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Old Today, 12:53 AM
 
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So what do right wingers have against those declarations and why? Rightwingers are such Orwelish creature, all you guys do is coming up with progressively more stupid rationalizations of why slavery (by all objective measures) is freedom in the right wing paradise.
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Old Today, 12:58 AM
 
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I can actually see how those articles could appeal to some people (they do NOT to me). BUT, if you look at all those promises on paper and the way the USSR was actually run and the reality of everyday life there for the average citizen (I've known several who lived within the USSR), it's obvious why one should never trust anyone making such promises. It's ALWAYS different in practice. Talk is cheap.

Actually, I find it somewhat of a miracle that we've come as close as we have in the U.S. to adhering to our founding documents. We haven't lived them verbatim or perfectly, but we've come much loser than most places have. But of course, our founding documents are significantly different in intent and content than most others. Not a lot of promise of free stuff; mostly a promise of individual liberty and self-determination/self-responsibility.

As soon as one hears a promise of security at the cost of liberty, one should offer the middle finger and walk away.
Wrong, most of those promises were kept in the real life. Even housing promise was kept, there were no homeless.
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