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Socialism is Slavery

Socialism is (from dictionary):
a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
One of the means of production is knowledge contained in people's minds. If the community owns or regulates people's minds that is an especially harsh form of slavery.

Elliot Temple on January 12, 2011

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Capitalism is slavery too. It gives authority to property owners. It gives them the last say. It's a "work for me or die" system.

From the perspective of the person who doesn't benefit from a system, that system is slavery.

Anonymous at 12:22 AM on March 15, 2011 | #2109 | reply | quote

relative freedom

I would rather have only my hands bound in Capitalism than my hands bound AND my mind washed in Socialism.

Ron de Weijze at 3:55 AM on April 1, 2011 | #2113 | reply | quote

Everyone is a property owner over their own body and what they create with it. So capitalism helps everyone.

It's just not true that there's a tiny minority of people with all the property. Everyone has some, and every healthy adult has the means to acquire more.

You don't have to work for anyone. You can start your own business. Or persuade someone why he should help you without you working.

Elliot at 1:42 PM on April 27, 2011 | #2125 | reply | quote

Everyone is born dependent and with no property. They might own their body but they can't control it or take care of it. They depend on help to survive.

Capitalism gives the power to those who own property, because it's them who judge if what we do is of value to them.

Yes, I can start a business, but that means working for others the same in the sense I have to create something they value and it's them who judge if it's of value. If it's not of value, they won't give me money for it. Without money I will die.

Yes, I can persuade people to give me charity, but if I fail, under Capitalism others can say no and their decision is final.

Anonymous at 10:41 PM on June 22, 2011 | #2129 | reply | quote

I'm probably not being clear, but my point is because Capitalism gives the power to those who ALREADY have money (I don't know if it's a minority or not, but we are born without money) and this can be bad because you might not have time to learn how to persuade others to help you or of how to create something you can trade with them.

Anonymous at 10:45 PM on June 22, 2011 | #2130 | reply | quote

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