Reply to "Politically Incorrect VI"

"Socialism is communism lite, and Stalin is who you eventually end up with. "

that's quite a statement and one that clearly betrays a complete lack of understanding of history.   Sweeden, the UK, France, Germany, and most of Western Europe have vibrant democratic systems and socialized medicine as well as generous public systems for over 60 years and not one of the countries has come anywhere close to Stalinism or anything resembling the Leninist type of Socialism that has been discredited for decades.    I don't know if you noticed, but Communism collapsed over 20 years ago.   China has a market economy.  The only "Communist" nations left include North Korea and Cuba.  There is just a handful.    European Social Democracy clearly won the debate between those who advocated a reformist democratic route to a more just society and the Leninists, Maoists and Stalinists who wanted a "dictatorship of the proletariat."  That ideology is pretty much dead.  

Show me the nation that has progressed from modern Social Democracy to Stalinism.  It doesn't exist.   The Communist nations all either experienced a violent revolution while under a feudal or other brutal regime or were occupied by the Soviet Union after WW2.  

Any assertion that Obama is leading us to Socialism and by implication Stalinism is insane.  It's as ridiculous as those on the left saying George Bush planned 9/11.  

The problem here is you are not engaging in honest discourse.  You throw around a quote here and there and assert it is a fact then make huge generalizations and hyperbolic statements about fact with no basis in reality or understanding of history.    It's weird.  But unfortunately it's what discourse in this country has deteriorated to.    

If you hate all things Socialist so much,  I'm assuming you never went to a pubic school, sent a letter through the post office or used mass transit.  I would hope you would also stay true to your beliefs and refuse your Social Security and Medicare when you retire.    

When Medicare was created in 1965, Ronald Reagan said it was the end of freedom and the beginning of totalitarianism.   That's what they said about Social Security in the 30's and what they say about Health Care Reform now.    It's irresponsible and ridiculous.  Before Social Security the poverty rate among the aged was staggering and before Medicare, older Americans lived in fear of medical catastrophe.   No one wants to go back to that.   In 20 years we will look back at the debate on HCR the same way.  People will marvel at the nuts who tried to stop it.  Why did they equate giving middle class people some peace of mind, saving lives and helping people afford to go to the doctor with totalitarianism?   It will seem as ridiculous as it is.
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