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  •  That main argument is not true (1+ / 0-)
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    Socialism defined as people owning the means of production actually fits the nature of people. Think about it: if you are a metal worker, working in a steel factory, does it not make more sense that you should own the factory collectively with other workers and share in the surplus that is generated?

    Most people when thinking about socialism compare it to the actually exisiting socialism/communism of China/USSR etc that was very far from what democratic socialism really is. Those systems were nothing more than state capitalism with some features of socialism/communism.

    Along those lines, I think your statement that socialist societies tend toward oppression. Again, were those societies you are describing actually socialist?

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