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In communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes. Quote by Adam Johnson, American novelist (b. 1967). More homepage quotes

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Guest: Malcomn (2779 days ago)
Dogs and humans learn obedience because they both value the ensuing reward which it brings; whilst disobedience brings pain and suffering! ie obedience, brings a dog, a warm kennel, food and its master's company. To the human it brings a nice home, food and the joyous company with other humans. There is no such thing as pure communism, since as selfish human beings, it is quite impossible for us to practice it; all attempts at doing so have failed bringing great misery to all involved. Whilst capitalism, although not perfect, has removed some people from extreme poverty, made some people rich, others very rich, fewer richer still and a relatively small number, rich beyond measure. Personally I find this quote from Adam to be total, tosh, baloney, bilgewater, drool. At 57 years old, I live in a capitalist society, I have never been offered a bribe in my life, yet I have a nice home, (the reward of wages earned) a beautiful wife (the reward of a very enjoyable and enchanting chase) and two delightful cats (both very obedient because they wish to reward my love towards them; not because I either threaten nor bribe them)
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Dogs and humans learn obedience because they both value the ensuing reward which it brings; whilst disobedience brings pain and suffering! ie obedience, brings a dog, a warm kennel, food and its master's company. To the human it brings a nice home, food and the joyous company with other humans. There is no such thing as pure communism, since as selfish human beings, it is quite impossible for us to practice it; all attempts at doing so have failed bringing great misery to all involved. Whilst capitalism, although not perfect, has removed some people from extreme poverty, made some people rich, others very rich, fewer richer still and a relatively small number, rich beyond measure. Personally I find this quote from Adam to be total, tosh, baloney, bilgewater, drool. At 57 years old, I live in a capitalist society, I have never been offered a bribe in my life, yet I have a nice home, (the reward of wages earned) a beautiful wife (the reward of a very enjoyable and enchanting chase) and two delightful cats (both very obedient because they wish to reward my love towards them; not because I either threaten nor bribe them)
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Latest comment: What he says is true. There are also other shades of extremes wehen comparing communism and capitalism. Most of those concern regular people that are not in party or hold 95% of all funds. When you look at it from point of a middle class, both regimes are the same - communism gives the upper edge to poor and those who would never otherwise had chance to prove themselves wothy in their own eyes, while capitalism provided opportunities to almost everyone to get rich in about any way and dictate rules on account of cash in their pockets. Justice, honor, freedom? Dream on. If there was justice, all people would have access to water and at least to that which grows on wild trees. Both communism and capitalism are extremes - it's just differenet tools of trade for those who are born with urge to dominate and are ready to thread over bodies for wealth and power.
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Latest comment: What he says is true. There are also other shades of extremes wehen comparing communism and capitalism. Most of those concern regular people that are not in party or hold 95% of all funds. When you look at it from point of a middle class, both regimes are the same - communism gives the upper edge to poor and those who would never otherwise had chance to prove themselves wothy in their own eyes, while capitalism provided opportunities to almost everyone to get rich in about any way and dictate rules on account of cash in their pockets. Justice, honor, freedom? Dream on. If there was justice, all people would have access to water and at least to that which grows on wild trees. Both communism and capitalism are extremes - it's just differenet tools of trade for those who are born with urge to dominate and are ready to thread over bodies for wealth and power.
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