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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Even conservatives could be labeled as socialists every time they travel on a public highway, or use a public library, or send a child to public school or visit a national park, or call upon the police or fire department or ......I could go on and on but this should be enough to explain democratic socialism...Cause folks, that is what we have for about 40% of our national economy.

So right wingers, if you really hate socialism stop using public highways, public library...........and etc. ect. ect.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

"I have been told that that is just another name for socialism — like Fidel Castro or Joseph Stalin."

Castro and Stalin were/are fascists. Socialism and social justice, etc were/are just themes for them. Think of this as the Shah of Iran rule, or the Ferdinand Marcos rule, or whatever Cold War dictator's name you can think of. Just because someone SAYS that they are for democracy and freedom doesn't mean that they are. Just because someone SAYS they are for social justice or socialism doesn't mean they are.

William Gronberg
Payson, UT

Actually Communism, as explained by W. Cleon Skousen, has NEVER existed on this planet. Communism is “The Classless, Stateless Society Under Full Communism”. See “The Naked Communist, Eleventh edition January, 1962, pages 58-60.

Communism is an image in the mind of true believing Marxist-Leninists and a mirage that allegedly follows their Dictatorship of the Proletariat. The rule of Communists is very real with a body count of many millions. But Communism is a fantasy or a mirage. Their dictatorship is not a fantasy or a mirage.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

William Gronberg
Payson, UT
Actually Communism, as explained by W. Cleon Skousen, has NEVER existed on this planet. Communism is “The Classless, Stateless Society Under Full Communism”. See “The Naked Communist, Eleventh edition January, 1962, pages 58-60.

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Did you read the partner book of his to this one? -

The Naked Capitalist

If not - you are only getting 1/2 of the story.
W. Cleon rips Capitalists to shreds, and fingers WallStreet as being the Gadianton Robbers the Book of Mormons warned us about.

I'll bet my bottom dollar you haven't.
Glenn Beck listeners never do.

William Gronberg
Payson, UT

LDS Liberal:

For your information I have not spent more than one hour total in my entire life listening to Glen Beck. Why in the world do you paint me with that brush? Read some of my recent posts.

Do a search of Deseret News using the name "William Gronberg". I have had 5 letters printed here at the DN in the last 2 years. I do not think I come over as a devotee of Glen Beck or faux News.

You are correct that I never have read "The Naked Capitalist".

William Gronberg
Payson, UT

Thank you

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: LDS Liberal 9/26 1:01 p.m.

Actually, this is one of the few times that procuradorfiscal isn't blowing smoke.

Fascists are socialists. The difference is between Communism & Fascism. C is violent overthrow of the system on behalf of the poor. F is a gradual transition to statism in the name of saving the middle class. The Far right is more elitist, exclusionary, power for the few, autocratic i.e. a monarchy.

The exception; right leaning Free Market populists who believe in corporations are more efficient than the state. Then, attempt to merge the two.

p.s. Go read Liberal Fascism By J Goldberg & rewatch the 2008 debates between Barry & HRC if you want a good scare.

Wally West
SLC, UT

@ RedShirt
"Also, those people and groups you claim are liberals, they were concerned with individual freedom and limited government, Conservatives."

Again. Wrong! Unless, if by conservative you mean.. Libertarian.

p.s Libertarian is synonomous w/ classical liberal

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