Do u think it’s possible that the US will one day turn comunist?
- Anonymous1 month ago
The US already has many Communistic programs. However, I do not believe that people will give up their luxuries to be a true communist country. Most Americans do not actually know what real Communism is, they just think Universal Healthcare and UBI. They are not aware of the possible control over your choices/rights that it brings.
- 1 month ago
Yes, but it won't be called communism, as that is a tarnished brand. It probably will have a less threatening name like "socialism." Socialist ideas have become mainstream, especially in the Democratic party. Republicans aren't much better.
Let's start with an often-repeated quote from Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises."
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.
“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”
We've been doing the "gradually" part for years. Every time there is a problem with the economy, the government steps in. Somehow, these "temporary" measures never go away. Taxes and government debt go up, and they create distortions to the economic system. As these distortions make the economy less stable, the government will continue to step in and expand its influence.
The past few months, we've seen a preview of the "suddenly" part. Mass unemployment, rioting in the streets, political violence, widespread business failures, and distrust of institutions can destroy any democratic nation. We shouldn't be so arrogant as to pretend it will never happen in the U.S. People are weak and will give up their freedoms for security.
The Republican party is declining in significance. This is due to demographic trends, as well as hitching its future to Trump, who is about to be voted out of office. Although we probably won't become a one-party state like communist nations, if the Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress, they will be able to do just about whatever they want.
Get ready for the Supreme Court to be packed with a few extra judges to make sure the Constitution gets interpreted their way. Get ready for Puerto Rico and D.C. to be given Senate seats. Also, get ready for millions of undocumented persons to be given citizenship and voting rights.
You don't have to be a one-party state if the other parties are insignificant. (Just ask the people who live in Chicago or California.) With no effective opposition, and a court picked by the majority party, anything can happen.
- RICKLv 72 months ago
Much more likely to turn fascist
- JohnLv 72 months ago
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- zman492Lv 72 months ago
Anything is possible, but I am confident it will not happen during the lifetime of anyone alive today.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
It is possible, just as it it possible that the country will become a right-wing dictatorship. The odds of going communist are a lot lower right now than those for becoming a right-wing dictatorship, for obvious reasons.
Anyone who says that the country will never become something other than it is and has been for the past century or two is not being realistic. It is always possible because we are dealing with real people, not some ideal lab rats.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Technically possible but highly unlikely. That would require majorly amending (or even revoking) the Constitution.