Monday, July 19, 2010

Frum Satire Blog Happening

A. Nuran said

"Not even close. It would help if you understood something about the words that are coming out of your mouth.
1) Democracy is a system in which political rule is by the people either directly or through representatives.
2) Socialism is a broad term for economic systems under which the economy is run for the benefit of the people as a whole.
Notice how the two terms have nothing to do with each other. In a Democracy the people could say “We want Socialism”. That’s democracy and socialism at at the same time.
The Scandinavian countries practice their own form of Socialism. And the government is run by the people. They absolutely have private property and vigorously defend people’s right to it.
So you are, not to put too fine a point on it, dead flipping wrong."

My response:

The USSR itself used the term socialist and communist interchangably the USSR stands for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Soviet Union clearly did not intend to parse communism and socialism hence they considered socialism as a political system as well as economic system; thus refuting A. Nuran's point.

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