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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:50 am 
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Communism on paper isnt a bad thing just in practice it needs everyone to agree to have the same as another. Human nature dosent work like that unfortunatley so it fails. Besides which it takes all choice and variation out of life.

Is corruption in communism any worse than corruption in capitalism, socialism, or despotism, though?
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And why are most communist states run by a dictator?

Because they can?

No, no, I know - they've been corrupted by western, imperalist, paid advertising for hair care and beauty products - because they're worth it.


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Dont think its so much corruption its just human nature to want more. After all if you are are surgeon would you think your time and expertise is worth the same as a shelf stacker in tesco's (other supermarkets are available in the western world).


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WoW this is going off topic :lol: :lol:

A dictator can claim to be any thing he wants, Hitler was a National Socialist, Stalin claimed to be a Communist. The Kings and Queens of England were dictators just with a different name.


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poweredbypies wrote:

And why are most communist states run by a dictator?


THeir have not been any in Central & South America. All American lovers such as General Pinochet.

Cromwell was just a nutter :lol:


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Maybe a pair of pliers would be an effective torture weapon?


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imagine comunism in a retrobike sense
we'd all be condemmed to ride bloody 97 rockhoppers
oooh and woah betide fitting some anno'd bits ,or any up-grades,it'd be off to the olyimpics with you to tidy op and look happy

a warning for us all about commie thoughts i think


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In communist russia we ride sputnik's like your apollo's but built by happy workers of the state.


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mikee wrote:
imagine comunism in a retrobike sense
we'd all be condemmed to ride bloody 97 rockhoppers
oooh and woah betide fitting some anno'd bits ,or any up-grades,it'd be off to the olyimpics with you to tidy op and look happy

a warning for us all about commie thoughts i think


Sobering thought Indeed. :(

Having to ride a specialised has brought home to me that I've been wrong all along.

Long live Queen Betty, and I hope the old Greek chap doesn't snuff it.

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