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[-] FluffyPotato 24 points 9 months ago

If the options are Stalin or capitalism, then capitalism would be a clear winner even if it's shit because Stalin and his ideology still has the 2 issues from the first panel but on top of that he would execute anyone with an actual good system.

[-] hairinmybellybutt 16 points 9 months ago

Stalin and communism are different things

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Neither work anyways.

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 9 months ago

If we change anything, Stalin will personally come and steal your toothbrush.

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[-] negativeyoda 14 points 9 months ago

Not a fan of capitalism, but enough with the tankie garbage

[-] [email protected] 10 points 9 months ago

You can be against reflexive non-sequitor defenses of capitalism without being a tankie. The last panel could have been "no, because the free market always corrects itself" and the meaning would have been the same.

[-] hairinmybellybutt 10 points 9 months ago

I'm not pro-russia

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

Do you even know what Tankie means, or do you just like throwing around useless labels?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

This is fairly tankie.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

This is pretty standard left wing stuff, tankie garbage would be like: "we need to create a dictatorship of the proletariat to prevent climate change"

Edit: well maybe it might be a little bit tankie from the last bit

[-] [email protected] 1 points 7 months ago

No, that's still just being leftist. Tankie shit is "kill all who disagree with the revolution".

[-] MindSkipperBro12 13 points 9 months ago

Ah yes, I remember the USSR being known for being very environmentally friendly

[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago

"Communism" does not describe any nation on Earth today, no matter what they choose to call themselves.

Most of the "communist" (and "capitalist") nations in the world are run by a small number of greedy, brutal assholes who have concentrated their entire nation's wealth into an elite 1%. NONE of them believe in anything beyond money.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

This is naive. Having grown up in a post communist country I know better than to fall for empty propaganda. You don't know what you're asking for calling out on communism as your saving grace. Communism didn't allow for any valie creation and the system was too rigid to respond to people's needs as economy was preplanned in 5 year intervals. Chronic shortages. Full employment was required by law but quality of life remained stagnant. Capitalism has its pitfalls too. The best outcome lays somewhere in the middle of the two

[-] hairinmybellybutt 3 points 9 months ago

I'm not advocating for communism, and a political crisis of an authoritarian/totalitarian regime is a different problem from communism. Capitalism has a lot of problems, and I agree that there should be a better in-between to mitigate inequalities. Socialism is soluble in capitalism.

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[-] voidMainVoid 6 points 9 months ago

How many people has capitalism killed?

[-] zakobjoa 21 points 9 months ago

Millions, easily.

British East India Company, one of the first publicly traded entities, commited a couple of genocides before Marx even shit his first nappie. So capitalism got a nice head start in.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

Including social murder? Several billions.

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