Wait what.... does that mean one Russian diplomat gets to stay?
This is a quote from a libertarian on another forum and I want to know do you believe this to be true?
"Capitalism is not overtly hostile to religion and sprituality; communism is. The reason is not that communists merely deny God, but that they are endeavoring to position themselves as superior to God. God, or Nature, screwed up, and it is their job to set everything right."
Communism is not overtly hostile to religion at all... they just didn't give it tax breaks.
As an athiest I think Communism makes more sense that Capitalism, but as we see with Communist China Communism and Capitalism are not opposites.
Many of the things the Soviets fought WWII with came from production licences bought in the west.
"Socialism in all its phases looks on the evils of our civilization as springing from the inadequacy or inharmony of natural relations, which must be artificially organized or improved. In its idea there devolves on the state the necessity of intelligently organizing the industrial relations of men; the construction, as it were, of a great machine whose complicated parts shall properly work together under the direction of human intelligence. This is the reason why socialism tends toward atheism. Failing to see the order and symmetry of natural law, it fails to recognize God."
If religion was the priority we would be stuck in the dark ages burning smart women because obviously they must be witches.
Socialism is not about votes, most western countries are socialist in that case... with welfare programmes to help the homeless and the people who need help.
Private industry is not really interested in helping old people if they can't afford to pay for it.
The real irony is that big companies under communism cared about their workers... paid for their workers families education... even if they didn't end up working for the company...
It sounds like it was a bit like that in America in the 1950s when wages were so good a man could go to work and the wife could have children or plan where they would go for a holiday this year.
But profits don't go to the wages for the people who earn you all your money and make your business work... profits go to faceless nameless shareholders and the top level CEOs and Managers who get way more than they deserve... don't worry man working hard on the shop floor... when you climb the ladder you will be earning the bigger bucks too... except there are thousands of the floor and only one ladder to the next floor up and there is only room on the next floor up for 20 people. What happens when 10 people on the floor have parents on the next floor up... well they wont get pushed and shoved to get on that ladder now will they...