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If Capitalism undermines democracy, what is the alternative?

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3 years ago#11
Mixed economy.
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3 years ago#12
What really undermines democracy is the fact that free speech is so restricted. Under Canadian federal elections laws, third party organisations can't campaign on behalf of a party or individuals.

You want to take out an ad saying how you think so-and-so is great? That's illegal.

Free speech? What free speech?
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3 years ago#13
Indeed. Just the other day I tried to take out an ad saying Fischer Stevens was great and was not allowed to and then BAM! I was in a Serbian Prison without a trial.
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3 years ago#14
Redcount posted...
What really undermines democracy is the fact that free speech is so restricted. Under Canadian federal elections laws, third party organisations can't campaign on behalf of a party or individuals.

You want to take out an ad saying how you think so-and-so is great? That's illegal.

Free speech? What free speech?


Speech is free, but it's gonna cost you.
He who strikes with meaning is killed by meaning.
3 years ago#15
FunWithAFryPan posted...
Redcount posted...
What really undermines democracy is the fact that free speech is so restricted. Under Canadian federal elections laws, third party organisations can't campaign on behalf of a party or individuals.

You want to take out an ad saying how you think so-and-so is great? That's illegal.

Free speech? What free speech?


Speech is free, but it's gonna cost you.


But it isn't, though; that's what's so terrible. I can't use my money to speak my mind.

It's like living in the Soviet Union; freedom of speech was guaranteed under law, but owning a printing press was illegal.
Going to Saskatoon to catch an all ages Ahnabith Gish show for 15 Canadian dollars. Maybe I'll get a wrist band so I can drink a refreshing Molson's - Orca
3 years ago#16
I was summarizing the position you were advocating.
He who strikes with meaning is killed by meaning.
3 years ago#17
Ah, well, that's a bit of a misdirection: speech is free for everyone, and it's an equal right (unless you challenge multiculturalism, or protest abortions, then you'll get locked up for "promoting hate"). But it's the same as my right to own property; I have the right to own it, that doesn't mean I don't have to pay for it myself.
Going to Saskatoon to catch an all ages Ahnabith Gish show for 15 Canadian dollars. Maybe I'll get a wrist band so I can drink a refreshing Molson's - Orca
3 years ago#18
People (in the United States) don't get locked up for opposing multiculturalism or protesting abortion clinics or promoting hate groups for that matter.
He who strikes with meaning is killed by meaning.
3 years ago#19
FunWithAFryPan posted...
People (in the United States) don't get locked up for opposing multiculturalism or protesting abortion clinics or promoting hate groups for that matter.


Yeah, well, it's a more free country. We should aspire to emulate the United States in that respect.
Going to Saskatoon to catch an all ages Ahnabith Gish show for 15 Canadian dollars. Maybe I'll get a wrist band so I can drink a refreshing Molson's - Orca
3 years ago#20
Redcount posted...
FunWithAFryPan posted...
People (in the United States) don't get locked up for opposing multiculturalism or protesting abortion clinics or promoting hate groups for that matter.


Yeah, well, it's a more free country. We should aspire to emulate the United States in that respect.


Yes, the one thing America does do really well compared to other Western countries is free speech.
Not comic - animated. For eight years America was ruled by Pinky and the Brain.-Thanatos the Great
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