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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/21/2021 11:41 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/21/2021 01:28 PM
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The Communist Manifesto Was First Published On This Day in 1848

London, UK....On this day in 1848 the Communist Manifesto was first published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite!” ~ Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto





It was a precursor to many of the wars and political struggles the world has faced since its publication. Can a man build a better life ruling himself or must he be ruled? A Quote from Karl Marx..."The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles."

The language and reasoning in the manifesto is compelling. History has shown however that human nature is the one constant. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" ~ John Dalberg-Acton. Acton's quote was proved time and time again in country after country.

Revolution after Revolution brought corrupt and power hungry regimes into power. Communism for them was a tool to rule. Power corrupts and in most of the communist countries the only ones to benefit were the ruling classes.

Instead of a hand up for the masses all they saw was a boot upon their hopes and dreams. Equality of misery, starvation and death were the direct results in country after country.

The history of the 20th Century is filled with the examples of death and destruction these ideals brought to Russia in the early part of the Century and later by Communist China. Some estimates of the deaths in the Great Chinese Famine in the late 1950s and early 1960s are as high as 55 million.

Some think tanks have put the total deaths by forced starvation, genocide and more in communist ruled countries in the 20th Century at over 110 million.

Freedom, Democracies and Capitalistic economies have lots of problems, unfortunately the "solutions" are much, much worse.


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Posted on: 2021-02-21 11:43:28   By: Anonymous
 
Communism and socialism always lead to death and destruction

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-21 11:53:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Tell AOC that.

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      Re: /\Tell AoC that...
      Posted on: 2021-02-21 12:14:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes. Trump 2024 and lets MAGA!

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        Re: /\Tell AoC that...
        Posted on: 2021-02-21 13:24:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Sad, just sad.......

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          Re: /\Sad, just sad...
          Posted on: 2021-02-21 17:13:55   By: Anonymous
           
          In reference to?

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    Re: click bait
    Posted on: 2021-02-21 11:55:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Let's see if we get real discussion or hate mongering.
    Either way John wins.
    Communism has never worked in a capitalist world.
    Socialism has a chance. As long as the people on the bottom are taken care of, those on the top can prosper.
    It's those of us in the middle that need to make the difference. With a chance of moving up you can have hard work pay off. Whether it's in a socialist economy or a straight forward capitalist economy, hard work can be a reward for anyone.

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National Holiday
Posted on: 2021-02-21 12:59:23   By: Anonymous
 
President Biden* has declared a National Holiday to honor the anniversary of the publishing of the Democrat Bible

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    Re: National Holiday
    Posted on: 2021-02-21 13:29:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Bad mouthing a man that actually reads the Bible. And goes to church on Sundays.
    Typical dotard.

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      Proud Boy Party
      Posted on: 2021-02-21 13:42:06   By: Anonymous
       
      We are going to have a proud boy gathering at the Murphys Hotel tonight.

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        Re: Proud Boy Party
        Posted on: 2021-02-21 13:56:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Don't tread on me...

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          Re: Proud Boy Party
          Posted on: 2021-02-21 15:02:03   By: Anonymous
           
          Well I don't agree with the Proud Boys but they are still better than the Dem Communist party.

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            FDR
            Posted on: 2021-02-21 15:04:29   By: Anonymous
             
            John's Statement-
            Freedom, Democracies and Capitalistic economies have lots of problems, unfortunately the "solutions" are much, much worse.

            Really john? America was reeling under the Republican hands off policies of Hoover a Republican, who brought America to it's knees with a hands off approach. An economic depression was ended by the election of a Democrat- FDR, who started reforms to capitalism- regulating Wall St, banking. Glass-Stegal was instituted, and America had an expansion of the middle class never before in history. Clinton signed the end of the regulations, in the post Reagan era which was the fashion du jour, and the middle class gains started to be eroded. Capitalism unleashed, began to destroy the economy that had worked since the 1930's with regulation. Clinton also started many attacks on the poor, as the Democratic party embraced capitalists over their long past base- the unions and working people.
            bush ignored the 9-11 warnings and the sub prime warnings, and a letter from all 50 Governors warning him of an impending economic melt down from the lax sub prime lending of the banks.

            The false narrative that regulating capitalism is socialism , is partially true, -partially.
            History is replete with the cause effect of unregulated capitalism leading to boom-bust cycles. Regulation breaks this cycle, which can mushroom in each cycle to have more disastrous effects with each cyclical bust.
            2008 showed the disaster the loss of Glass-Stegal well predicted would occur. It wa snot a fluke, but an effect of decreased regulation.
            The criminally immoral fact is with the new "financial instruments" of derivative trading those well placed, actually made huge financial gains on the losses of the 2008 sub prime depression.
            Such is the immoral side of capitalism.
            Well regulated capitalism is beneficial to society, unregulated capitalism is not.

            Socialism benefits a society with regulated economies and programs and services, but allows the freedom, liberties to make one's own way within rules that benefits all.

            The Republicans have tried since FDR to end SS, Medicare, food assistance, and other social policies that reduced the deaths of seniors , educated the children, created police depts, hospitals, roads, and many other gains that were financed by all, instead of the free market model of haves and have nots, what is increasing now. Do we really want a 3rd world society model? The Republicans do. The disaster of the freeze in Texas, showed up the disaster of a free market capitalism model with little regulation. The result was death and hunger.
            Texas decided to go it alone, and the people suffered for it. One resident did keep his power, his electricity bill was for over $12,000 for 4 days of power. This is unregulated capitalism at it's worse.

            American's living standard has declined since Reagan started the supply side free market economics voo doo economics which only has made the rich richer and the poor poorer besides causing many to sink out of the middle class to the ranks of the poor.

            We have a chance to change the model , with some changes, reinstating well proven regulation the economy could once again serve all, not the few.

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              Re: FDR
              Posted on: 2021-02-21 16:23:35   By: Anonymous
               
              The Republicans of late have embraced fascism on a scale not seen before.


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                Re: FDR
                Posted on: 2021-02-21 18:30:03   By: Anonymous
                 
                Well to dumb it down I think he was saying freedom good, totalitarians bad.

                If we keep it simple we all can agree. Those in Washington who think they have the right to manage your life are evil!!!

                If they have a R after evil

                If they have a D still evil

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                  Re: FDR
                  Posted on: 2021-02-21 20:11:30   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Proud Boys are cheek spreaders. Its part of the initiation.

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                    Re: FDR
                    Posted on: 2021-02-22 07:41:52   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Sniveler they have your cheeks spread, All Aboard

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                      Re: FDR
                      Posted on: 2021-02-22 09:17:02   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Sounds like you are remembered your time in prison.

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                        Re: FDR
                        Posted on: 2021-02-22 09:20:37   By: Anonymous
                         
                        The proud boys. There organization has a PHD in stupidity.

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                          Re: FDR
                          Posted on: 2021-02-22 12:04:53   By: Anonymous
                           
                          SO!

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