If you want socialism go live in the UK….this is America: a Democratic republic based on capitalism. We’re not perfect, but it’s better than anything else. Capitalism rewards those who work hard.
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Firstly, the UK isn’t Socialist. Its a capitalist country that has an extended welfare state created by Social Democrats (though that is now being destroyed, forcing many people into poverty thanks to neo-liberal economic policies).
Moving on… The USA? Democratic? If you call an extended security appartus with a militarized, racist police force and only half the population turns out to vote (and millions of people with criminal convictions are disenfranchised) a democracy. I call it an oligarchy with a democratic facade. And thats how it has always been.
Also the USA was founded on hard work. The hardwork of the millions of slaves that produced cotton to bring in wealth of the fledgling colonies. But that work wasn’t rewarded.
That isn’t even capitalism though. Capitalism rewards those who work hard. Thats why their are millions of immigrants working the fruit fields in California, doing all-day shifts with no breaks in the hot sun, while the children of rich fuckers go to the best universities to become financiers and stock brokers.
^^^ This guy knows nothing about America. Come love here before reading books and passing judgment.
I have been to America, though I have never lived there.
Though, that doesn’t stop me from knowing some basic facts.
The United States of America was founded through the forced displacement of indigenous peoples.
Its economy was kick started by producing cotton for English markets, and it was slaves, millions of slaves, who picked that cotton.
It stole several of its states from Mexico in a brutal war of expansion.
Since its foundation it has, very, very rarely been at peace.
It robbed the wealth of the third world, especially Latin America (where it installed military dictatorships in almost every single country).
That isn’t peace. That isn’t rewarding people who work hard. That isn’t liberty.
That is brutal exploitation. The birth of capitalism demanded the sacrifice of millions.
A settler state preaching of liberty upon a pulpit of bones.
Everything you say is subjective opinion…. Which makes you sound more jaded and biased. Very colony the UK has established is STILL a place embattled with conflict. Seriously you limy fuck, isn’t it tea time?
So every thing I have said (despite just stating historical facts) is subjective…
Saying that the settlers of the US killed the indigenous peoples is just subjective…
Saying that the US economy was kickstarted by slavery, that is just subjective too.
The Mexican American War… Subjective.
The Trail of Tears… Subjective.
The Vietnam War… Subjective.
The overthrow of the Allende Government in Chile by the CIA backed military… Subjective….
Yeah, its all just my opinions. Luckily my opinions line up with the actual historical facts.
Also… NOT EVEN ENGLISH. I am Australian.
And I never said that other countries didn’t do all this shit.
All the colonial settler states did it. Australia committed fucking genocide and enslaved South Sea islanders.
I know that about the country I was raised in.
Why don’t you wisen up about your own heritage. Because I am neither from the UK or the USA but I seem to know a damn well more than you do about both.
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