Majority of the people in the west think Communism is the opposite of Democracy, and they are flat out wrong. The reality is quite different from what has been impressed upon the public. As you will see, the simplest definition of Communism does not leave any room for such mistakes - makes you wonder how they made public think totally the opposite.
Many people in democratic countries cannot define democracy, despite claiming to know what it is. And even when in cases they get the core concept right, their definition contain numerous inaccuracies which lack knowledge of critical aspects of democracy. However, when boiled down to basics, an accurate and very simple explanation of democracy is possible.
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Through an unbelievable timeline of events, now there is an Ebola crisis in Spain. Healthcare struggles against Ebola due to being crippled by Austerity. Healthcare professionals describe lack of equipment, procedures and funds while government blames everyone else.
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Scots celebrate after saying "Yes" in Independence Referendum, with amazing vote demographics and participation.Now is a time to rejoice for Scottish Independence campaign, the parties, grassroots movements and the people behind it.
As you know, Scots are having a referendum for an Independent Scotland. And they have very good reasons to do so, ranging from Social Services to Democratic principles, as you will see below: 1 – To use vast natural resources Scotland has Scotland has massive natural resources, and combined with economy these make it the […]
Having a baby in our neoliberal times is often a very, very risky idea. Before anything, expenses of raising a child is estimated at ~$245,000 by the time you got him into college. (source) That is, if he can get out and get a stable job that will provide enough to make him independent. If […]
Imagine that you are a budding politician running for office. Election is coming up. You need to run a campaign. The smallest campaign for simplest political office costs around a million dollars or more. What are you going to do ? You are going to spend that money... Otherwise, no one will hear your name, no one will hear what you are saying about issues, and actually even the ones who know you will think that you don't have a chance to win. This or that way, you are going to spend that money .... But how ?
Face it : Chances are high that you DO think that you know what Democracy, Communism, Capitalism, Fascism are. In fact, you are pretty sure of it. In the end, you are very probably living in a democratic country or at least you were taught all of these during your education, right ? Well... Don't be so fast. The reality of the situation is, even in developed countries majority of the population can't properly define any of these concepts, and even the ones who are well-read, college-educated, informed (that's probably you !) have major misconceptions and make major mistakes when defining these concepts. Let's have a go and see how much of the below, you actually knew - its a long journey - however a fun roller coaster ride.
You probably know by now that the crisis that entire world is suffering had broken out in 2008, started from Wall Street and it had something to do with very high risk mortgages which were sold to families who cannot pay for them, and entire world is going through a neverending, agonizing crisis and have […]