So do you want our children to grow up with no options or knowlegde to make their own choices about their personal political stance? What if in a socailist world we denied people from learning about capitalism? It's a personal choice. And to quote Alan Moore “Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” To deny someone the right to learn and make their own decisions is only going to result in a fascist dictatorship.
Also you can not honestly, HONESTLY claim to know what EVERY GOD DAMN PERSON IN AMERICA WANTS!? I know for a fact that some people do WANT socialism.
And I think that making a joke about molestation (also a WRONG accusation) is disgusting.
I always thought that socialism is a economic system, maybe I'm wrong here. Please state one socialistic economic system that Obama personally has implemented. Obamacare is radically evil, not socialism. If Obamacare is socialism then so are laws that require people to have car insurance in order to drive. Driving is no longer a privilege, it is a necessity for anyone who has to go to work every day.
What are cooperative enterprises if not the basis of socialism? Aren't churches cooperative enterprises? Charities?
Wait loosely... isn't medicare and social security socialistic programs where all of us take direct ownership of it via agreed upon taxation? Or can we think about those as just taxes that go to specific places that the legislation body has dictated. And we are powerful to change.
Isn't public education for everyone a socialist ideology? Everyone's money goes to it and everyone benefits from it, or do they?
Direct public ownership... isn't that socialism? Is a non-private park socialism? Are non-private roads socialism?
The serious take home message is this: Parents, don't let your children see there are other ideas out there, please keep them totally ignorant to this fact and you will have good children. Wow, makes me want to puke.
Oh wait, is she arguing to the police officer who is not directly paid by a private organization to uphold the peace. Maybe it is a rent-a-cop. The police are publicly owned aren't they, they serve and protect the USA?
What about people who say they are socialists. Who openly admit they are socialists. I have a few profs that were openly socialists (at SDSU). They completely agreed on what is socialism.
"Not sure our ed system is a point in your favor." What the heck is my "favor", do you think I'm trying to say you are wrong for something? I was alluding to established socialistic norms in our system that exist, and for some reason Republicans (who hate socialism) are okay with.
I understand completely why conservatives hate socialism and why they love free enterprise. I just find it hypocritical that we accept forms of socialism, but say we hate it!
1.) Obama is a democrat, not a socialist. 2.) Exposing children to different political views is a good thing, it encourages them to think for themselves and choose their party based on their beliefs rather than blindly follow the party they were raised in. 3.) As for your "no hippies" thing, hippies are usually more communist than socialist or democratic; I'm a socialist and I'm not a hippie and I don't necessarily like everything Obama does, I just prefer him to the other candidates.
Jesus Christ- you know, I don't want to start commenting much on your deviations, because I myself have some rather liberal views and I don't want to start a conflict (get more than enough of that on Yahoo News), but do you HAVE to say "no hippies please." so much?
No offense bro, but it's annoying. Here's the thing- you say it so much, it makes you look bad, like a little kid that repeats the same phrase over and over again. We get it, you don't like 'hippies', which, by the way, you could do everyone a favor by telling us what your definition of a hippie is- the way you say it, it's just something you toss on everyone that disagrees with you.
I'm honestly saying this to help you. This honestly, to some extent, really damages your credibility- it makes it hard to take you seriously. Likewise, when Protoeyesore gave his "no hippies no hippies no hippies" comment, I don't think he was trying to agree with you- he was making fun of you.
Do yourself a favor and really think this over on how much you use that annoying-ass word.
But do you listen and asses what you hear before rejecting it? I know just hearing something repeated isn't motivation to uphold it or follow it as it becomes more annoying, but if you honestly asses ideas and views before deciding where you stand you'll have a better argument for your stance than simply denying others opinions and saying "no hippies please." Even if you stay at the right after your assessment it helps, you can give an argument that at least makes sense to someone rational, even if it goes against their ideals. I don't agree with where you stand but I will have much more respect for your opinions and actions, and I imagine some portion of those displeased with you would, if you can justify them more effectively.
What Obama supports is market interventionism - the country operates on free enterprise, but faces strict regulations and taxation, and companies may receive subsidies. Basically the same as every president since forever. Even his controversial healthcare plan, that penalizes people for not having private insurance, is far from a socialist program.
Fox makes me laugh when they warn about the socialist menace trying to take over America. They have never heard of Wikipedia apparently.