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|Subject: Re: Liberal myths dispelled||Date: 11/15/2012 12:30 PM|
|Author: decath||Number: 655267 of 794199|
44 "And all who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need."
They banded together out of necessity because the Jewish Theocracy crashed down on anybody that followed "the way"...which is what they were called back then. They could not buy or sell anything once it was found out they had left the Jewish religion. Now that's persecution. Jews don't have the market on getting persecuted. They do it themselves when they have the majority. Nothing special about them or blacks or gays or anybody else.
Once Christianity spread and became more accepted....things normalized.
Nothing socialized about it.
Poeple often use the early Pilgrims as a communist example as well. And warrl, you are correct. 50% starved to death the 1st winter because they found out some of the pilgrims were lazy a-holes that sucked off the harder workers.
The next year, the pilgrims changed their economic philosphy and had an abundant harvest because poeple kept what they produced.
Communism and socialism can go pound sound...along with all the fools that believe in it.
If someone still things communism/socialism still works after the bloody/fiscal nightmares of the 20th and 21st centuries, they are complete idiots.
Hey, I just decscribed the 51% who voted for Obama!
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