can't sit still wrote:My favorite for effeciency is an enlightened benevolent dictator. Castro has one of the poorest countries around. It compares to Haiti. Cuba is paradise compared to Haiti.
Monarchies have been so-so. Englands recent queens have far outshone her kings. Theocracies win the shit award,,,hands down. If Deism leads to nothing but shit-storms, would athiesm do any better? Yahwe is a bloodthirsty god. Is it possible to develop a higher degree of morality with athiesm than with diesm?
CapSmashy wrote:Fading away? A farce?
What we have in America is a very apathetic citizenry that have turned their backs on the process we used to hold in such high esteem. Instead of using the power of the vote for change, we have accepted that our present system of shitty government is the norm, so why bother?
can't sit still wrote:Suffice it to say, everything that you hear about Castro/Cuba is a lie. The US economic model is super-consumerism. The Cuban model is very close to Bolivarian or Humanist. It puts people above capital. The US leaders are absolutely livid to have a functioning competing model in their back yard.
DVD Burner wrote:
so I bet you think your vote actually counted the last 2 so called "elections" with the Diebold situation and all?
Voting is just a tool to pacify the masses to make them feel they have something to do with how the world works.
Good luck with next years elections.........that's if you actually get the chance to vote durring the martial law.
can't sit still wrote:Capn smashy, I won't get into a big long disertation about Castro. Suffice it to say, everything that you hear about Castro/Cuba is a lie. The US economic model is super-consumerism. The Cuban model is very close to Bolivarian or Humanist. It puts people above capital. The US leaders are absolutely livid to have a functioning competing model in their back yard.
Castro's main failing is that he's a super-patriot.
[b]The US propaganda machine will never allow anything good to be said about Cuba. If you want to have a truly informed opinion about Cuba, You should learn Spanish and go over there.
theCryptofishist wrote:If Cuba really was a paradise people would be risking drowning to get there.
On the other hand the literacy rate under Castro is much better than under Bautista, and it's not a brothel and gambling den of conveniece for the US.
I'd have to say, Castro is no great shakes, but better than the B-man, and we forced him into teh arms of Soviet Russia by not allowing trade after the revolution.
I hadn't heard that before. Do you have other examples?CapSmashy wrote:It is an interesting sidebar that literacy and primary education rates tend to do pretty well under authoritarian rulers.
theCryptofishist wrote:I hadn't heard that before. Do you have other examples?
Actually, an irrelevant argument.
Do you honestly believe anything would be different had Kerry been elected in '04?
The D's and R's are interchangeable labels when it comes to DC politics.
CapSmashy wrote:So one can assume you are one of the apathetic masses that does not participate in your government?
Curious. What would you do to change the system?
CapSmashy wrote:Oh fucking christ... not he martial law bullshit AGAIN
Is that same lame ass shit already circulating?