Why are people so afraid of “Socialism”?Politics - Published on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm
Question by Unsilenced: Why are people so afraid of “Socialism”?
When I first heard republican zombies groaning “soooocciaaaliiistt…. sooooooocciaaaalliiistttt!!!” I immediately started defending Obama’s views as “Utilitarian” which they actually are.
But the real question is, is “socialism” so bad?
Really, what are people afraid of? A world where people DON’T drop dead in the streets because they can’t afford health insurance? OH NO! HEAVEN FORBID THERE WOULDN’T HOMELESS PEOPLE?? WHAT WOULD WE DO IF THERE WERE NO HOMELESS PEOPLE??
Frankly, I’m much more scared about complete lessez-faire capitalism than I am about socialism.
While all of you make excellent arguments against COMMUNISIM,
I have yet to hear anything that pertains to SOCIALISIM.
Socialism is still democratic, preserves private enterprise, and does not revoke any “freedoms”
It just levels the playing field a little bit. And as for “free” health care, yes, I know it wouldn’t be free. But it would still be less expensive, because there wouldn’t need to be profit involved.
Oh, and someone said that they would want the decisions about what care is affordable to be made by them and their doctors. No dice, that’s the privately-owned insurance companies call. If they don’t think you have cancer, you’re gunna have to suck it up.
Oh, and I, personally am not a socialist. I am a utilitarian, which I recommend you Google because people seem to not remember what the fuck that is.
I just want to know what the big deal about it is.
Answer by Jesus ♥’s you.
Im liberal and pure socialism never works and too much government control would just be awful. Why would you want the government wiping your butt all the time?
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