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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged socialism

Aug 10 '13
May 22 '13

Why aren’t more people freaking out about the new Venezuelan labor law?

dancepunksnotdead:

You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?

It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/05/venezuelas-new-labour-law-best-mothers-day-gift

(Source: new-here-again)

Jan 13 '13

lizardsfromspace:

Here’s a hilarious Helen Keller joke!

Do you know what no one saw or heard coming?

Helen Keller’s radical socialist activism for the rights of the poor, women, the disabled. And so people ignored and belittled her politics. They argued a deaf, blind person could not know what she was talking about. And so they reduced her to the safe story of a young girl who overcame disability, and nothing else.

Wait I mean haha she was blind! How funny.

Nov 1 '11
reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

Best Political Cartoon I’ve Seen In a Long Time!

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

Best Political Cartoon I’ve Seen In a Long Time!

(Source: cartoonpolitics)

Oct 25 '11
animalstalkinginallcaps:

CLAIRE, YOU SAID YOUR TWO CENTS. IT’S MY TURN.
YOU KNOW HOW WHEN YOU SAY, “CHINA IS COMMUNIST,” SOMEONE ALWAYS CORRECTS YOU AND SAYS “ACTUALLY, CHINA HAS INSTITUTED A LOT OF CAPITALIST POLICIES SINCE MAO’S DEATH AND THAT’S HOW THEY’VE SHOWN SUCH A FREAKISH INCREASE IN GDP, AND BLAH BLAH BLAH”? IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE WRONG. THAT’S QUITE TRUE. BUT CHINA’S STILL COMMUNIST, RIGHT? MY QUESTION IS, WHY CAN’T WE DO THE REVERSE? A CAPITALIST COUNTRY THAT ADOPTS CERTAIN LIMITED COMMUNIST POLICIES TO FIX VARIOUS PROBLEMS? OR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT? AMERICA IS A VERY YOUNG EXPERIMENT. WE’VE BEEN AROUND FOR WHAT? 250 YEARS, GIVE OR TAKE? CHINA IS LIKE, A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OLD. SO ARE A LOT OF OTHER COUNTRIES. THINGS CHANGE.
UNRESTRICTED FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM IS POINTLESS SINCE IT COMPLETELY IGNORES A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIAL NECESSITIES, AND YOU CAN’T RUN A COUNTRY BY IGNORING THE PEOPLE IN IT. WHY NOT TRY TO PIECEMEAL SOMETHING NEW FROM THE EXISTING STRUCTURES WE’VE ALREADY SEEN IN ACTION AND ADD THEM TO OUR OWN? REMOVE WHAT DOESN’T BENEFIT US. WHEN YOU START A SMALL BUSINESS, FOR INSTANCE, YOU LOOK AROUND AND SEE WHAT’S WORKING FOR YOUR COMPETITION AND WHAT ISN’T AND STRUCTURE YOUR BUSINESS ACCORDINGLY, YES? THAT’S ALL I’M SAYING. SOMETHING NEW. THE BEST OF WHAT’S OUT THERE. 
OBVIOUSLY WE NEED SOME ’SOCIALIST’ POLICIES TO ENSURE OUR CITIZENS DON’T DIE IN THE STREETS AND TO HELP HEAL THE ECONOMIC DIVIDE. BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE ARE STANDARD IN 90% OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD. WHY NOT HERE? DON’T TELL ME IT’S SOME SORT OF DEFINITE BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE. WE’RE THE MOST ADVANCED COUNTRY ON EARTH AND WE’RE SACRIFICING DEMOCRACY AND DECENCY FOR SOME SORT OF “MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY” ECONOMIC TANTRUM WHEN WHAT WE’RE DOING IS OBVIOUSLY NOT WORKING. WE DON’T HAVE TO PULL A 180. WE JUST NEED TO STOP BEING STUPID AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD DO THE MOST AMOUNT OF GOOD FOR THE LARGEST AMOUNT PEOPLE AND THEN MAKE IT WORK. 
THERE. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. HOWEVER, IF YOU QUOTE SOME IDIOTIC UNFACT YOU HEARD ON FOX NEWS I WILL SHIT RIGHT ON YOUR FINGER. I’M NOT JOKING.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

CLAIRE, YOU SAID YOUR TWO CENTS. IT’S MY TURN.

YOU KNOW HOW WHEN YOU SAY, “CHINA IS COMMUNIST,” SOMEONE ALWAYS CORRECTS YOU AND SAYS “ACTUALLY, CHINA HAS INSTITUTED A LOT OF CAPITALIST POLICIES SINCE MAO’S DEATH AND THAT’S HOW THEY’VE SHOWN SUCH A FREAKISH INCREASE IN GDP, AND BLAH BLAH BLAH”? IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE WRONG. THAT’S QUITE TRUE. BUT CHINA’S STILL COMMUNIST, RIGHT? MY QUESTION IS, WHY CAN’T WE DO THE REVERSE? A CAPITALIST COUNTRY THAT ADOPTS CERTAIN LIMITED COMMUNIST POLICIES TO FIX VARIOUS PROBLEMS? OR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT? AMERICA IS A VERY YOUNG EXPERIMENT. WE’VE BEEN AROUND FOR WHAT? 250 YEARS, GIVE OR TAKE? CHINA IS LIKE, A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OLD. SO ARE A LOT OF OTHER COUNTRIES. THINGS CHANGE.

UNRESTRICTED FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM IS POINTLESS SINCE IT COMPLETELY IGNORES A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIAL NECESSITIES, AND YOU CAN’T RUN A COUNTRY BY IGNORING THE PEOPLE IN IT. WHY NOT TRY TO PIECEMEAL SOMETHING NEW FROM THE EXISTING STRUCTURES WE’VE ALREADY SEEN IN ACTION AND ADD THEM TO OUR OWN? REMOVE WHAT DOESN’T BENEFIT US. WHEN YOU START A SMALL BUSINESS, FOR INSTANCE, YOU LOOK AROUND AND SEE WHAT’S WORKING FOR YOUR COMPETITION AND WHAT ISN’T AND STRUCTURE YOUR BUSINESS ACCORDINGLY, YES? THAT’S ALL I’M SAYING. SOMETHING NEW. THE BEST OF WHAT’S OUT THERE. 

OBVIOUSLY WE NEED SOME ’SOCIALIST’ POLICIES TO ENSURE OUR CITIZENS DON’T DIE IN THE STREETS AND TO HELP HEAL THE ECONOMIC DIVIDE. BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE ARE STANDARD IN 90% OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD. WHY NOT HERE? DON’T TELL ME IT’S SOME SORT OF DEFINITE BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE. WE’RE THE MOST ADVANCED COUNTRY ON EARTH AND WE’RE SACRIFICING DEMOCRACY AND DECENCY FOR SOME SORT OF “MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY” ECONOMIC TANTRUM WHEN WHAT WE’RE DOING IS OBVIOUSLY NOT WORKING. WE DON’T HAVE TO PULL A 180. WE JUST NEED TO STOP BEING STUPID AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD DO THE MOST AMOUNT OF GOOD FOR THE LARGEST AMOUNT PEOPLE AND THEN MAKE IT WORK. 

THERE. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. HOWEVER, IF YOU QUOTE SOME IDIOTIC UNFACT YOU HEARD ON FOX NEWS I WILL SHIT RIGHT ON YOUR FINGER. I’M NOT JOKING.