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by cassowary
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Not socialism but justice.

Thanks for the lengthy reply from which I learned new things. My comment is that whatever the reason that is making Ramphosa to appropriate the land without compensation, the end result will be the same. Economic decline. I've thought about this a lot because I'm not unsympathetic to arguments that...
by cassowary
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Not socialism but justice.

The whites have much better farming skills than blacks because for generations they have been given every opportunity to develop these via the patently unjust land policies of their apartheid state. Whites have better farming skills because they came from countries where agriculture was done for se...
by cassowary
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Why do people concern themselves so much with religion? Religions are just power structures which play on our fear of death to manipulate and control us. In fact, all we need is a sound code of ethics which will frame our behaviour in respect of our own society and the world as a whole. A code whic...
by cassowary
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean a grim reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean a grim reality.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/central-america/pirates-of-the-caribbean-a-grim-reality-as-venezuela-disintegrates-20180813-p4zx79.html Where are you, captain Jack Sparrow? This new generation of Caribbean pirates all speak Spanish. Joining Venezuela soon will be South Africa, the predicted next Socia...
by cassowary
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

Thanks for the lengthy reply from which I learned new things. My comment is that whatever the reason that is making Ramphosa to appropriate the land without compensation, the end result will be the same. Economic decline. I've thought about this a lot because I'm not unsympathetic to arguments that...
by cassowary
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

Thanks for the lengthy reply from which I learned new things. My comment is that whatever the reason that is making Ramphosa to appropriate the land without compensation, the end result will be the same. Economic decline.
by cassowary
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

I always regarded Socialism as theft. Socialists seek to take from those who have more to give to those who have less. It preys on people's envy - one of the 7 deadly sins. Stalin and Mao did the same. The ANC always have had a Communist element that wanted the wealth of the more successful who hap...
by cassowary
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

A racist Communist famine grows in S Africa President Ramaphosa had vowed early on to seize land from white farmers without compensation. "The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate redistribution of land to black South Africans...
by cassowary
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 29
Views: 394

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

Countries fortunate enough to have some degree of agricultural self-sufficiency have a moral obligation to preserve productive farmland. Transferring title to land from folks who know how to properly manage it to folks with neither the skill nor the inclination to farm is gross stupidity, whether i...
by cassowary
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The November 2018 Congressional election mega thread
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: The November 2018 Congressional election mega thread

Cassowary: what I find Ironic about Stamford Raffles founding Singapore as a free trade port is that his employer, the East India Company, did not believe in free trade. This ruthless corporation treated India like a gigantic milch cow to be milked dry for the benefit of its corporate bottom line. ...