Free Capitalist Network - Community Archive
Mises Community Archive
An online community for fans of Austrian economics and libertarianism, featuring forums, user blogs, and more.

A lesson we could all learn from China

This post has 9 Replies | 2 Followers

Top 500 Contributor
Posts 103
Points 2,100
MadMiser Posted: Fri, Jun 1 2012 4:59 AM

The PRC is fond of referring to its political system, quite honestly, as 'socialism with Chinese characteristics'. What's everyone say to the idea of extending this trope to all nations' systems of government? The USA's is 'socialism with American characteristics', Germany's is 'socialism with German characteristics‘, Japan's is 'socialism with Japanese characteristics', England's is 'socialism with British characteristics', etc. And all political parties could simply be known as "The Party", or where more clarity is needed: "The First/Second/Third American/German/Japanese/British Socialist Party". So the Republicans would be "The First American Socialist Party", and the Democrats "The Second American Socialist Party", etc. 

Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,258
Points 34,610
Anenome replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 4:44 AM

So you're advocating... national socialism...? >_>

Autarchy: rule of the self by the self; the act of self ruling.
  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Male
Posts 4,987
Points 89,745
Wheylous replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 5:12 AM

He's not advocating it. Come on, man.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,258
Points 34,610
Anenome replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 7:43 PM

Haha, it was a joke :)

Autarchy: rule of the self by the self; the act of self ruling.
  • | Post Points: 5
Not Ranked
Male
Posts 63
Points 940
Michel replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 12:19 AM

Yeah, that'd be more correct, I think. But in my view, most nations today are closer to fascism

If you want good answers, ask the right questions.
  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,258
Points 34,610
Anenome replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 12:32 AM

Michel:

Yeah, that'd be more correct, I think. But in my view, most nations today are closer to fascism

This is true, of course, and minus the racial component of german fascism, but if you say it people's reason goes right out the window. Sad really, as it's quite accurate to say the the modern world has accepted fascism over socialism, and that those two were never very dissimilar in the first place.

Autarchy: rule of the self by the self; the act of self ruling.
  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
Male
Posts 63
Points 940
Michel replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 12:43 AM

Anenome

This is true, of course, and minus the racial component of german fascism, but if you say it people's reason goes right out the window. Sad really, as it's quite accurate to say the the modern world has accepted fascism over socialism, and that those two were never very dissimilar in the first place.

Sadder yet is to see almost everyone blaming capitalism for our today problems, like we lived under capitalism...If someone wants to find out if propaganda is in fact powerful, he/she don't need to look very far.

If you want good answers, ask the right questions.
  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,258
Points 34,610
Anenome replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 2:10 PM

Propaganda is aided however by most people's disinterest in political theory in general. They couldn't tell a socialist from a fascist if it taxed them in the face :P

Autarchy: rule of the self by the self; the act of self ruling.
  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
Male
Posts 63
Points 940
Michel replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 4:01 PM

Anenome:

Propaganda is aided however by most people's disinterest in political theory in general. They couldn't tell a socialist from a fascist if it taxed them in the face :P

Yeah, don't tell me. Here in Brazil people live their lifes "a soccer game after another". It's all about that really, the wrold is falling apart but all that they really care about is who is winning the championship, and that's all they talk about. In general, at least.

If you want good answers, ask the right questions.
  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,258
Points 34,610
Anenome replied on Sat, Jun 23 2012 4:34 PM

Sports is the modern opiate of the masses :P

Autarchy: rule of the self by the self; the act of self ruling.
  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (10 items) | RSS