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Under which leaders (if any) was the Soviet Union socialist?

Lenin (1918-1924)
411
34%
Stalin (1924-1953)
223
19%
Khrushchev (1953-1964)
149
12%
Brezhnev (1964-1982)
125
10%
Gorbachev (1985-1991)
126
10%
Never
167
14%
 
Total votes : 1201

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Chernoslavia
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Postby Chernoslavia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Genivaria wrote:
Chernoslavia wrote:
There's other unnecessary crime that stained the ''revolution'' lmao.

...okay?


You were saying that as if that was the only bad the reds have done during the Russian Revolution. Also just letting you know considering your shit knowledge of history.
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What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive? Or if during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The Organs would quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Postby Northern Davincia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Cappuccina wrote:
Liriena wrote:Yep. It's totalitarianism because some rich people might pay taxes and stuff.

Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!

Also correct. Everyone at the IRS is a red agent.
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Postby Liriena » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!

Also correct. Everyone at the IRS is a red agent.

wtf I love the IRS now
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Cappuccina wrote:
Liriena wrote:Yep. It's totalitarianism because some rich people might pay taxes and stuff.

Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!


To be fair, McDonnell has snuck in some socialism. 10% of all companies in the UK's shares will be transfered to the people who work there (Non-saleable, merely dividends) over the next 10 years if Labour wins.

A good start.
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Postby Cappuccina » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!

Also correct. Everyone at the IRS is a red agent.

Can't tell if serious.....
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Postby Chernoslavia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:33 pm

Liriena wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
So what, rolling back the surveillance state, legalizing drugs, that kind of totalitarianism?

Yep. It's totalitarianism because some rich people might pay taxes and stuff.


....and that ''stuff'' being the seizure of nearly everything they own. Lying by omission is still lying.
What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive? Or if during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The Organs would quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:35 pm

Chernoslavia wrote:
Liriena wrote:Yep. It's totalitarianism because some rich people might pay taxes and stuff.


....and that ''stuff'' being the seizure of nearly everything they own. Lying by omission is still lying.


Under a McDonnell government?
Dude.

They're not even paying above 50%.

It's 45% and closing the loopholes, that's all.

The only outright seizures is 10% of the shares of companies, and that's occurring over 10 years. Crucially, they're allowed to issue 10% more stock and just hand it over to their workers, and i'd wager that's what they end up doing in order to comply.
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Postby Chernoslavia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Ostroeuropa wrote:
Chernoslavia wrote:
....and that ''stuff'' being the seizure of nearly everything they own. Lying by omission is still lying.


Under a McDonnell government?
Dude.

They're not even paying above 50%.

It's 45% and closing the loopholes, that's all.

The only outright seizures is 10% of the shares of companies, and that's occurring over 10 years. Crucially, they're allowed to issue 10% more stock and just hand it over to their workers.


No I mean under Socialism.
What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive? Or if during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The Organs would quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Postby Liriena » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Ostroeuropa wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!


To be fair, McDonnell has snuck in some socialism. 10% of all companies in the UK's shares will be transfered to the people who work there (Non-saleable, merely dividends) over the next 10 years if Labour wins.

A good start.

The long road to market socialism. You hate to see it.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Chernoslavia wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
Under a McDonnell government?
Dude.

They're not even paying above 50%.

It's 45% and closing the loopholes, that's all.

The only outright seizures is 10% of the shares of companies, and that's occurring over 10 years. Crucially, they're allowed to issue 10% more stock and just hand it over to their workers.


No I mean under Socialism.


It's not necessarily required, but I don't view that as a moral concern, just a pragmatic one. They shouldn't own this stuff in the first place.
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Postby Tekeristan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:39 pm

Why are there so many libs in here

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:40 pm

Liriena wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
To be fair, McDonnell has snuck in some socialism. 10% of all companies in the UK's shares will be transfered to the people who work there (Non-saleable, merely dividends) over the next 10 years if Labour wins.

A good start.

The long road to market socialism. You hate to see it.


Proof of concept and normalizing it can lead to pushing further next time.
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:44 pm

Republica JIM wrote:The socialism is the more totalitarian ideology.

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Postby Northern Davincia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Cappuccina wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:Also correct. Everyone at the IRS is a red agent.

Can't tell if serious.....

I can't think of anything more socialist than taking my money and giving it to a government that doesn't work.
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Postby Tekeristan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Can't tell if serious.....

I can't think of anything more socialist than taking my money and giving it to a government that doesn't work.

Go read Marx

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Postby Nakena » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Only the marxist definition of socialism is necessarily related to the means of production.
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Postby Puczovska » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:47 pm

Ostroeuropa wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Socialism equals taxes, news at 11!


To be fair, McDonnell has snuck in some socialism. 10% of all companies in the UK's shares will be transfered to the people who work there (Non-saleable, merely dividends) over the next 10 years if Labour wins.

A good start.

>if Labour wins we'll be too deep in debt to do anything, plus who wants to vote for the politicians in it that take us for idiots
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Puczovska wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
To be fair, McDonnell has snuck in some socialism. 10% of all companies in the UK's shares will be transfered to the people who work there (Non-saleable, merely dividends) over the next 10 years if Labour wins.

A good start.

>if Labour wins we'll be too deep in debt to do anything, plus who wants to vote for the politicians in it that take us for idiots


The Tories have ballooned the deficit. Labour's economic proposals are some of the most well researched and established in this countries history. You don't know what you're talking about.

Labour managed to control the debt and didn't let it grow until the economy crashed. Under the Tories it grows *Even in normal times*.

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Postby Northern Davincia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:

The only Murray worth reading is Rothbard.
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Postby Duvniask » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:00 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Can't tell if serious.....

I can't think of anything more socialist than taking my money and giving it to a government that doesn't work.

When this is legitimately the level that some people are at, then there is little use in trying.*

*it makes no difference if this is trolling btw, since it is prevalent enough that it may as well not be.
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:01 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Pasong Tirad wrote:

The only Murray worth reading is Rothbard.

Lol the guy who thinks parents should be allowed to sell their children? Yeah ok.

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Postby Pasong Tirad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Duvniask wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:I can't think of anything more socialist than taking my money and giving it to a government that doesn't work.

When this is legitimately the level that some people are at, then there is little use in trying.*

*it makes no difference if this is trolling btw, since it is prevalent enough that it may as well not be.

Peak "socialism is when the government does stuff" moments

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Postby Grenartia » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:04 pm

Northern Davincia wrote:
Pasong Tirad wrote:

The only Murray worth reading is Rothbard.


>Murray Rothbard
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How do his supporters even sleep at night?
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:08 pm

Grenartia wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:The only Murray worth reading is Rothbard.


>Murray Rothbard
>'child sex slavery is A-ok!'

How do his supporters even sleep at night?

With ear plugs so they don't hear the cries of kids in their flourishing free market of children.

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