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Where is the relevance to this question?
"Ask me anything"
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"Ask me anything"
fair enough although i kind of wanted it to be about my views given that i made my position clear
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Thanks for showing that the left is where humour goes to die ☺️👍
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Why does God permit the death and suffering of innocent beings?
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Why does God permit the death and suffering of innocent beings?
I guess to show us the error of our way and the error of capitalism. I'm not qualified to answer that question
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Do you believe in human rights?
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I guess i'm "alt left" if that's an actual thing, I'm a socialist. Ask me anything.

Also guess i'll put out there: i'm probably one of the few socialists out there to be religous. I'm a christian.
How many biological genders are there?
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Endgame - ah, well, global revolution is largely unfeasible. I'm more of an advocate for socialism in one country. We can support revolutions in third world countries to aid development. I want to live in a country or world that prioritises people over profit.
Capitalism has a competitive advantage over socialism in terms of raw production, GDP growth, etc, whilst you could argue that socialism is advantaged in that it puts people first. When socialist countries are out-competed and dominated (militarily, economically, or culturally) by capitalist countries, how can you ever expect socialism to survive for long? Indeed, every communist country has essentially been out-competed.
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Germany invaded those countries because they annexed former German territories after WW1 and millions of Germans were living there and being oppressed by the french, polish, Czech and Belgian governments. I honestly believe that if the Versailles treaty was not so harsh on Germany, WW2 would never have happened
They shouldn’t have started WW1 then, 😉
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They shouldn’t have started WW1 then, 😉
Germany didn’t. It was the Austro-Hungarian Empire that first declared war on Serbia, then Russia on the AHE and so on - everyone formed alliances before WW1 broke out. Germany was completely scapegoated
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How many biological genders are there?
2 of course. But its sex not gender
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Do you believe in human rights?
Yes of course, providing of course they don't apply to convicted and proven enemies of the state (terrorist, paedophiles etc)
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Germany didn’t. It was the Austro-Hungarian Empire that first declared war on Serbia, then Russia on the AHE and so on - everyone formed alliances before WW1 broke out. Germany was completely scapegoated
Thank you, someone who understands history
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Capitalism has a competitive advantage over socialism in terms of raw production, GDP growth, etc, whilst you could argue that socialism is advantaged in that it puts people first. When socialist countries are out-competed and dominated (militarily, economically, or culturally) by capitalist countries, how can you ever expect socialism to survive for long? Indeed, every communist country has essentially been out-competed.
The USSR was the second largest world economy and also had second largest and second most powerful military.

If you consider China socialist, which I do, because although it has a somewhat market economy, it is still a socialist market and there is still state control, it has basically overtaken the USA in terms of economy although how it did this is somewhat dubious and the military is still incredibly strong.
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Yes of course, providing of course they don't apply to convicted and proven enemies of the state (terrorist, paedophiles etc)
You say of course but lets be honest most of you dont. So you believe in freedom of speech?
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You say of course but lets be honest most of you dont. So you believe in freedom of speech?
Pretty much yeah, i actually used to be a libertarian before becoming leftwing
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2 of course. But its sex not gender
Tell me what is the difference (I bet you will start talking about "Non-binary")
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The USSR was the second largest world economy and also had second largest and second most powerful military.

If you consider China socialist, which I do, because although it has a somewhat market economy, it is still a socialist market and there is still state control, it has basically overtaken the USA in terms of economy although how it did this is somewhat dubious and the military is still incredibly strong.
Key word: the USSR was. It is no longer, as it was out-competed by the USA and the west, in effect.

China isn't really socialist. It doesn't provide for its citizens and it doesn't make all citizens equal. It does have state control of the economy, but so does fascism. If anything, China is fascist under the guise of socialism. Regardless, it also has free-market zones as you mentioned. You've picked a country that isn't really socialist, and has only been successful because it's started to allow capitalism. This only reinforces how countries need to become capitalist, or be out-competed and fall just like the USSR.
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Key word: the USSR was. It is no longer, as it was out-competed by the USA and the west, in effect.

China isn't really socialist. It doesn't provide for its citizens and it doesn't make all citizens equal. It does have state control of the economy, but so does fascism. If anything, China is fascist under the guise of socialism. Regardless, it also has free-market zones as you mentioned. You've picked a country that isn't really socialist, and has only been successful because it's started to allow capitalism. This only reinforces how countries need to become capitalist, or be out-competed and fall just like the USSR.
It is no longer because Gorbachev attempted bourgeousis reforms.

And I'm generally a supporter of market socialism anyway. So I think some free market zones would be good in a socialist country. Yugoslavia was like this and it was a very good country and was popular for westerners who often visited it due to its neutrality. How is China fascist?
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It is no longer because Gorbachev attempted bourgeousis reforms.

And I'm generally a supporter of market socialism anyway. So I think some free market zones would be good in a socialist country. Yugoslavia was like this and it was a very good country and was popular for westerners who often visited it due to its neutrality. How is China fascist?
You could argue that; you could also argue that the USSR fell due to internal contradictions inherent in communism, for example political cronyism leading to lies and flaws (chernobyl being one big example).

China has all the hallmarks of a fascist state. A one-party system with total devotion to the leader Xi Jinping, authoritarian control of the economy, and the racial persecution of the Uighur minority, not to mention the outsider narrative against foreigners. China simply puts up a facade of being socialist/communist as propaganda.

If you're going to have free-market zones, why not just have a full capitalist market with high taxes to provide social benefits? The nordic countries do just this to great effect.
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