Are you woke?
Capitalism is the system that has worked the best it might not be perfect but it’s better than the current main alternative
@Bad Boi Jesus, just wait till blocking tech hits full swing. You about to experience the next level of planetary economy.
@Bad Boi Jesus, there's nothing better out there, not because capitalism is flawless but because people are flawed and nothing out there takes human flaws into consideration like capitalism.
@Bad Boi Jesus, But my professor told me that socialism is better!
@PBnJ, I think you’ve been lied to
@Bad Boi Jesus, Oh, ok. Thanks, Jesus!
@Dephenistrator, *cough* Rational choice theory. *cough*
@Bad Boi Jesus, no system in the world runs on pure capitalism. The most well-developed countries in the world have a very good balance between socialism and capitalism, resulting in a healthy, free, intelligent, educated population... for the most part. There will always be an audience for Ex on the Beach...
@Bad Boi Jesus, capitalism has been failing America for decades. The rallying cry of conservatives is “make America great again,” but when America was #1 in education, jobs and infrastructure, the highest tax rate was 90% and everyone had union jobs and paid vacation, colleges were cheap. Then Reagan came and busted the unions, HW Bush and Clinton approved free trade and outsourced jobs, all thanks to deregulation and “free market.” Capitalism without planning doesn’t work.
@griffinstorme, talk about building a strawman
@Awesome Naked Taco, but welfare is a capitalist idea that requires a producing market and promise of work, socialism is you work and maybe we won't steal everything that your produce to use for what the government wants. You can simply look through history to see this, history won't change because you don't understand what socialism is.
@ Seductive Cheeto, what Strawman? I just told you some facts.
@ Seductive Cheeto, also you’re the one strawmanning literally saying socialists want to steal your stuff. Socialism is just workers controlling the means of production.
@griffinstorme, You're arguing against arguments that no one in the thread made just to make yourself sound good. And the only way socialism works is if you steal from people to achieve that system, socialism isn't a consensual idea, it's the rape of capital from the lower and middle classes while the bourgeoisie pretending to be the lower class controls their mobs to do the rape for them, I'll recall my argument if you even have a single precedent that isn't that (a system that relies on a free capitalist market to have welfare ideas, which are a capitalist invention, doesn't count)
@ Seductive Cheeto, again you’ve literally said something that isn’t at all socialism. You’re just making things up. Socialism is workers owning the means of production, not the taking of capital from workers. If any profit it accrued, it is shared amongst the workers or everyone is given a say into what happens to it democratically (and leaders can be elected to help manage excess). Socialism distinguishes between private and personal property.
@griffinstorme, exactly, anything produced will be taken by the government, you can't keep it. You're just using semantics to make the idea sound nice, but all it is is theft of work, you don't have the right to keep the goods you produce, and any "private property" is simply government assigned or bought with the scraps the government let's you keep. You simply can't refute that, it's how socialism works. When has it ever not been like? Ever? You can say the "workers owns the means of production" but that's just a lie, the workers are slaves to the state created and the only way out is death.
@ Seductive Cheeto, no... what you’re stating is capitalism. But instead of the “government” taking things, the employers do. Employees are the slaves of CEOs living in poverty while the big wigs sit around accruing wealth for doing nothing.
The government doesn’t take anything in socialism. The workers directly control everything. I’ve already explained this to wits end and you’re just making things up and not listening so I’m done with this lost cause. Goodbye
@griffinstorme, What? In capitalism the workers get paid a fair wage that they can keep, they are able to do as they wish with their money, they're able to seek employment anywhere, schooling, luxury, travel, anything is available to the worker in Capitalism, you get what you deserve. Where did you learn about socialism because it's not anything like that, you get what the heads of state believe you deserve. You're delusional if you think a worker is anything more than a slave in a socialist society, what single freedom do they have? What access to any of the goods I described do they have? How are they not slaves in a country size prison?
@griffinstorme, Hell in capitalism you can make your own business, that's impossible in socialism because any money you make will just be completely stolen by state, just look at the industry America has, the luxuries, the phone you're using! All products of capitalism, the freedom to do WHATEVER you want and get paid fairly for it.
It's financial Darwinism. Adapt or die.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, I didn’t know the market was that cutthroat
@Suicide Squad Sucks, capitalism determines who is smart and who is poor
Edit: I have no problem taking downvotes from people who don’t get quality references
@TamblanTheBrick, tell that to the people who had bitcoin for years vs months
Death is a preferable alternative to communism.
We live in a society
@Scarlet Link, I mean... I guess.
@Scarlet Link, George?
@Scarlet Link, ScarletLink presidential candidate for 2020
Yrah but real socialism has never been tried. We gotta instill it everywhere this time so that we can really hit those high numbers on death count so that we can lower our carbon emissions and resource consumption to save the penguins
The era of a giant corporation who abuses and uses the poor minorities to manufacture their products, but uses a minority to sell products to the “woke” by pretending they care about some hot button buzzword BS issue. Newsflash: they don’t give a fvck about issues, all they care about is MONEY
If you use the word woke to describe yourself, I automatically understand you’re retarded and most likely socially inept.
... Anyone heard from Liberachi lately?
@SimonPetrikov, not in a while
*sigh* another post to make people think they know economics....come on funny pics not you too.
Inb4 people hating on communism and praise capitalism for being "the best we have".....
@Devils Conscious, you got a better idea?
@The Freaking FBI, yes he does, it's that he's in power and everyone starves (communism) otherwise he'll bjtch and virtue signal on the internet cause life isnt a perfect page from Winnie The Pooh. The intellectual arguments of privileged first worlders about how we should run our country into the ground because "gimme gibs" will never be topped 👌
Damn, bruv. I feel this.
*ahem* excuse me, waiter. I didn't order the politics.
Just do it
Woke... I’m totally woke about being woke...