The Real Socialists, Collectivists and Communists

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Today's Conservatives

  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    One huge difference between a communist country such as China and a Capilist country as the USA is :

    China dictates what companies must do,
    In America , big corperate decides what the government must do.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Since I've been posting in Current Events for the past month, this has been a recurring theme I have pushed. MFE still thinks I am a kook for saying this. That is a fairly good indicator we are right.
    This observation backs up the complaint of many pundits that there are no real conservatives in American politics today. I still classify all the US National government elected as Democratic Socialists --- just at varying degrees. And I am okay with that, Social programs are entrenched in our society and most support some of these programs.

    If that is your view, there are only a few countries in the world that fall into that category - Cuba, Venezuela, Bellarussia come to mind. Missing from this category due to your criteria is China where private ownership of property and business entities is growing very strongly and is part of government policy. I would tend to use the term "controls or owns" rather than "public ownership".

    This would seem to be "the degree" that your second paragraph is enforced.