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Bernie Sanders Claps Back After Liz Cheney, Daughter of Bush VP, Attacks 'Fraud of Socialism' on House Floor

I’ve a little quote for you.

Martin Niemöller

(1892-1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me."

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This is a favorite quote, posted here quite frequently and slightly differently.

You’ll note that at the link below you will find varying extreme definitions of “socialism”
both as a liberal concept and as a fascist concept.

Even where Merriam Webster acknowledges those differences, it does not seem to
go far enough still in doing so.

Americans want a system like Norway’s according to polls.

And we see proven over and again that socially responsible government produces
healthier living standards for their citizens. We saw that for 70 years here with New Deal.

We also see the destruction that capitalism brings very rapidly – it’s basically suicidal.
Global Warming one of the saddest examples of those results.

Capitalism is fascism.

Unregulated Capitalism is merely organized crime.

SOME Jews - just like SOME Moslems, SOME ‘Christians’, SOME any crazy belief system you like - even SOME atheists! Same applies if you treat the word Jew as an ethnic/racial term. There’s good and bad (and middling) in every section of humanity, however you group it!

Who fights and dies the wars these egotistical 1%'ers and politicians wage?
Who builds the infrastructure of this country?
Whose labor make the ideas of the entrepreneur come to fruition?
Sure as hell not the 1%'ers or the politicians. Most do whatever they can to avoid it. Labor needs Capital and Capital needs Labor. So why is it that Capital buys the politicians, writes the laws, and hide behind the (paid for) Courts to reduce Labor to sub-class servants so they can have it all? If Labor stopped, even for a week, it would bring Capital to its knees. They just need to right method.

Very well said! People think we are not a socialist country but we are. The wealthy rule this country, and own the politicians and courts. No private property? That is also true today. Despite what people think, they DO NOT own their (in their ow mind) home or land. Don’t pay taxes on it and the government takes it from you. Don’t pay income taxes, you go to jail. (except corporations) The problem for these Capitalist pigs (not all of them) is they cannot figure a way to get the masses into their lair. They do give it the ole’ college try by attempting to do away with your healthcare rights, your social security benefits and whatever else they can. Watch the Plutocracy documentaries. Ever since FDR put Social Security into law the GOP have been trying to undo it because it gives the working class a means (though a minimal one) to retire instead of working to our deaths like the ruling class wants.

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