“Anyone who is trying to champion capitalism has never lived under it, in the 2020’s people would…
Matthew Whittington

“Monsanto is not a state owned company you are not forced to do business with them.”

Monsanto is not a state-owned company. However, you are most definitely forced to do business with them if you want to be competitive.

While we’re on the subject, doesn’t it seem a little strange to you that Monsanto does not allow you to plant seed produced by plants grown from their seed? Doesn’t it seem strange to you that you can patent a seed? I understand the work that goes into genetically engineering seeds. I have no problems with GMOs. However, suing people for planting seeds produced by plants they put in the effort to grow is a little disingenuous. It’s almost as absurd as banana distributors suing you because you used banana peels in your compost to grow your own fruit.

Because of my point presented above, the anecdotes you provided are really non-arguments for me. I don’t see the moral, ethical, or even logical basis for restricting farmers from replanting seed or patenting seeds in the first place. Now, if Monsanto patented their genetic engineering process, I could see the logic in that.

“Again nothing to do with capitalism, the capitalism police dont come arrest you for speaking out against capitalism.”

Oh, they don’t? What about McCarthyism? What about the Espionage Act of 1917? What about the Sedition act of 1918? What about the 5000 suspected socialists thrown into jail in 1919 after the war in the palmer raids?

What about the fact that calling someone a Socialist in this country is equivalent to insulting them?

“When Nicolae Ceaușescu was executed he died singing the international,

“Stealing from capitalism is not like stealing out of our own pockets. Marx and Lenin have taught us that anything is ethical, so long as it is in the interest of the proletarian class and its world revolution.””

Why does every one immediately assume that all socialists are Marxists or Leninists? Why does everyone assume that Lennin and Marx are the only two people who have any say on Socialism?

The fact that Nicolae said the above does not mean he wasn’t a totalitarian dictator. It also does in any way prove that he was competent. I can say I’m a magical space wizard as many times as I’d like. Does that make it true?

“He was a socialist, stop making the tired “that is not real socialism” argument.”

Maybe the reason people keep making that argument is because it’s a good one. Also, I don’t really believe in a “true” socialism anyways. I think there are some parts of society that should be socialized and other parts that should capitalistic.