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...is that the state can take your home off you and there is nothing you can do about it.

The worst thing about Capitalism is you can't afford a home in the first place


 

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Well, the state can take your home off you in Capitalist countries too by Compulsory Purchase Order.
 

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The worst thing about communism was the 'female: shot put throwers from East Germany. Have to say the female gymnasts from the Eastern bloc countries could be cuties though as well as being athletically fantastic.
 
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Well, the state can take your home off you in Capitalist countries too by Compulsory Purchase Order.
But in order to have your home Compulsory Purchased you need to own it. This is becoming a pipe dream in the "Capitalist" West. In "Communist" China home ownership is growing.

Reducing home ownership is Government Policy in Ireland
 

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The Irish Times leader a few weeks ago about the 70th anniversary of Chinese communism was much softer on its horrors than it ever is about Trump or Johnson.:unsure:
 
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the worst thing about communism is that when you point out all the historic horrors.....a commie irish neighbour will always retort ''oh yes, but that country was not really communist''

Religious fruitcakes (all religious people) will often try the same stunt.

And in all cases a tarnished and discredited ideology is like the cat with nine lives.
 
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the worst thing about communism is that when you point out all the historic horrors.....a commie irish neighbour will always retort ''oh yes, but that country was not really communist''

Religious fruitcakes (all religious people) will often try the same stunt.

And in all cases a tarnished and discredited ideology is like the cat with nine lives.

True, and when you point out all the horrors and errors of Capitalism, you can be sure someone will say "But we've never had Real Capitalism."
 

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The situation of property isn't so rosy in Hong Kong where the govt raises it's revenue leasing land (less than 5% of Hong Kong can be used for housing) to scumbag developers who then charge a fortune for the renting of a coffin sized cage apartment. Most of those developers are Chinese.
 

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Individual and collective subjugation to the State.

Communism = failure of society
 

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The thing is that Marx never saw Communism as being opposed to Capitalism, but something that Capitalism transforms into. I'd be a bit more anti-Capitalist myself than Marx was.
 
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