Framing the Dialogue

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Running In 2016

Homer-TriviaA little trivia to see how much history you know (can guess at).  Be honest, it’s kinda fun and revealing.  If you don’t know the answer make your best guess.   Answer all the questions before looking at the answers.

Who said it?

1) “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
A.  Karl Marx
B.  Adolph Hitler
C.  Joseph Stalin
D.  None of the above

2) “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…… And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.”

Socialism (soh-shuh-liz-uhm)

Socialism is defined as:

Socialism 2“an economic system of government which advocates state ownership of the means of production with equal distribution of goods among the people.”

  • Socialist governments own the banks, car companies, farmlands, factories, and stores, and is the only employer and consequently owns the means of production.  The government controls all investments, production, distribution, income, and prices, as well as all organizations, schools, news media and formerly private societies.
  • Socialism is the antithesis of capitalism, opposes private ownership of capital or land, and rejects the free market in favor of central planning.