View single post by srossi
 Posted: Wed Jul 17th, 2019 02:02 pm
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Because even though, thanks to capitalism, everyone (rich and poor alike) live in vastly superior conditions than even 30 years ago, across the globe, even in the poorest countries, people only compare themselves to others and wonder why they aren't as rich as their neighbor.  In the absence of that possibility, they want to take the other guy down.  A poor person today lives like a king by every conceivable metric compared to years ago, but that's not good enough because there will always be comparative haves and have-nots.  So they want to take the whole system down on the off-chance that this one time socialism will finally work and we won't wind up like Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, and every other country that has tried it.  The selfishness and stupidity is astounding.  The fact that our government has unwisely allowed some socialist elements is hardly a reason to go all in on something you know has never worked.  And "democratic socialism" is putting lipstick on a pig. 

Last edited on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 02:04 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.