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But I'm sure that those 85 people worked harder than half the planet.
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Monturrock Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
I don't understand why people still think Communism and Socialism work... it doesn't... when you give all the money and all the goods to all the people it doesn't teach them to stand up and produce, it just teaches them to sit down and mooch.... Welfare in America is the closest thing we have to socialism and it's eating up other hard working peoples money through tax expenses.

The pilgrims who came to America tried communism shortly after arriving in the New World... and after so many people learned they would get the same amount of food for not working an hour in their commune fields, they all nearly died of starvation when winter came because people didn't work to pay their own way during the planting season... when the spring came, they gave every family a plot of land to farm and the next winter they had more than enough food to last them till the coming thaw... Why??? Because suddenly the lazy family found they wouldn't last the next months of snow if they didn't plow and reap and sow...  Isn't that the Capitalistic way of doing things??? Why did communism almost get a whole group of people killed while the capitalistic way kept them all healthy and happy???

Capitalism doesn't make the world poorer... actually capitalism and offering jobs to other countries has made the world richer... 

When I look at modern day Russia... mostly through the lenses of dash cams on cars, I see a land locked in the 70s to 80s as far as current buildings, with cars dating back from the end of the cold war in use all across the country... Leadership still in Dictatorship mode with a puppet president in the hands of Putin's regime... and the Sciences almost non-existent in a country that once brought us all the Periodic table of Elements... What happened Russia??? What do you have to show for your desire for power where none is to be had??? 

Where are the current achievements of a once great world power??? 


America is not without sin, far from it. Most of our media is absolute trash, which is then shipped across the world to pollute and degrade the minds of innocent human beings, we invade countries after we blow up our own buildings and call it just... and we sit by while millions of people die of simple problems we've long since solved, things like normal farming practices and simple hygiene... But what does Communism/Socialism and Russia have to boast about??? That it let several dozen of its own sailors die in a submarine that had poorly maintained Hydrogen-peroxide torpedos while refusing the aid of other country's deep sea rescue units??? That their leaders would rather kill all opposition instead of implementing changes to their country that would make them loved and revered??? 
That threatening to wipe america off the face of the earth through thermonuclear strikes to the Wyoming supervolcano would make the world a better place??? How is this helping anyone??? How is this helping the world see Socialism and Communism in a light other than what the educated have always seen it as???

A Gateway drug for Chaos and hardship!!!
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mclj10 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
"I don't understand why people still think Communism and Socialism work... it doesn't... when you give all the money and all the goods to all the people it doesn't teach them to stand up and produce, it just teaches them to sit down and mooch...."
How does it teach people to "sit down and mooch"? Considering that they all have to work for what they get, it's not really mooching, unlike in capitalism where you have a rich elite that don't lift a finger and get everything humanly possible to get.
"The pilgrims who came to America tried communism"
No, they didn't.
"Capitalism doesn't make the world poorer..."
Africa begs to differ. So does most of Asia. And Latin America too.
"When I look at modern day Russia..."
Modern day, Capitalist Russia. See what 20 years of capitalism does to a nation that once upon a time was able to send the first man to space (under Socialism).
"But what does Communism/Socialism and Russia have to boast about???"
Do you really need a list? I know a guy that has one, and it's a long, long list.
"A Gateway drug for Chaos and hardship!!!"
The past 200 years of Capitalism has been chaos and hardship, and there wasn't Communism immediately before it.
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Aristodes Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do realize that many of those 85 people are from countries with a strong statist or absolutist style of government and economy, right? Think the Arab Oil Sheiks and Chinese CEOs in league with the Communist Party.
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mclj10 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
The vast majority of the global 1% richest people live in the US.
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. Look again.
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mclj10 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Idiot. You said "Vast majority", not "just under half." Look at your own source.
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mclj10 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
It is a vast majority in the sense that it holds 7.25 times more of the worlds richest 1% than any other nation. 
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to learn what a majority is.
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CrystalMV Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
What the hell do you care how hard they work? They made lots of money, why would anyone care if that was hard for them to do or not?
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
because those 3.5 billion people have themselves and their families to feed, meanwhile the 85 richest people in the world can afford to throw out entire feasts.
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CrystalMV Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
It's not like the 85 richest people stole it all from 3.5 billion people. Quite the opposite, they do donate to charity. Should people be considered evil simply because they succeed better than others?

Of course, there is some degree of inequality, such as large corporations receiving exclusive treatment, but that's exactly what a free market isn't, and that's why we need a free market. And since the author of this deviation opposes free market, he's definitely not the one who could make the situation better.
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SOME donate to charities. Very few actually do, and they're not in that top demographic. 
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CrystalMV Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Some donate, some don't. They still pay lots of taxes. Either way, they're rich because people pay them. Which basically means people think the rich ones deserve that wealth. Whatever unfair advantages the rich are given, this problem is not going to be solved by this leftist BS.

Why make the rich look evil in the first place? Some people have health problems, we don't blame the healthy ones for that. Some people are physically weak, it's not the fault of the strong ones. So why look at the rich ones as if they were the cause of poverty? Maybe the poor should try to make their own situation better...
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Maybe the poor should try to make their own situation better..."
That's the problem. They literally CAN'T. I'm guessing you're a well-paid person, probably second class.

I'm by no means in poverty, but a lot of the luxuries that you people take for granted (your smartphones, for example) I don't have. Why? My father lives on a pension. My mother is disabled. My brother is 11. I have too many mental disabilities to be able to handle a job. We have enough to eat and pay rent and have electricity. But no fancy smartphones, no clothes aside from dollar bins and maybe K-Mart/Big W.

The rich are often corrupt. 'Raise the minimum wage' was legitimately met with 'Why stop at $15? Why not raise it to $100,000?!'. More often than not, they don't actually work very hard to get to where they are. Paris Hilton? Rich beyond her wildest dreams, not one ounce of work to show for it. The Kardashians? Same book. The former Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman? He made sure he was being payed more than the President of the United States AND he did nothing but make things worse in Queensland.
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CrystalMV Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
My situation is exactly not what you imagine, and that's exactly why I oppose the leftist crap.

My country was under occupation by Soviet Union for 50 years, and the way it screwed the minds of people is just terrible.

Like you, I'm not in poverty, but not rich either. My dad is disabled and gets a pension. Maybe things are starting to get a little better, since my older brother got a job recently and I'm gonna soon graduate from university and start working too. Yet, the situation isn't as good as it should have been.

My main hobby is programming. It's an art. I think I was 11 when I started it. I liked video games and wanted to become a game developer in the future. And by "game developer" I mean the one who actually decides what to make and gets things done - otherwise, I wouldn't be much of an artist. The important thing I couldn't realize for a long time is, I might have taken control of my situation long ago already if I made better decisions.

While I thought that "maybe someday" I would do what I want, most of the time I believed I just have to do what my parents tell me to do, which means going to school, university, and finally finding a job and doing what I'm told by employer to do. I never liked this idea, but I didn't realize there can be something more to life than that.

Often, I would hear complaints about how lazy I am because I don't earn money. What the hell is that? I always did what I was told to do, so why should it be my responsibility to ensure that whatever I'm told to do is of use? After all, that's not even what I wanted to do. I never really wanted to learn what someone says or work for someone, I wanted to be an artist, I wanted to work for myself.

I've realized my mistakes and started programming some stuff which I'm gonna use to earn money if things go well (but it's not going to be so soon that I coud avoid the necessity to work for someone else once I finish the university). Since I'm better at programming than I used to be, all those years weren't completely wasted, but I didn't make the best out of them. It was influence by all that socialist bullshit which means "you do what we tell you to do and we give you security". I don't want security, I want freedom. Freedom to ensure my security by myself. I don't know if I would be earning enough if I could think independently from the beginning, but the situation would be better than it is now. And I don't blame the rich ones for my mistakes, they weren't the ones who influenced me in a negative way.

Now, speaking of you, you say "I have too many mental disabilities to be able to handle a job", but do you need to "handle a job" to make it better? Do you need to do what someone tells you to do? Or is there something you like doing on your own and could make a living from? That's what does matter a lot.

As for minimum wage, well, that's one of unfair advantages I was talking about. In a free market, employers compete for employees. The one who pays more wins the competition, which is an incentive for employers to pay more, so there's hardly a need for a minimum wage. But when the minimum wage is raised, is becomes less profitable to businesses. Especially the small ones - as opposed to large corporations that earn money more efficiently and can afford paying higher wages anyway. That's where it's unfair, and that's where we need to get rid of this socialist crap. Wage should be based on agreement of employer and employee, not on some higher authority.
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AquosBoost Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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Dalek-who Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
This is true, but it is still BS. It is scientifically proven that the poor are more generous than the rich! It is certainly not fair and if you ask me, there should be major donation to those unfortunate poor people.
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Každý svého štěstí tvůrcem.
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WolfofEnder Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's a lot of wealth. :o
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where are those statistics from? There's a lot of BS on the net.
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
and the best part is: when THEY construct (yes,you read that correctly) an economic crisis on global scale they let US, the regular civilian pay for it. Scumbags.  
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Writer
It is impossible for them to have worked better than half the planet. Literally. Impossible. 

Seems like we might need another French Revolution. x33
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Monturrock Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
No, they just needed to invent a device that the other half of the world wanted to buy... Light Bulbs, Smart Phones, Computers... 
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015   Writer
...well what the fuck to speculators contribute then? All they do is enrich themselves while driving up costs for everyone else. 
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Monturrock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Point taken but if there is a need to be filled it will be by someone sometime somewhere. 

And there are plenty of people in speculation that have failed terribly and had to find work elsewhere too. :D
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NoneStar Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"But I'm sure that those 85 people worked harder than half the planet." They had to work to get there somehow didn't they, also the worlds not fair, if it was, then we wouldn't have all the problems in it, we live in a world of sin. :I
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   General Artist
Great poster, and the comment in the description makes it even more awesome.
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elservine Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Ok. Congrats your point here is useless and is irrelevant. Though true, if you had a brain, you'd find that these own successful companies and most donation money comes from the rich. 
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WritingReaper Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Actually, at least in the US, most of the money that goes to social programs come from the government via taxes, which the rich do their best to avoid via loop holes like charity, which is meant to be for the betterment of humanity, not tax credits.
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elservine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Well some of these charities are actually good. Take the Ronald McDonald house for example. Operated by McDonalds. Any the money these rich guys donate actually helps. 
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WritingReaper Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I'm not saying it doesn't, but it loses a lot of value when they use the tax credits they get from charity to get more money from tax loopholes, that's my problem with it. Charity is not meant to be materially rewarded.
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Cozmia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure those 85 people never worked a bit harder than any one else. Don't you just love it when someone uses that "they worked hard for that billion" argument.... I know they didn't work any harder than I have for the last 30 working years of my life
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
You will now proceed to support your claim.
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fchs219376 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Well there's a good amount of being in the right place at the right time with the right knowledge, along the drive to make some poor "moral" decisions in order to advance. It's not just they worked harder, circumstance and knowledge play in.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
When I want an answer from you, I'll ask you, capiche.
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fchs219376 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
*capisce
Understood oh overlord of acceptable opinions
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Sorry, but Cozima's the one who made the claim and brought her personal life into it, so by my standards, she has to support it.
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fchs219376 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Very true, though this is the comments and everyone is allowed to interject there opinions everywhere, despite not by request. Also you might want to use capisce sparingly, the word makes people sound like assholes. Though you really don't seem like an asshole to me.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I was in a bad mood when I made the post, so my apologies.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
No
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lichtie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014

Was it not the very ( I use the term 'very' figuratively, rather than literally)

 Capitalist ideals that caused, or at least, were a large part the recent Financial and Economic crises?


Again, I await with eagerness to your response.


Have a Nice Day.

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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
It certainly could, Schmitt...if the government wasn't confiscating the money you earn at gunpoint and inflating what little they leave you to near worthlessness, all in the name of "helping the poor".

But hey, I thought you'd be happy about that, considering a strong currency and a government that can't expropriate your money are capitalist ideals.
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SchmittLenin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
People are quite naive nowadays if they think that hard work alone can make someone rich...
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mindboggling.
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing mind boggling is that some people think this is a good thing
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose also some people enjoy getting punched in the balls. :headache:
Just you know, this is financially.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
You wouldn't care even if they did, would you?

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LaPrezCheQueenvara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Greed and lust are the two poisons of today's society. Every system, capitalism, communism, meritocracy, social-democracy and socialism is based upon the assumption that everyone, including the people who run it, is an honest person. No system takes into account human psychology.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
If people weren't greedy, you wouldn't have the computer you're making that comment on, among many other things that make life livable.
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