Militarized Immigration

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Friday, August 18, 2023, 10:09 (107 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

socialism, social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Furthermore, everything that people produce is in some sense a social product, and everyone who contributes to the production of a good is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole, therefore, should own or at least control property for the benefit of all its members.

This conviction puts socialism in opposition to capitalism, which is based on private ownership of the means of production and allows individual choices in a free market to determine how goods and services are distributed.

I do not want to redefine Socialism today. This definition will do!

Your definition simply underscores that you don't know what socialism is or how it's practiced in the real world. But if you're so against it then be consistent and refuse your SOCIAL Security payments, stop using PUBLIC roads, PUBLIC parks and all PUBLIC services. Personally I prefer socialism blended with MORALLY ETHICAL capitalism.

No one is coming for my property in Mexico. And I'm glad to see socialistic practices reducing poverty in Mexico.

Natural resources should all be socialized, unless you want to start paying for the air you breathe, the sunlight that illuminates your days and the breeze that refreshes you. Under the USA's current form of capitalism most of the world's resources are WASTED so that Joe Blow can have a miniaturized boombox (made with rare earths) and drink flavored sugar-water from plastic bottles (that poison the air, land and sea forever and ruin Joe's health so that he takes up space and resources in a medical facility that someone who's been more careful with their health may need). There's such a thing as too many varieties of a product so that it simply becomes a wasteful endeavor to produce it. I mean, how many brands of toilet paper do we really need, all wrapped in disposable colorful plastic? Current capitalism will kill the last of every species because it can fetch a price some rich asshole will pay. Current capitalism will continue concentrating more wealth into the hands of fewer people. It's a broken system we can no longer afford and it's literally destroying the planet. The USA's healthcare system is a prime example of broken capitalism.

The real problem is none of these "incentives" do anything more than punish ordinary people. $5 a gallon gas is not going to motivate the guy who sells fruit from the back of his '89 F150 to buy an electric vehicle, it just makes him that much poorer. When a Coke in a plastic bottle is almost half the price of an aluminum can, it's no real surprise that the beach is littered with plastic. When power companies literally charge you more for using less and generate artificial shortages, who's going to put out the effort?
I couldn't really care less what my carbon footprint is because as long as governments and corporations refuse to deviate from their profitable status quo, nothing I do will make a damn bit of difference. I care what it costs me to live.

So don't put all this on Joe's lifestyle. Joe is not on his knees in Sam's Club begging for a wider choice of TP. Joe would likely not be buying so much sugar water in plastic bottles if he were able to drink from the faucet, instead of buying water in freakin' plastic bottles!!

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