If socialists realised that socialism meant giving away the lifestyle they enjoy would they still want it?

I don't think they would. Iv'e heard so many that seem to think it means bringing everyone up to their level but that's just not possible.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Many do realise that worldwide socialism would mean they have to give up smoking, owning a private car and eating several pounds of meat per week. Many would gladly give up fashion, programmed obsolescence and being bombarded with advertisements

    The main advantage being that we could seriously reduce the working-week

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  • 3 months ago

    Those who advocate any version of a Leftist "ism" all think that redistributions will always come to and never from them. Some one else will suffer, not them. Someone else will pay, not them. 

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    • nevin0020
      Lv 4
      3 months agoReport

      @Elwood Bules "socialism for the rich" you've just proved that you don't know what socialism is. Just google it. Like google is there, you can go an research things. It's not hard. 

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  • 3 months ago

    "Gosh, the people I label as 'socialist' don't really behave like socialists; what's wrong with them?"

    Your basic problem here is that what you choose to label socialism is nothing like the practice of socialism. You are exploring your own internal contradictions and projecting them onto the people you mislabel. How silly is that??

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    • nevin0020
      Lv 4
      3 months agoReport

      And you didn't even read the full paragraph, like you really are just an idiot. "This has remained despite being a misnomer." that is the last sentence. Just because most Americans get something wrong, doesn't make it different for them. It just means, in general American are idiots. 

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  • 3 months ago

    Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die. Lol

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

     Think everyone in Alaska seems like they want to be there.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/windfall...

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    • Elwood Blues
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      @nevin's dodge is this: he never commits to a definition of socialism; he just criticizes everyone else's definition!  It's all an elaborate form of bluffing.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Mao Suits for everybody, perhaps a scarf for a splash of color and a pair of red pumps.

    • electricpole
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      And do NOT get caught without your mandatory copy of the "Little Red Book". 

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  • 3 months ago

    Everyone's in love with the idea but when faced with it I doubt they would

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    We dont know if its possible until we try itm i say give it a go. At worst, we make people's lives better.

    • nevin0020
      Lv 4
      3 months agoReport

      Yeah cause it's not like anyone's ever tried it before cough Venezuela cough cough. 

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  • Yes.

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