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Is there a Class Struggle on Religious Forums?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Laika, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Capitalism will always be in deep trouble. The fundamental
    problem is that people have too much economic liberty.
    Marxism will always be in deep trouble too. It's problem
    is that people have no economic liberty other than the
    black market. One picks one's poison. Mine is capitalism.
     
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  2. Laika

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    Or as one internet quote puts it: "Capitalism is built on exploitation of man by man. Socialism is exactly the reverse." :D
     
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    They've been offered the lie and subserviently bought it.
     
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    But also because purist Marxism or communism, like purist libertarianism, is an unrealistic utopian ideal and does not really work as intended on any large scale. The world's most successful, prosperous societies are capitalistic but have a healthy dose of socialistic trappings. Our form of capitalism in the US is absurdly off the spectrum into cronyism and even the thought of socialism sends people running for the hills. Let alone recognizing that we, for example, should have some universal healthcare system (the horror!).
     
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    I would respond to the OP if I found anyone here who actually has class. :p
     
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    What system does the Star Trek Federation use? We need that.
     
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    The struggle sure seems real at times but given the way things work on this earth, what else could be expected.
    the larger pattern trickles down into the micro and everyone gets a bite of that sand-wich. 2c6eb1a6b43ed5198a305d344d9bcae7--flowchart-funny-things.jpg
     
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  8. Revoltingest

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    It all depends upon which series you watch.
    Moreover, different planets in the Federation
    use different systems.
     
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    Well, your my favorite "commie space dog"..... I thought you burned up reentering the atmosphere.:confused:
     
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    The existence of replicators would greatly change the structure of economics as we understand it today.

    I recall some rather heated discussions on some of the Star Trek message boards about this topic. I think the consensus of opinion was that, while most necessities could be replicated and provided for free, it didn't seem likely they could have a system where there wasn't at least some unit of exchange of some sort. Many also wondered why anyone would take a job waiting tables or tending bar if they weren't being paid for it.

    All I would need is a replicator and my own personal holosuite, and I'd be set.
     
  11. Revoltingest

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    The writers would never allow such a life of ease.
     
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    I would probably end up assimilated by the Borg. I don't think they use money either.
     
  13. Revoltingest

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    Borg....the commies of the Star Trek universe.
    Even being a Ferengi would be better.
     
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    Possibly. But even then, there is some humor in that the writers made the most capitalistic alien race look like trolls and largely ended up as comic relief.

    But not to worry, since we know that the Yangs will ultimately prevail over the Comms.
     
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    I always heard "Cones", but it turns out they were "Kohms".
     
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    Just as long as they obey the Holy Word.
     
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