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by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: this is not the straw man you're looking for
Replies: 35
Views: 244

Re: this is not the straw man you're looking for

You too, Advocate: still waitin' on your , in context, definition of socialism, or Socialism . I've done that various times and ways. The social aspect is the important one. The economic aspect next, and the political one almost not at all. Socialism doesn't imply method. Then, give a proper defini...
by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of growth
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: the ethics of growth

Making a living is honorable but making a profit is theft. Part of life is improving one's lot but to take from others more than one can directly use is theft. You know what? In a capitalism, a free market, if the guy you're doin' business with is makin', as you see it, filthy profit , then don't d...
by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: this is not the straw man you're looking for
Replies: 35
Views: 244

Re: this is not the straw man you're looking for

capitalism can't work without socialism alongside it. This... Market socialism: the production process is under the control of ordinary workers. The workers decide how resources should be distributed. The workers sell off what is in excess or give it out to members of the society, who then distribu...
by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the ethics of growth
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: the ethics of growth

Making a living is honorable but making a profit is theft. Part of life is improving one's lot but to take from others more than one can directly use is theft. You know what? In a capitalism, a free market, if the guy you're doin' business with is makin', as you see it, filthy profit , then don't d...
by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: this is not the straw man you're looking for
Replies: 35
Views: 244

Re: this is not the straw man you're looking for

...countries like Norway, Canada, New Zealand etc? I can see a huge difference. Russia, China, Venezuela, etc. are Socialist. Canada, Norway, New Zealand, etc. are capitalist. Norway runs on its abundant oil supplies, sold on the free market, or it would not be able to sustain its social programs f...
by henry quirk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: this is not the straw man you're looking for
Replies: 35
Views: 244

Re: this is not the straw man you're looking for

Venezuela, Cuba This shit has got to stop. Both Venezuela and Cuba are socialist success stories. They were as good as they could be in the face of massive US interference and frankly are still doing better than America would have done with them if they'd been colonized. Venezuela only turned sour ...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: this is not the straw man you're looking for
Replies: 35
Views: 244

Re: this is not the straw man you're looking for

Yanks don't understand anything. It's like trying to argue with those morons who believe the universe is six thousand years old. You get sick of bashing your head on a rock after a while. And IC only says what he thinks you want to hear. I hear ya. Anyway, you asked for a definition of socialism: I...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 805
Views: 9247

Re: the limits of fascism

Gloves are off, though, when my enemy decides to interfere with me...when he attempts to direct my life, restrict my liberty, claim my property, we move from opposition to war. Seems reasonable. I just wonder because interactions in your space appear only to involve two people. What if your enemy h...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 805
Views: 9247

Re: the limits of fascism

...not a one tolerates opposition. How do you tolerate opposition? I just do . If my enemy isn't bluntin' my life, liberty, or property, why wouldn't I? He's free to market his view as he likes. I may contest with him, like I do with you folks, but this is harmless...at the end of the day, my enemy...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 805
Views: 9247

Re: the limits of fascism

Advocate wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:08 pm Socialism does not require authoritarianism. It does not require resource control beyond that which most other governments require as a matter of being a basic retirement necessity of governance.
Not seein' a definition...not seein' the thing that you say doesn't require authoritarianism.
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: '20/'21: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1859
Views: 54358

Re: very true...

02393491-6FE6-4D73-8D60-5EAE11BF5B0E.jpeg Very true? Beware commie propaganda making brain fog. Too much irony can be a muddle. Injecting chemicals into your body, or paying for health insurance when you don't want any health insurance, is not and should not be a requirement for citizenship, under ...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: '20/'21: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1859
Views: 54358

no, that IS democracy...

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by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: '20/'21: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1859
Views: 54358

very true...

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by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: '20/'21: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1859
Views: 54358

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by henry quirk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Crime and punishment
Replies: 56
Views: 616

Re: Crime and punishment

Claiming that one is a "rapist" BEFORE a court or justice process has even begun has also come from a distorted thought, as well as being a False claim. Rapist: one who commits rape. Rape: forced and unwanted sexual intercourse, including oral and anal sodomy. I'm thinkin' a person who has been rap...