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Old November 08, 2019, 15:50   #1
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a pearl of wisdom

a pearl of wisdom from a friend that lived 50 years under the boot heel of socialism/communism in Ukraine, so he speaks with wisdom




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Old November 08, 2019, 16:56   #2
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Most socialists want socialism for everyone else except themselves.
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Old November 08, 2019, 21:32   #3
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I did something similar to a contractor I had working on my house last year. We would get in friendly political discussions and he admitted that he was a Bernie guy. So that led to him telling me about how unfair it was that people who made lots of money didn't share it with those who didn't. When he finished the job and handed me the bill, I looked at it for a bit and then made a comment that I thought it was to much (it wasn't - it was about what I thought it would be) and that I was going to hold back $1,000 and give it to the woman down the road who is on food stamps as she did not make as much money as he did. He immediately went into a tirade about how he had worked hard for his money and that it wasn't right for me to do that. I reminded him that is what his hero Bernie wanted to do and I was just going along with his plan. The guy was speechless at that point and stood there with his mouth agape and a bewildered look on his face. I got him good I did but I doubt it will change his mind but at least I got him to think a bit about it. I then gave him the the check for the total (minus $500 for some things that he had left unfinished) and he did not say another thing about Bernie. He came back about 6 months later and did the unfinished things. He's working on another project for me now and has avoided political discussion.
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Old November 08, 2019, 22:30   #4
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Socialism has nothing to do with equality. It's about putting a very few people in absolute power. Bernie is way too old to still be living in the santa clause phase of life.
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Old November 09, 2019, 07:56   #5
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Socialism has nothing to do with equality. It's about putting a very few people in absolute power. Bernie is way too old to still be living in the santa clause phase of life.
They definitely want equality for the lower 99.9%.

I bet Santa Bernie already has a gift picked out for all the little boys and girls. It will be gender, socially economic and racially neutral. I'm sure it will be delivered with a stunning message of how impressive it is that he got every child a gift with the required contributions from every working american. Especially little Johnny who's mom can't work because it goes against her moral standards and beliefs.
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