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I am a democratic socialist, anarchist sympathizer as well as a swift opponent of totalitarianism, and skeptical to faith And now two sayings to best remember: "One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship." "Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac."

  • What was the average age of world war 2 and korean war veterans that served in combat?...please try to have a sourse, thanks?

    I ask this because my father served in ww2 at the age of 30. I've always seemed to think that these men were older when drafted in comparison to their vietnam counterparts.

    2 AnswersMilitary6 years ago
  • what do you think of this quote, by Oscar Wilde?

    “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”

    11 AnswersPhilosophy6 years ago
  • Could the Articles of Confederation work Today, and would anyone be for it?

    i write this because i believe in today's United States, we are doing more harm than good by having such a large government with so much division. The original Articles helped prevent the war debt from being paid off and therefore had tax complications, but if States could operate as they did as a Confederation i believe progress could be fulfilled.

    It would certainly answer the debate over smaller government, and smaller governments are easier to control mind you.

    I believe it is worth a try. The European Union is an example of the modern Articles. Yes it faces problems, but has the largest economy in the world, lowest rates of poverty, highest household median income, and some of the best education available. These are certainly admirable qualities. Especially among those with different and similar ideology

    your thoughts?

    6 AnswersPolitics7 years ago
  • Statutory Rape in New York State?

    A nephew of mine has been charged with Statutory rape in New York state. He is twenty years of age, and the girl is sixteen. This is his first criminal offense in his life, and i would really like to know if this charge (if not dropped) will be permanently on his record. What can be the consequences such as prison time etc etc, and if convicted what then can be done?

    I know it will not and does not matter in the eyes of the law, but the lady my nephew has been intimate with does not look in the least sixteen years of age. And that is what bothers me about what is called Statutory rape.

    Thank you

    4 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
  • Which secret police agency of the Soviet Bloc was worse?

    The Stasi or the KGB?

    A very good friend of mine Artiom discussed with me his experiences in the Soviet Union and expressed that the Stasi was much more restrictive and ruthless than the KGB could ever be.

    I would like your thoughts on this matter

    2 AnswersPolitics7 years ago
  • Could the Articles of Confederation work today, and would you support them?

    One of the main reasons i found for the "failure" of the Articles was because of the national debt, different currencies, and no strong standing army. When the independence was successful the colonies needed strength through unity, but if the states had that strength the Constitutional convention most likely would not have been needed.

    5 AnswersPolitics7 years ago
  • How are the Americans from the 18th and 19th centuries different than the Americans of today?

    Whenever one is to read American History it always appears that many Americans of the 18th and 19th century spirit were more organized, participated far more in government, and were more revolutionary. Even with the effects of Lobbying back then, it appears that Americans fought more and harsher if something they fought for did not go through in congress.

    what happened?

    3 AnswersGovernment7 years ago
  • Is Switzerland a Social Capitalist society?

    The reason why I ask this is because many critics of socialism point to Switzerland as an example of how successful the capitalist country is doing. Yet upon visiting many times i have noticed that yes, Switzerland has a strong capitalist economy, but has very tough government regulations in place, that have are there to prevent exploitation, lower pay etc. I have also found that their healthcare system, which is universal is both private and public, and has dozens of health insurance companies to choose from to reduce, the competition between companies and make sure all of the people are provided for, if a citizen does not buy healthcare, the government does so for them, and sends the citizen a bill.

    Please provide evidence for your information, thank you

    Government7 years ago
  • Is Switzerland a Social Capitalist society?

    The reason why I ask this is because many critics of socialism point to Switzerland as an example of how successful the capitalist country is doing. Yet upon visiting many times i have noticed that yes, Switzerland has a strong capitalist economy, but has very tough government regulations in place, that have are there to prevent exploitation, lower pay etc. I have also found that their healthcare system, which is universal is both private and public, and has dozens of health insurance companies to choose from to reduce, the competition between companies and make sure all of the people are provided for, if a citizen does not buy healthcare, the government does so for them, and sends the citizen a bill.

    Please provide evidence for your information, thank you

    1 AnswerGovernment7 years ago
  • Is Switzerland a Social Capitalist Society?

    The reason why I ask this is because many critics of socialism point to Switzerland as an example of how successful the capitalist country is doing. Yet upon visiting many times i have noticed that yes, Switzerland has a strong capitalist economy, but has very tough government regulations in place, that have are there to prevent exploitation, lower pay etc. I have also found that their healthcare system, which is universal is both private and public, and has dozens of health insurance companies to choose from to reduce, the competition between companies and make sure all of the people are provided for, if a citizen does not buy healthcare, the government does so for them, and sends the citizen a bill.

    Please provide evidence for your information, thank you

    1 AnswerEconomics7 years ago
  • Why do so many people pretend to be other people, someone other than who they truly are?

    Oscar Wilde said: Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

    2 AnswersSociology7 years ago
  • How are men and women different?

    Biologically, and environmentally

    please show evidence

    3 AnswersGender Studies7 years ago
  • Does anyone truly believe the US has good intentions for Syria?

    Assad used the very weapons that would give the US an excuse to enter into the country.

    Is that not a big coincidence, seeing as how the US has been showing support for the rebels since the beginning?

    13 AnswersPolitics7 years ago
  • Why do most not notice how repressive governments often perceive themselves as on the left?

    Stalin

    Kim Sun

    Hitler

    Mussolini

    Franco

    Mao Zedong

    These are just some of the few that i have listed. Each of them has one thing in common, and that is the preaching of the working class coming to power. For better futures because of the "people," and even labeling certain organizations starting with the "people." All of these ruthless human oppressors intentionally used the left as an attraction for followers, but only had power in mind for themselves and the "Elite" those with tremendous wealth, or inherited power. All forms of right wing government are oppressive. Some may bring up Communist Russia, but historians and political scientists will say something completely different on the subject. Communism is supposed to be about democracy, not Oligarchical capitalists that control every aspect of life in the entire country.

    Once each regime was in power, they began to attack the real fighters for human rights and people power, by labeling them as "socialists, or communists," and as the real danger to the New government. Slowly those that fought the New government went missing, press was restricted, and military power was seized for the "people's protection." But in reality it was and has always been a lie.

    To this day the North Korean ruling class still label their country as the Democratic People's Republic. And still preach of the power of the working class and of the great leader. Even Soviet Russia followed suit. Labels such as the people's army, and the people's bank etc.

    Is this not concerning in American politics? Preaching less government, and yet government gets bigger. Security for our safety, yet the government refuses and provides no evidence of danger....

    4 AnswersGovernment7 years ago