Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. SergeitheAntagonist

    SergeitheAntagonist said, 2 days ago

    Well, yeah, kinda…

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 2 days ago

    How did she win six coins tosses.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 2 days ago

    Oh and Ouch Bernie!

  4. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 2 days ago

    Apparently Hillary has read Karl Marx.I bet not one of the liberal posters here has.That is why they seem to have trouble defining Fascism and Communism or anything in between.

  5. guy fawkes

    guy fawkes said, 2 days ago

    Yeah. The GOP meme democratic socialism = communism? is so totally wrong you almost have to laugh. conservative = nazi?,

    The lie does have a proven track record though. Dr. King was a commie. The U.S. Army is full of commies. Conservative South Dakota combat veteran George McGovern was a commie. Captain Kangaroo was a… well sort of a pinko.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    @denis1112

    And apparently McCoy hasn’t read Marx. He certainly shows no understanding of Marx or of non-Marxist socialism, either. From the wiki article:
    The complete paragraph containing Marx’s statement of the creed in the ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’ is as follows:
    In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!356
    Although Marx is popularly thought of as the originator of the phrase, the slogan was common to the socialist movement and was first used by Louis Blanc in 1851.7 The origin of this phrasing has also been attributed to the French utopian Étienne-Gabriel Morelly,82 who proposed in his 1755 Code of Nature “Sacred and Fundamental Laws that would tear out the roots of vice and of all the evils of a society” including
    I. Nothing in society will belong to anyone, either as a personal possession or as capital goods, except the things for which the person has immediate use, for either his needs, his pleasures, or his daily work.
    II. Every citizen will be a public man, sustained by, supported by, and occupied at the public expense.
    III. Every citizen will make his particular contribution to the activities of the community according to his capacity, his talent and his age; it is on this basis that his duties will be determined, in conformity with the distributive laws.9
    Some scholars trace the origin of the phrase to the New Testament.1011 In Acts of the Apostles the lifestyle of the community of believers in Jerusalem is described as communal (without individual possession), and uses the phrase “distribution was made unto every man according as he had need”:
    Acts 4:32–35: 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 1 day ago

    @lonecat

    You’re wasting your words. To the likes of Denis, if you’re not willing to parcel out the government and sell each piece off to the highest (corporate) bidder, then you might as well hang the hammer-and-sickle flag from the White House.

  8. ODon

    ODon GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @jack75287

    “How did she win six coin tosses.” ?
    She didn’t.

  9. canFunny

    canFunny said, 1 day ago

    @lonecat
    Very inspiring words, too bad that reality gets in the way and we find that the only way a nation can come close to the ideals you mention is through dictatorship, which in turn means that the only change that actually occurs is the elimination or murdering of the wealthy 1%, by the imposition of the tyranical 1%. Just look at Cuba, since 1959 the Castro clan has managed to maintain an entire country hungry, poor, ignorant and afraid, same for North Korea, China, the old Soviet Union, Germany under Hitler and a host of African and South and Central American countries.
    You see Lonecat, one of the main reasons socialism/communism fail is because, (in simple words) they take the boy and girl out of the country, but they do not take the country out of the boy and girl, in other words; the greedy is still greedy, the lazy is still lazy, the thief still a thief, the change in environment only creates more opportunites, sadly the honest and hard worker is still a honest and hard worker, but only to be taken advantage. Lonecat, you also mention parts of the New Testament, how is a person to reconcile this with the fact that socialism totally denies the existence of God, unless the bible is taken as not been the word of God. Will Castro fit through the eye of a needle, after getting so wealthy on the back of the Cubans? We know Hitler won’t. Sooner or later the atrocities Castro has conmited on the Cubans over the years will come to light, then we’ll know.

  10. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    From her mouth comes Das Kapital, Karl Marx.

  11. superposition

    superposition said, 1 day ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “You’re wasting your words.”

    I admire his trying, but …

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    @superposition

    I write posts mostly to clarify my own thinking, not because I expect to change any minds. Except my own, sometimes.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    @canFunny

    I don’t think that the only road to socialism is through dictatorship. I think that there can be a gradual development of socialist programs which eventually lead to a considerable improvement of society. I’m not a utopian, so I don’t believe we will ever achieve perfection, but we can look at society and take steps to improve it. The world is better because we have health and safety regulations in the work place; it’s better because of child labor laws; it’s better because of environmental protection laws; and so on. At any moment in history there are certain tasks which are necessary and possible. Right now, we need to deal with climate change. But we also need to deal with income inequality. The US also needs to move further on universal health care. How to fund it? I think the idea of a tax on financial transactions makes sense. I agree that the “socialist” states that came to power through revolution have been generally bad, though they aren’t by any means all just the same. So I’m also not a revolutionary socialist. I’m a pragmatic gradualist, but I do want to move things towards a more socialist system. The essence of socialism, in my opinion, is that social problems require social solutions.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    @canFunny

    There are lots of Christian socialists, by the way. There is nothing in socialism that requires atheism. Personally, I don’t think that theism makes sense, but I don’t make a big deal about it, and in my own political practice my closest associations have often been to religious pacifists. And I was trained by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

  15. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Shrug. Republicans put in the fix at the convention, if needed, Democrats do a good bit less at the polls, actually. (about 12.5% to 17%+ on the Repub side).
    Which is why, despite wishful thinking, I fully expect to see a Hillary vs “whoever the final big boys pick” is match.

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