Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rolling Stone wants to Revive the USSR

Most of my life we fought the cold war to prevent the expansion of communist tyranny.

Now we have some people and publications actually advocating for it's revival right here in the U.S..

Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For
It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows. Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer, while huge swaths of the country are still drowning in personal debt, tens of millions of Americans remain unemployed – and the new jobs being created are largely low-wage, sub-contracted, part-time grunt work.
Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But that egalitarian impulse isn't often accompanied by concrete proposals about how to get out of this catastrophe. Here are a few things we might want to start fighting for, pronto, if we want to grow old in a just, fair society, rather than the economic hellhole our parents have handed us.~snip~
The USSR had all this and tried to force it on others and they basically collapsed because it didn't work. Also they murdered and oppressed millions which seems to happen every time communism is forced on a country.
The Soviet Union couldn't even harvest enough wheat on its collectivist farms to feed their own people, so what did they do?
They turned to the evil capitalist Americans.
If we go full blown communist then who the hell will we turn to?
There used to be a time where people who advocated for this kind of thing were marginalized and sometimes monitored by the FBI. Nowadays they are given legitimacy by mainstream publications.
Making them both dangers to humanity.

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