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    (Original post by Jaager)
    1) people on benefits for the most part do deserve them...

    2) Robin Hood wasnt a communist, he was a disposesed noble.

    3) Its more an example of charity than communism

    4) The rich didnt and still to this day dont get their money through fair means, as all wealth is createed through the exploitation of others...

    5) Dont believe everything you read in the daily mail

    6) Whats wrong with communism?
    1.I don't read the daily mail.

    2.Robin may not have been called a communist in the stories but his beliefs and the message of the story seem rather communistic.

    3. If there's one thing I and a lot of other people believe you should earn what you get.

    4. Read some of my above posts.

    I knew that many people wouldn't agree with my me. People don't want to even think of accepting the thought that a children's story when analyzed could have such a message. Though you may only want to think of it as a well meaning story of helping the poor you can see even a little the story seems a little communistic without looking deeper into it and when you take the political correctness of following everyone elses views you'll see that I'm right but people don't want to because your afraid of admitting something which is different from what others might think.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Robin Hood should be made into a porno.
    I'll get working on the script. You start making costumes.
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    Isn't he kind of real??also thought that his name isn't really Robin its actually robbing hood because he robbed from the poor, or the world robbing came from Robin Hood, which actually makes more sense now im typing it.

    saying that i thought sherlock holmes was real untill a couple of weeks back.
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    (Original post by Hugh-Jackman)
    Isn't he kind of real??also thought that his name isn't really Robin its actually robbing hood because he robbed from the poor, or the world robbing came from Robin Hood, which actually makes more sense now im typing it.

    saying that i thought sherlock holmes was real untill a couple of weeks back.
    The man Robin Hood existed, his name was found enlisted on the Crusades but as to what he got up was spread by word of mouth so its most likley myth.
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    On a more serious defence of Robin Hood not being a communist, the man was not a fan of an egalitarian, classless and stateless society. The man fought against corruption, tyranny and a feudal regime by the wrong king. The fictional man supported another claim to the throne, King Richard over his brother so it's really more of a dynastic struggle than any attempt to make the peasants equal to the nobility. Don't forget he's an English patriot, Communism idealogy is slanted against nationhood.
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    (Original post by ~LexxySixx~)
    thats like saying the nursery rhyme bah bah black sheep is 'morally' wrong because it refers to a black sheep and therefore can be interpreted as 'racist'....why cant people cant appreciate a good story without looking too far into it ..sheesh..
    You should probably know that the little paragraph you typed out there is also a myth.
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    (Original post by Lessthanzero)
    To revolt in the 12th century would have been rebellion against the crown. How can you expect a a class of uneducated peasents to rebel against the state ? This was medevil times i doubt any form of class conciouness had formulated, to ask the proletariat to rebel is absurd.



    You say that Robin was a communist yet you advocate for a corrupt Prince and a callous Sheriff, who sat on thier throwns and took money from the poor- whist not helping them and keeping them subdugated. Does that not show communist tendancies.




    Not possible peasents had no will to rebel.




    The tale of Robin Hood is folklore and dates back to the 12th century. People obidently were living under the crown I doubt that communism even existed at this time in any strong form. Plus its a fairytale for children, i doubt that it was made for the purpose of spreading socalism, more for the benefit and enjoyment of the young.
    So its okay to steal in some situations? You say the rich steal from the poor but they're the ones in power and can get away with it just like Robin got away with stealing from the poor and then giving it to the poor was communistic. If the peasants couldn't revolt then thats their problem, they should have helped themselves. Its survival of the fittest and it still happens today.
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    On a more serious defence of Robin Hood not being a communist, the man was not a fan of an egalitarian, classless and stateless society. The man fought against corruption, tyranny and a feudal regime by the wrong king. The fictional man supported another claim to the throne, King Richard over his brother so it's really more of a dynastic struggle than any attempt to make the peasants equal to the nobility. Don't forget he's an English patriot, Communism idealogy is slanted against nationhood.
    I didn't say Robin was called a communist in the stories but the message of the story seems communistic.
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    (Original post by Unknown?)
    So its okay to steal in some situations? Its survival of the fittest and it still happens today.
    thats contradictory - if its survival of the fittest then yes is okay to steal. Robin was in his rights to steal if everyone was battling for survival.
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    (Original post by Unknown?)
    I didn't say Robin was called a communist in the stories but the message of the story seems communistic.
    no it doesnt, communists dont support the monarchy, Robin hood supported the monarchy. Communists believe that the means of production should be in the hands of the working class, Rodin hood did not.

    But even if he was a communist as you say, whats wrong with communism?
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    (Original post by Lessthanzero)
    thats contradictory - if its survival of the fittest then yes is okay to steal. Robin was in his rights to steal if everyone was battling for survival.
    Which he then gave to the poor, which is communistic.
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    (Original post by Jaager)
    no it doesnt, communists dont support the monarchy, Robin hood supported the monarchy. Communists believe that the means of production should be in the hands of the working class, Rodin hood did not.

    But even if he was a communist as you say, whats wrong with communism?
    Well why don't you go and steal from some rich people and then give it to poor people and see what you feel like. A hero or a communist.
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    (Original post by Jaager)
    no it doesnt, communists dont support the monarchy, Robin hood supported the monarchy. Communists believe that the means of production should be in the hands of the working class, Rodin hood did not.

    But even if he was a communist as you say, whats wrong with communism?
    The idea that everyone is equal and any talent or natural gifts that one may have will get you nowhere in life and it doesn't matter how hard you work or how much good you won't be rewarded. I'm saying that Robin Hood himself believed in these things but the fact that he stole from the rich and have to the poor has communist beliefs.
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    (Original post by sron)
    I'll get working on the script. You start making costumes.
    Suits me.
    Won't take long to make the costumes.
    Then again it won't take long to write the script either now will it?
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    (Original post by Unknown?)
    Well why don't you go and steal from some rich people and then give it to poor people and see what you feel like. A hero or a communist.
    I would, the only reason i dont shoplift is not out of the shame of sealing from a big company, but im preventing those employed there from getting payed...

    (Original post by Unknown?)
    The idea that everyone is equal and any talent or natural gifts that one may have will get you nowhere in life and it doesn't matter how hard you work or how much good you won't be rewarded.
    Thats just stupid, in a communist (and i mean communist not soviet marxist leninist) society, you would be rewarded for your hard work.
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    Oh, the horror.

    Can't people just not over-analyse things, and get over it?
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    Has the question of "What's wrong with Communism?" been answered?
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    Read my above post I say why I don't like communism. Basically would you want all your hard work and accomplishments to be worth less than if this was a democracy? Because in a basic communist state you wages are the same, your house is the same and your education is the same as everyone else. A lawyer makes the same as a farmer. Is that the kind of world you want? Because if your attacking my view that communism is wrong then do you believe there's something right with it?
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Suits me.
    Won't take long to make the costumes.
    Then again it won't take long to write the script either now will it?
    Well, I have to weave in a communist subtext so it might take a while.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Well as far as the story goes, or the Disney version at least, it was the fact that the rich and powerful were corrupt and extorting an inordinate amount of tax from the poor. Essentially, stealing from them.

    Therefore, they where wrong and 'evil'.
    You have an awesome spoiler :yes:
 
 
 
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