Monday, June 18, 2007

Is socialism still a viable political alternative for the major industrial nations?

While this isn't a scientific poll, the results thus far have flipped since this morning. Do Canadians really think that socialism is a good thing??

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That says a lot more about the ideological breakdown of the readership of the Globe and Mail than it does of the viability of socialism.

In fact you can see that in the nature of the question itself. "Still a viable alternative" suggests that it is established that it is and has been already - yet show me ONE socialist society that can even come CLOSE to the standard of living in Capitalist societies.

Mon Jun 18, 12:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The globe poll seems to mimic the general support of the major Canadian parties in general. 4 far left parties with 65% support.

Mon Jun 18, 01:03:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the works of Rushdie, a predominant concept is the distinction between masculine and feminine. Derrida promotes the use of postcapitalist sublimation to analyse and modify class. Thus, Marxist socialism suggests that the State is capable of truth.

A number of narratives concerning social realism may be revealed. Therefore, if postcapitalist sublimation holds, we have to choose between social realism and predialectic desemanticism.

Mon Jun 18, 01:45:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people who think socialism is a good thing must be supporters of the Liberal party who believe they are socalists and that is how they have managed the country over the 13 years they were in power. Given that socialism has failed in virtually every developed country that tried it i.e. France you would think the kool-aid drinking Liberal crowd would not admit it.

Mon Jun 18, 03:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger JR said...

Great minds think alike.
But beware of people spouting Derrida's postmodernist bafflegab.

Mon Jun 18, 03:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jr:

Unfortunately, there is very little difference in the value of the postmodern essay generator's output, and the simple statements made on this blog. At the very least, the generator output SOUNDS intelligent and forces people to think - even if they are thinking about garbage.

I think it contributes as much as anyone else - that is, nothing.

But it sure is fun.

Mon Jun 18, 04:29:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And every once in a while, you draw out the kooks in a heated argument about NOTHING.

That makes it all worthwhile.

Mon Jun 18, 04:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger janfromthebruce said...

How come all those Scandinavian countries always do so well in those economic and social standard surveys? Aren't they pretty socialist?
You seem to messing up socialism with communism. Well, obviously, for example, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, are not communist, but they sure are socialistic.

By the way, the Liberal party is not socialist by any means.

Tue Jun 19, 12:34:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Raphael Alexander said...

What people do not realize is that socialism hurts them more than helps them. How can welfare help our society by creating a dependency on handouts? How can EI help us when it is issued six weeks after being laid off, and extends for 9 months? How can free health insurance help us if we are giving it refugees without legal status in Canada?

Socialism means less money for the poor, not more.

Sat Jun 23, 03:29:00 PM EDT  

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