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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to forklift (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

59. Newsflash: I'm not a Bernie Sanders supporter.

 

So attacking him or his ideology doesn't make one damn thing I wrote untrue.

Not. One. It doesn't change the poverty statistics, for instance. But you don't want to argue about that. It's a losing argument for you.

I have no problem with rich people or corporations. I DO have a problem with them owning and controlling MY government, the healthcare system, the education system, the prison system and their greed destroying the ONLY planet I have to live on. I do have a problem with them hoarding so much wealth via tax and other advantages that everyone else either does without or desperately fights for scraps of what's left for the common good. (I believe FDR believed in the common good). But you don't want to argue about that. It's a losing argument for you, too.

This has nothing to do with "Ah hatez rich peoples!"

Again, you've reduced it to that.

I'm sorry for your tunnel vision. But I stick by what I wrote and why I wrote it. The facts stand. Capitalism as it is, with capitalists owning and controlling our government, paying no taxes and being practically completely unregulated is predatory, unsustainable, parasitic and rapacious. It doesn't work. It has never worked.

If that makes people sick, scared, dizzy or exasperated then I say GOOD. It's time people stopped to think about this instead of wagging their fingers at those who are sick of being prey for capitalists and calling FDR Democrats (like, yes AOC) "socialists!".

Am I aware that the wildly ignorant society we live in cannot deal with that word? Sure. Then don't use it. Call it something else: progressivism, social democracy, whatever. I get that. I get why Warren denounces it and why she has to.

But arguing the facts and claims I put forth is a losing argument. Arguing that our current economic and social system (capitalism) works is a losing argument. It doesn't. And I will stand by that -- whatever the hell you or Warren or AOC or Harris or anybody else wants to call it or me or however you want to distract, detract, reduce, or change the argument to, instead. Doesn't change the fact that capitalism doesn't work. It's not working now and never has that I'm aware of.
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