Because I read, and because I've witnessed so-called communism (actually authoritarian socialism) personally.
I do now. Of course, in your "mind" (I use the word incredibly loosely) that means I always have, right?
I don't see your incoherence as a flaw. It certainly brightens up the board.
Stalin and Mao both had an 'elite' and then everybody was the same if they were below that. That isn't any different than England and the rest of Europe in 1500AD. The ones who would fight communism to the bitter end is the elite because their standard of living would go down. (or so the story goes, in truth the money they can't spend on themselves in a year should be given to somebody who is a little behind in what gets done with money in a year)
About every 3 years whatever I have acquired seems to get taken away, after awhile permanency seems mostly like an illusion. It goes back to when I was 3 so that is about 20 examples. I've burned more later than it starting out that way but I'm not really looking at that as being any real accomplishment when it is all said and done. If calamity sells I should be richer than I am today.
Compared to your narrow little hallway version I'm not feeling any threat other than you getting confused. What makes it's in as a permanent guest still has to pass a few filters before they get into the 'big room'. My live is what a sloppy perfectionist deserves so that is the path that led me here, if here is also where others are then how they got here should make me happier or sadder depending on the parameters in the story.
lol, if I could intentionally design that in I would be a richer man in terms of material things. Perhaps the 'flashes' you get cause that and if you were exposed to the 'full version' they wouldn't be there. My Grandson keeps telling me that I spoil his dog when it stays with me and I don't have the heart to tell him his dog loves me because of it and that is why he feels about me the same way the dog does. Should I explain all that to him or just keep it as a reason to not get too excited over the issue and know that in the end he will most likely spoil the people he runs into, rather than ****ing them over.
I was meaning you get entertained and the dead end guy gets a preview of life without a job the poor guy gets a way out as that would be at the top of his 'things to do list'.
I have a couple of brothers that are *******s so it isn't like I can't terminate a bad relationship.
That would be a few stories right there and the one with a gravel pit and international business affairs would be the one that would get the most votes from you over the 'liar and bully' sodes where the Hatfiels and McCoys would be the daily trend. If I said 'older brother' would that tell you who won most of the 'battles'? Things that don't make the table at family holidays would be 'interesting' in the 'burnt bridges' section.
Since they won't be shows they might make a topic at a chat site if I ever find one. (in that the format is video and voice based and is more like FOX as a 'phone in site' and the 'headlines become the topics and the 'readers' (rather than the advertisers) determine if the stoty lasts a long time or a short time.The initial list would have to be on the 'long side' and grow from there.
But the fact remains that once these reforms took place, the standard of living improved, the quality of life has increased, and longevity is greater than ever. It is a good bet that if these social safety valves did not exist all of these things would be greatly diminished. And if the corresponding programs which benefit businesses were removed as well, the economic consequences would be far more disastrous.
But they were socialist countries. You can tell coz they said so.
What does that have to do with whether you've ever seen authoritarian socialism in action?
Gotta admit, I'm confused now.
Could be. Since I can't make head nor tail of what you're babbling about, I can't really say it's impossible.
Sounds good to me.
So do they.
Still not really seeing what this has to do with authoritarian socialism, but I guess it made you happy.
Need I remind you that is the room via your position. My words have always been true, just like my having a room with a view while your view in your room is restricted to the one you would have if you were in a narrow hallway with many turns.
That almost sounds like an echo (as in just said) yet I am the one with a slow learning curve. The 'noon already' kind of hurt huh?
I live in a central California agricultural based community. We have many who work hard BUT we also have another group who are 4th generation welfare recipients. the word WORK to them is an insult. They demand free things continually and think they are owed that.