for communism don't want to work at all and expect that under it they won't have to work. Meanwhile, people have to go out and make sacrifice -- There's people who live at a remote site for months at a time to make sure the world has metals. There's people who have to live on a farm and work their asses off all the time to grow the food we eat. There's people who need to work in stinky, hot, gross processing plants and factories to make the stuff we like. There's people who have to be away from their families for weeks at a time on the road transporting goods either across oceans, or across landmasses.

In my opinion, the people who are begging for communism would like to make all those people slaves so someone else can work and they can just have the fruits of all that sacrifice given to them. It doesn't work that way for all the reasons.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]TheAmeliaMay 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

One cannot achieve freedom by trading one master for another. If the people are to ever truly achieve freedom, they must themselves seize power, overthrowing the corrupted systems of Capitalism and Socialism, which both serve an ultra-rich elite, and establish a third-positionist Democracy, in which all people, and classes of people, shall have an equal and proportionate say in the running of the country. Capitalism and Socialism are two sides of the same coin, and the flipping of that coin does not change the fact that it is a coin.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Middernag 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Says the same guy who put my Afrikaans ancestors in concentration camps killing the majority of all Boer children. You should reassess your idols, because Churchill is one of the reasons for the condition of the western world.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Equating socialism with marxist, communist ideologies is COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA. That cigar-sucking war pig Churchill was feeding you COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA which is unsurprising, given that he chose to side with communism over what would free the world of that extremely evil system.

And look, you are quoting him repeating COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA thinking it makes you anti-communist. Oh, the irony is too much.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, some amount of socialism is a necesary good.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]smart_jackal 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That describes most of marxism or communism, not necessarily socialism. Because of the way our corporates and capitalist ecosystem works, some amount of socialism is a necessary evil. But its application must be in sync with reduction in income inequalities and not neo-marxist fundamentals like racism, metoo, etc.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Horrux 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whereas socialism, in the true and absolutely anti-communist definition of the term, is the tilting back of the balance of unbridled capitalism from the oligarchs, back to well SOCIety, which is where the term socialism comes from. Having the super rich contribute significantly to society is a bad thing how?

It's only a bad thing if you accept the COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA started by Marx that went like "Communism is socialism done right". What a bunch of shite.

The pre-Marx socialists were anarchists and libertarians. That's how far opposite communism the origins of socialism are. But because of this COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA psyop brainwashing campaign, we have an Orwellian Newspeak definition of the term, which conflates it with communism, rendering people unable to think the ideas that used to be represented by the word "socialism". As such, all the English-speaking world has become mentally handicapped from a good chunk of socioeconomic thought.

No wonder the USA is falling apart. It has been engineered, in good part through language (and therefore thought) destruction.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Karen 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And that doesn't even address the millions of people who literally don't want to work. They'll never come right out and say they don't want to work, but that's usually the case. They always have some vague sickness like Fibromyalgia, or they refuse to be "underemployed." When the truth is, they just don't have any ambition.

And that's fine - I didn't have any ambition in my 20ies either. All I wanted to do was play Everquest and jam in the basement with my band. Should I have lived the same life as someone who works 40-60 hours a week? Should I have an inground pool, vacations multiple times a year, a big house with a three car garage? No probably not. Or should they have been required to support me, so they couldn't afford those things either? Probably not.

Communism expects everyone to be ambitious, and the truth is, many people just are not. I think a strong social safety net is a fine idea - food stamps, housing, etc. But to think that everyone should have exactly the same life, regardless of ambition, or intelligence, or personal drive is ridiculous. Everyone working from home the past few months has pretty much proved that a LOT of people can't work without direct supervision. There have been so many mistakes made this past quarter that it's ridiculous.

The people that advocate for communism are entitled. They just think they're getting treated unfairly because they don't want to work at a job to earn money, they want to do different things, but at the same time they want all the luxuries having money allows. I'm reminded of the Netflix documentary about the guy who made the tank and took his revenge on the town. He didn't think it was fair that a family in town was rich... he thought he should have been just as rich. But at the same time, he didn't really like to work. He went snow mobiling all the time, and was never at his shop. In his tapes he kept talking about how they were keeping him from "what he deserved."

And the millions of immigrants that come to the US and make a success of themselves prove that it is possible - so don't give me that "the man always keeps you down" bullshit. You might not end up as rich as Bill Gates, but you can earn enough money to live comfortably and treat yourself once in awhile.

TLDR: Communism is for entitled people.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." -Winston Churchill by sproketboy in quotes

[–]horatioherbert 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Who else would put it so poignantly

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Hdkeo 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The fundamental flaw of communism is that every person must be working for the greater good. If there is even 1 person who is working for their own gain, that person can completely abuse the system. Get a group of those self interested people and put them I power... you have every communist society in existence.

In actually, a system which expects people to be shitty ends up building a better country.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But it doesn't change the exploiters. The entire idea is to remove them. Capitalists take profit out of companies, which comes directly off the backs of the workers. Remove the capitalists, and the profits go away. These (abundant) monies are now available to be redistributed among the workers.

"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes

[–]Bud223 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not very surprising that changing the exploiters from the capitalists to the communist party itself did not improve the lifes of the working class. That takes away any opportunity to improve your situation in life. Then replaces it with a system that is proven over and over again to lead to a steady decline in the fortunes of all but the government leaders themselves.

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[–]missdaisycan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Truly wish I had read Sun Tzu, The Art of War, in my twenties!

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[–]missdaisycan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Huh. I remember when real people were quoted, not fictional ones... ;)

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[–]AwakenGoyimEcoSlaves 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Assange is actually a tool for the NWO. Wikileaks is an intelligence trap designed to silence whistleblowers

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[–]SNCA_Furweeb 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is easier to be a villain than be a hero.

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[–]Schloss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

All 5 of those "gangs" are loyal to Israel. Two of those "gangs" approve the sending of billions of US taxpayer money to Israel every single year and the other three are there to make sure the taxpayer doesn't complain too loudly about it.

Oh, and your chimp there owes his career to jews.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Jewish_hip_hop_record_producers

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[–]SeasonedReason 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So 1776 when the words, "We the people..." were written down and people have died ever since to support that notion. Or was Bob saying he wanted a perfect world where every person was perfect and only perfect things happened.

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[–]SeasonedReason 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why do people talk about that thug like he did something worthwhile or even quote the idiot for that matter?

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