Ahh rainbow fish. The communist propaganda book designed to indoctrinate kids that.:
You are entitled to other people possessions because you want them.
If you have possessions, others will only be your friend if you give your possessions to them.
@big freedom, (Soviet Anthem plays in the distance)
@big freedom, ah yes, teaching children to share, the greatest evil of them all
@Donald Drumpf, it wasn't sharing, they were bullying him until they got what he had. That's like when a bully takes lunch money
@18bluecat, Well maybe if the kid had shared his lunch money with the bully earlier, it wouldn’t have gone to bullying. (Sarcasm)
@big freedom, that's not really how communism or socialism works... but anyway... Yes, capitalism is awesome, because death, poverty and poor health are commodities, not things that really need to be dealt with because that would harm the system.
@TheMonkeyGod, for bonus points go read about free market socialism.
@big freedom, I remember thinking that as a child but since my 3rd grade reading level could not fabricate the proper words it just came out, "don't take my stuff get your own"
@TheMonkeyGod, Ah yes, socialism and communism are well known at solving those pesky issues of death and poverty. Just ask the North Koreans or the Venezuelans.
@CriTiKa1, The entire death toll of WWI and WWII don’t compete with communism. Thanks Chairman Mao and Uncle Joe.
@TheMonkeyGod, “how communism or socialism work”... lol. They don’t work. Period
@big freedom, or, or, that it’s a nice thing to do to share what you have when you have plenty with those that have none for no other reason than circumstantial birth
@big freedom, China says you're wrong on communism. Northern Europe says you're wrong on socialism. Guess you're wrong both times. Reality is hard to deal with for you Americans.
@big freedom, what kind of paranoia is this? If even sharing is "communistic"... I think the picture book shows more of an example how sharing sth you love with others opens them to you. Like sharing that chocolate bar with a friend in kindergarden instead of eating it alone. A lesson for children when customs and the meaning of friendship are still unknown . Its a lesson that sharing can sometimes give you more benefits instead of keeping it to yourself. Its a similar story that teaches kids something for their lifes, like the story of that boy that is always lying about how wolves are attacking his sheeps until they really did and noone came to help. Maybe I exaggerate here on a simple comment, but it aggrivates me every time that communism comparison is brought up because I really cant tell if you are just joking or don't know shizzle about its history.
@Runnin with scissors, THANK YOU! Also that being selfish and egoistic separates you from others, while being nice and sharing brings everyone together. Stop reading propaganda into cute childhood books
@TheMonkeyGod, China says I’m wrong? Communism, an idea so good we have to enforce it at gun point and not let any other ideas allowed to even be discussed. If you try to research it w’ll throw you in prison as a dissident.
Yes very enlightened
Northern Europe: tiny homogenous cultures where everyone is in it together with exactly the same upbringing. Also, we’ll put you in jail for writing mean things about government, because it’s an idea so good it’s required to be enforced at gun point. Very enlightened.
@big freedom, your comments on northern European countries is possibly the most ignorant thing I've read in a long time. Nothing happens at gun point, and dissenting people are free to do so.
As for China, well they are becoming the world's biggest economy.
I guess you're just bitter that these places make the systems you claim to not work, work.
Personally I don't like communism. But I'm not so ignorant that I'll go around making a fool of myself with ignorant commentary.
As for being enlightened... America. Don't even try to claim enlightenment. Just don't.
@big freedom, all these commies got something to say. What they don’t know is humans have flaws; therefore any “perfect system” in government is flawed. Capitalism isn’t perfect. But a perfect system would doom us all. Anyway, your username fits. Refer to username.
@TheMonkeyGod, Dude... do you know how much poverty and suicide there is in China? It’s working right now because of sheer numbers. And people who NEED to work WAY UNDER what they should be compensated. Try working in the factories and getting paid bottom dollar for it. Try showing up at the gates for a job with hundreds, if not thousands, of other people doing the same thing to feed their families. Then get back to me.
@TheMonkeyGod, you are extremely narrow minded and have obviously never experienced anything in the real world. You have a protected, sheltered view of what has happened in China. And yes enforcement of laws ALWAYS happen at gun point. Try breaking a law and then refusing to comply with an officer. Keep refusing all orders. If you don’t have a gun pointed at you I’ll personally pay you the entire contents of my savings account.
@TheMonkeyGod, The only reason China is "working" is because they've been selling their vast amounts of natural resources. If you actually payed attention to their economy recently, you'd see that as those resources run out, so does their economy. They have a much bigger wealth inequality than the US, as a result they have a very small consumer population in proportion to their total population. Not to mention their complete disregard of worker's rights being to reason why companies move production there. It's easy to coax companies into investing there when they can pay factory workers less than a dollar a day. You're just plain wrong on so many levels, it's hilarious that you actually try to claim that you're not ignorant.
@Have An Upvote, for American companies. That's who they ate producing for.
@big freedom, I was talking of northern Europe. I think you'll notice I did say I dislike communism. As for protected... you have no idea. Seriously a stupid thing to say.
@CriTiKa1, when did I say it was good? I said it worked. Nothing more.
This is what I love about people like you and your mates. I show how your wrong, and then you cry about all the inequalities etc etc. I didn't say it was good. Simply that it worked. Again, for the slow ones, I don't like communism. I especially don't like China. But their system works. Sadly. Propped up by a consumer giant called America. Good work guys. You're keeping China in the black... as reds...
So yeah. Off your podiums and high horses. Your nation sold out to China and basically fund it.
@TheMonkeyGod, “I show how you’re wrong”?? Seriously!
Well, You’re wrong. There I’ve proven that you are wrong. According to you that’s a fact and you can no longer argue against that point.
@big freedom, well argued. I should tell the Chinese that despite their economic power that their system doesn't work because some yank said so. Should also let those Northern European countries know this too, despite their low rates of inequality and very high standards of living. Yep, you win... because every American knows that nowhere is better than the US, even when they are.
@TheMonkeyGod, ever read about how China is falling apart economically? How their system is so incredibly unstable? Probably not. You heard somewhere about their economic power. So now, in your mind, that’s an undisputed fact.
Ever studied on how the Chinese authorities crack down so hard on political dissidents? Nope, you read somewhere that communism works!
Ever studied the differences between those Northern European countries and the US, and how their economic systems cannot be compared? Nope! You heard somewhere that it’s all rainbows and unicorns there, and the US is sooo bad. You have a child like grasp of economics and how systems work. Come back and talk to me in 15 years after you finish junior high, high school, college and have a few years of life experience. Then you’ll have an inkling of a clue.
@big freedom, funny. 2 degrees and your busy trying to tell me how uneducated I am. Thanks for the giggle matey.
Any economic system can be compared. But that's the line touted so that many like you don't try. It's a nonsense argument, but it's necessary so you all keep believing the American dream.
I may need to write slower for you to comprehend that I don't agree with how China operates. However, you clearly don't understand how they operate as a country and in mindset. Commentary on China's imminent financial collapse have been going for 20 years now, and yet they still experience growth. Funny that. I'm fact their growth exceeds that of the US presently, and for the last 5 or so years.
But I know well enough that you're entrenched in your view. So fine. Keep drinking that Koolaide son.
@TheMonkeyGod, I have 2 degrees as well. For someone who claims to be educated your belief in fairy tales makes me think very little of your education. “Communism works” and the fallacy that just because something appears to be working now, thinking that it’s infinitely sustainable is just wishful thinking. A balloon experiences growth, right up to the time it bursts.
There is clearly no point in trying to have a debate with you. You have zero ability to grasp even simple concepts, let alone how to compare and contrast a giant economy like US with a tiny homogenous European system. Do you understand that they only exists because there are powerful countries protecting them? Noooo you’re so fûcking set on “Murica bad, I’m super enlightened because I believe communism works” that you plainly miss actual reality. Good day wanker
@big freedom, oh no, you said good day and called me a name. Isn't the old rule that the person who resorts to name calling is the one losing the debate?
But your arguments are sound. Just because a system appears to work, and has worked for several decades does not mean that it works... except that it does mean exactly that.
No system is infinitely sustainable, that's foolish argument.
Your comment on comparing smaller economies with the US, well, that just confirms what I've already said. You really don't understand how the systems work.
And please point out where I said America is bad? Never did. I pointed out that your nation is the major buyer for Chinese exports, and as such complaining about their practices is a bit hypocritical. You can't complain about what you endorse through activity. I also noted that China have out performed the US economy... and your response is basically again that their system can't work.
@big freedom, oh and why can't such a super duper economy do better than those tiny economies at promoting higher standards of living for its citizens? One would think the bigger economy would do a better job of that...
As I said previously, you're entrenched in your view. So entrenched that even when your ideas are logically flawed you can't recognise it. But that's fine.
You have a great day.
@TheMonkeyGod, we have the freedom to chose how we live. The government is not responsible for our standard of living. I can’t decide what’s best for someone else and they can’t decide for me. It’s not perfect of course, but it’s better than being forced to live in a way that I disagree with.
@TheMonkeyGod, Let me see if an analogy will work to explain how the Chinese economy “works”
You have a train too heavy to make it up a slope, so you hook it to another more powerful train. This is only needed for this one part of the journey. The more powerful train doesn’t belong to you and you have to pay a lot to hire it. It costs more per mile than the goods in the train are worth.
Since it’s only for this hill, the cost is worth it.
Now what if the hill is longer than expected? What happens when you run out of money to hire the second train?
While you’re in the middle of a small hill the system is working from the perspective of the train driver.
But if someone were watching from an airplane they could see that the hill went on for thousands of miles. From that perspective it would be foolish to pay more than the value of goods to hire another train, right?
Yes it’s “working” right now but it’s unsustainable. Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money to spend.
I don't remember this part of the story
@MrWonka, it was in the second book. Rainbow Fish: Double Agent
It’s not communist to be nice to people and share with them if you want to.
I knew there was something fishy about her. What a (b)asshóle! My Cod, what's wrong with you?
This is why I keep all my shinies to myself, for the good of humanity