2 Thessalonians 3:10
Almost like you were programmed to say that and lack independent thought.6 AnswersPolitics2 months ago
US Constitution legalizes slavery in the 13th Amendment.
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, e͟x͟c͟e͟p͟t͟ ͟a͟s͟ ͟a͟ ͟p͟u͟n͟i͟s͟h͟m͟e͟n͟t for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
It's not surprising then to find that the US has (1) the largest incarceration rate in the world per capita and the largest absolute prison population in the world, but also (2) forced prison labor is commonplace.
Why do people still say western-style capitalism is perfect and we shouldn't be critical of it when it is clearly a failure?
Wealth inequality in the US is on a consistent rise. This means that even thought there is more money being created, most people do not see the benefits.
GDP per capita in the US as well as most countries in Europe is expected to DECLINE in the next several decades. This means less money to go around, combined with more money concentrated at top, inevitably means that the median person will be POORER in the future. Living standards are projected to DECLINE.
The irrationality of the markets leads to periodic economic crashes as it fundamentally is incapable of responding to crisis well. "Panic" in situations like the Dust Bowl, the 2008 housing market crash, or now the coronavirus, lead to enormous economic collapses as everyone tries to act in their own individual interests, leading to anarchic and irrational responses to crisis, and often exacerbate rather than solve them. The US is currently hitting its 7th recession since 1970, roughly an economic crisis every 7 years.6 AnswersPolitics5 months ago
Trip Gabriel of the New York Times reported that the Iowa Democratic Party refused to correct blatant math errors on the election results because:
"The incorrect math on the Caucus Math Worksheets must not be changed to ensure the integrity of the process...Any judgement of math miscalculations would insert personal opinion into the process."3 AnswersPolitics8 months ago
Des Moines Register just reported that the Iowa Democratic Party changed an enormous number of votes from Bernie Sanders to Deval Patrick.3 AnswersPolitics8 months ago
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If it is true that a socialist can't win in the US, shouldn't Republicans vote for Bernie in the Democratic primaries?
Assuming their state has an open primary, of course.4 AnswersPolitics8 months ago
How many Republicans are triggered by a national holiday that not only celebrates a black person but also a socialist?
"The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism." - MLK
"There must be better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism." - MLK
"I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic… [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness." - MLK
"Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children." - MLK
"You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the ***** without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism." - MLK9 AnswersPolitics8 months ago
Just look at these articles right now.
Title: "Russian government resigns as Putin proposes reforms that could extend his grip on power "
Content: "The surprise announcement came after Putin proposed constitutional amendments that would strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the presidency. Taking power from the presidency and handing it to parliament could signal a power shift that has been long speculated about in Russia."
Title: "Putin consolidates power as Russian government resigns "
Actual content: "The Russian leader proposed a national vote on constitutional changes that would push power toward the prime minister and the parliament, and away from the presidency. It’s seen as potentially limiting the power of Putin’s successor if he steps down in 2024."
The content is LITERALLY THE OPPOSITE of the title! Ever since Yeltsin shelled the Russian parliament and forced a constitution through that gave ridiculous power to the parliament, Russia's effectively been a dictatorship. Putin wanting to restore the powers of parliament should be seen as a good thing, but somehow the titles of these articles all directly contradict the content.4 AnswersPolitics8 months ago