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Piers BS: Anyone still a socialist/communist? (147* d) RE: BS: Anyone still a socialist/communist? 12 Jun 07

I am Socialist (I have a card and everything).

Socialism is a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by and in the interest of the whole community. This means a moneyless, stateless and classless society.

The terms 'socialism' and 'communism' were used interchangeably by likes of Karl Marx.

Describing capitalism with "worker-friendly reforms" or capitalism with state-ownership as socialism or communism is a massive hindrance to the movement.

Socialism/communism have never been tried so they are not discredited. All around us everyday is the evidence that socialism will be a more successful society. People are not inherently greed, we do not generally take more than we can consume. People can work together, democratically, without leaders and we get things done. People are not lazy, millions of people volunteer to work for free every day.

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