Of course everyone here knows this, but I didn't know about this statue. The fact it has remained untouched by the mob while statues of Grant, Washington etc come down tells you everything about their ideology.
I've said it for years, you can't claim to be a patriot and also ID as a liberal. If I was wrong, you would see liberal leaders denounce the cultural revolution going on. They instead, cheer it on.
Post by snotbubbles on Jun 24, 2020 13:39:09 GMT -6
What the hell is the attraction to communism? Its a failed system based on chewing up and spitting out the rank and file. I have to believe the only people wanting that form of govt expect to be in the leadership, where life is good in a commie society. I'm getting older and end to be a real treat in general, but jackasses piss me off when they want to put me in their plans. Thinning out the herd anyone?
The attraction is for those who don't want to actually work to get something in return. In theory, in a capitalist country, the economic and political system is controlled privately by individuals and private businesses (not state-owned), so people themselves are in control of how much they earn by how much they work to succeed. In a communist/socialist system, the economy and political systems are state-owned and it controls how much everybody gets - basically free handouts.
If you just want to hide-out in your parent's basement or go tear down statues and destroy property and collect your monthly governmental paycheck, you'd like to live in a communist/socialist country.
The fact that 43% in the US stated that socialism would be good for the country this time last year in a Newsweek poll (link) should tell you where a good chunk of America's youth are at these days and why we're seeing what we're seeing now (statues of the past being taken down, defund the police, etc).
"I'm gonna tell you somethin' right now. While you're out there playing patty cake with your friend Pedro, your Uncle Rico is makin' 120 bucks."
Post by snotbubbles on Jun 24, 2020 17:09:49 GMT -6
I hear ya! Good thing is, while the low-life dead end kids destroy and loot, many are actually hard working goal driven Americans. I could brag on my Kidd all day, but as an example she has her Black in Yamate Ryu Aikijujitsu, the old man still trying. College degree in music theory. Not just her, but the crowd she hangs with are decent humans, (I don't say that often) and offer hope for future. I would just give up if I couldn't believe that younger generations will love this country and leave parts over seas if necessary like others have. If there is no USA this world is gutted.