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"You're... you're gonna get Socialism all over yourself and your family? I hope you got your shots!"
The National Socialists lost the war...and the Soviets never made it that far west.
Where have you been?


The social market economy (SOME; German: soziale Marktwirtschaft), also called Rhine capitalism, is a socioeconomic model combining a free market capitalist economic system alongside social policies which establish both fair competition within the market and a welfare state.[1] It is sometimes classified as a coordinated market economy.[2] The social market economy was originally promoted and implemented in West Germany by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in 1949.[3] Its origins can be traced to the interwar Freiburg school of economic thought.[4]

The social market economy was designed to be a third way between laissez-faire economic liberalism and socialist economics.[5] It was strongly inspired by ordoliberalism,[6] social democratic ideas, and the tradition of Catholic social teaching or, more generally, Christian ethics.[5] The social market economy refrains from attempts to plan and guide production, the workforce, or sales, but it does support planned efforts to influence the economy through the organic means of a comprehensive economic policy coupled with flexible adaptation to market studies. Effectively combining monetary, credit, trade, tax, customs, investment, and social policies, as well as other measures, this type of economic policy creates an economy that serves the welfare and needs of the entire population, thereby fulfilling its ultimate goal.[7en.wikipedia.org

Whatever you want to call it, I sure wish we had some of that!

Why is it so hard for some people to understand: Racism = Oppression. Racism - Oppression = Prejudice. Prejudice =/= Racism.

Blacks in America may be prejudiced against white people, some even hate white people. That's not racism. Some might even see it as justified based on history and personal experience. But blacks do not, and never have, oppressed white people. They can't. They don't have, and have never had, the power to do so. Likewise with Koreans. Blacks in some areas see Koreans as "invaders" who came into their communities and took over/created all the "convenience stores" which are the primary source of food and household goods, and who have a history of viewing the members of the local community as inferior to them and treating them as such, perhaps overcharging, perhaps other negative treatment. That's racism. People who have to depend on those stores resent that. A few may actually get violent about it. That's not racism, it's resentment. That's prejudice.

It's not anything black people can change. Blacks have gone out of their way since the end of slavery to try to make themselves "acceptable" to white people; to be treated equally under the law (like it says in the 14th Amendment). It never mattered, and it still doesn't. I recall hearing a joke told by a black comedian in the 60's:

White Man #1: What do you call a black boy hanging out on the corner?
White Man #2: N-----
White Man #1: What do you call a black college professor with a Dr's degree?
White Man #2: N-----

Black people don't care if white people like them. They just want to be treated equally under the law, with all that implies for housing, education, employment, criminal justice, and political representation (voting). Just like white people.

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