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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    You can disagree with me about the GND all you want. One of the principle authors of it, and that I quoted in the previous post, basically said as much.

    "Chakrabarti led the Ocasio-Cortez staff...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    That's cute I guess. Perhaps cute by half as they say. I specifically explained how Trump's rhetoric isn't emblematic of the entire party. For instance, did Trump propose a policy whereby the...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    No, I get it, you are making this semantic argument which is really a waste of time. Why? First, because the U.S. is not a socialist society. Therefore, any attempt to make it socialist would...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    So, I finally have a few minutes to respond...

    First, what is your argument/rebuttal here? That because your definition of socialism does not include ideology, then socialism may exist without...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    While there are flavors of Marxism, variations on Marx's explanation, there is no theory on socialism which varies greatly from the main point I am making here. Namely, the transition to socialism...
  6. Re: Republicans Refuse to Defend Us Against Foreign Attacks

    These last two posts don't amount to an argument. They are links with quotes. If you have something relevant to the discussion to add, great. Otherwise, I'll accept that your OP is without merit.
  7. Re: Republicans Refuse to Defend Us Against Foreign Attacks

    No. The point is that Squatch gave his son permission to go see a movie. If Squatch didn't want his son seeing a particular movie, he wouldn't have given his son carte blanche permission to see a...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    The title was in the link which you asked me to provide. I can only assume one reads links when they ask for them. My bad. Since you didn't read more than the actual quote, I am not sure how you...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    The ****ing title of the paper is

    The Transition from Capitalism to Socialism


    I will await an actual rebuttal.
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    "The Communist Manifesto made it clear that the act of bringing the proletariat to power was an act of revolution."
    https://www.marxists.org/archive/cliff/works/1978/lenin3/ch05.html

    You cannot...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    Socialist theory includes the transition to socialism which is a reason I noted the definition you provided was insufficient.

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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    We currently have workers and owners as defined by socialists. So, any person who identifies as socialist has the end goal of eliminating the owners. Now, whether that means killing them or...
  13. Re: Republicans Refuse to Defend Us Against Foreign Attacks

    Now putting aside whether you think this is good or bad....

    Your OP: Trump refuses to defend us against foreign attacks. You implied this is due to his relationship with Putin.
    My Rebuttal: ...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    Funny that. So, we start with owners and workers and end up with only workers... Hmmmm. Where did that other group go??? Yes, once the out-group has been completely eliminated, no more...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    1) Capitalist theory does not designate in-groups and out-groups. Socialist theory does and is the central construct of such theory. That is the point here. Just like nationalism's central...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    Capitalists didn't label themselves as the proletariat and bourgeois did they? Do you deny that socialism is an analysis of society through the prism of social conflict? What are you trying to...
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    Re: Democrats are More Divisive

    I think what you are observing is that, currently, Democrats are being driven by a Socialist ideology which is, by definition, divisive. People are so focused on the economics of socialism that the...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Serious? You cherry pick the word persuade from a sentence and claim that is the entire definition. Persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.... Persuade =/= Coerce.

    1) I...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    What does unimpeded mean? Free from constraint, unblocked, unimpeded... Coercion and impeded are synonymous. Your narrow definition of impeded is not supported by its actual definition....
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    I clarified my argument. Nothing changed. Like Squatch side, ball is in your court.
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    No. So, are you saying they were slaves of their own free will?

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    Obviously, if you change the...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    So, just to be clear, you are claiming black people were slaves of their own free will?
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Nice to see you got someone to do the heavy thinking for you... still doesn't exactly help.

    You still have to reconcile the contradiction you made earlier. If you were forced to believe in God...
  24. Re: Republicans Refuse to Defend Us Against Foreign Attacks

    And this is a rebuttal to what exactly? I'll ignore the ignorant remark and focus on the argument.

    I am NOT claiming the military should be free to do whatever it wants. I am not arguing that...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    So, we have come to a crossroads of which there are a few possible paths.
    1) You are an imbecile having engaged in a debate/conversation without understanding the key terms.
    2) You are engaging in...
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    Can you give me an example where you'd describe yourself as constrained which does not include being prevented from performing an action you'd like, or feel is necessary, to perform? What I mean is...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    I do not understand your definition of free will. The definition I tend to go by is along the lines of the following:

    "the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability...
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    Inference is a logical conclusion. It is not 'made up' as you are stating. Huge difference. It is a conclusion based on facts.

    The point, again, is that Trump gave them the authority to do what...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    So, then you are implying that if I put a gun to someone's head and forced them to pull the lever for Donald Trump, then you would consider their vote an act of free will?
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    From the Slate article:

    "One consequence is that Cyber Command now feels less constrained about going on the offensive. And indeed, the Times reports—and my own sources confirm—the command has...
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