Reply to "Politically Incorrect VI"

ok,  well I'm not to busy so Darla let's take just of few of your hyperbolic assertions and look at the truth.   

Obama is not a Socialist.  Socialism is an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are controlled by the state.  He is a liberal capitalist who is willing to use government to help soften some of the harsher effects of capitalism.   Any true Marxist would be appalled at the health care reform bill which simply gives middle class people TAX CREDITS to purchase private insurance, making coverage available to 30 million additional people and saving lives.  Yes, it does also expand medicaid which is a govt program for the poorest americans.  This was the REPUBLICAN alternative to the Clinton HCR proposal in the 1990's, but the Republicans of today have moved so far to the right, at this point Reagan looks like a flaming liberal.

Your constant invocations of Stalin as the pinnacle of the left are tiresome and ill informed.  Stalin was a horrible murderous dictator.  NO ONE LIKES HIM.   He was a Communist and espoused and ideology which has no resemblance to modern american progressive thought or european social democracy.   In face, Clement Atlee the SOCIALIST Brittish Prime Minister of post war england who instituted national health care was a strident anti communist and anti stalinist and a strong ally of the US against the USSR.  

The truth is, pure socialism and pure capitalism are unworkable.  Pure Socialism destroys individual freedom and initiative and leads to economic collapse.  Pure Capitalism allows brutal exploitation of working people and creates tremendous suffering.   What the west has embraced for over 60 years is Capitalism with some Socialist elements to ensure all people have a chance and that people are not left helpless without health care or old age pensions.   This is how the US has operated since the early 20th Century.   Europe has taken it a bit further and hence they have higher life expectancy and live lives with less of the uncertainty that Americans endure.  

As far as the ROTC comment and Islamic Fascism.   The ROTC will of course be welcomed back at Harvard, although reports have it that they do not see it as cost effective recruitment.    I find it funny that you fear "Islamic Fascism" which I also fear and oppose as I do any irrational doctrine and then in your next post you take a dig at atheists who are among the MOST VOCAL OPPONENTS of Islamic Fascism.  Just read Christopher Hitchens.
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