That is a seriously stupid splitting of hairs. Whenever capitalism is fettered by socialism inflation goes nuts in proportion to the socialism/communism, and a "not a true communism" argument is just blatantly silly in relation to that. When you devalue work by handing out "portions" of the work to those that didn't proportionately contribute it straight out destroys currency value. No communism has or can exist for an extended period because it doesn't "pull the weak up" it rather "pulls the strong down." [/quote]
You're not paying attention so let's start all over again. First, I asked that China as an example be excluded but you've decided to include China so I'll say a few things about it. China is the best example of communism in a significantly large country on the face of the earth today. And China under communism has elevated hundreds of millions up out of poverty to a degree that's never been seen throughout history. See if Moronium wants to argue that with you. I'm not particularly interested.
A lot of downright silly people like to claim Capitalism needs socialism, but that's just not true. What can you claim as a socialist part of a capitalist society that doesn't get done better by privatization and competition? Post office meet UPS and Fedex (and every courier service before them, also telecom more recently), Police force meet private security, Military meet PMC, Roadworks meet toll booth, municipal water meet bottled water, public school meet private school. Literally everything socialist is done better with free market and competition. You bring up "happiness" but really what I think you're talking about is the bliss of ignorance, right before it causes total collapse.
That's why Bernie would have lost even if Hillary didn't rig her party votes; only idiots don't see that government monopoly is a broken system.
Pay attention. Pure socialism or pure capitalism doesn't exist in any country. Canadians should know that; Americans aren't expected to think that deep! And for a quick answer to your question of what socialist policy can be done better than capitalism? Health care obviously, but much more. (see the health care thread) (and start a conversation on the benefits of socialism if you're interested in learning)
Trump tapped that nail on the head. You're still avoiding providing legitimate evidence of evil, racism, etc... I'm going to take that as you cannot provide it and that you're hiding your head in the sand after being called out on it. :)
So my last word on Trump's racism will be that he promoted racism with his birther remarks. Otherwise, we agree to disagree.
Edited by montgomery, 11 February 2019 - 06:05 PM.