MAJOR OT - Re: Many things

From: Marvin Johnston <>
Date: Sun Jan 30 12:33:14 2005

I had my eyes opened last year when I stayed at a home in Hungary and
had the chance to talk with the owner. Somehow the conversation turned
to the Communist takeover of Hungary back in 1956. She mentioned how all
the services went downhill from what they had been. BUT she also
mentioned some of the pluses such as zero unemployment. I have since
heard this from others, and I had never thought that Communism had ANY
pluses except for the people running the government. Also more
importantly to the comments below, I think you will find that Communism
and Socialism are not the same.

> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> > That is why we need a socialist government that would eliminate
> > unemployment with a massive public works program that would hire
> > millions of people to do the re-ASCII-fication work.
> Michael,
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but your experiment has been tried already.
> It was called the Soviet Union. It crumbled in a most mighty fashion
> after about 50 years. Simply stated, Communism doesn't work.
Received on Sun Jan 30 2005 - 12:33:14 GMT

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