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We discuss, explain, and debate, the visions of a scientific socialist system. Don't let the concept scare you away. Listen, learn, and ask questions.

Socialist Visions Socialist Visions

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    • 3.7, 23 Ratings

We discuss, explain, and debate, the visions of a scientific socialist system. Don't let the concept scare you away. Listen, learn, and ask questions.

    Socialist Visions: News and Analysis

    Socialist Visions: News and Analysis

    In this episode, we provide an analysis of current domestic and international news events from a left perspective. Items for this week's focus may include, what's happening in Venezuela, the crisis between United States and North Korea, and the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Neo Fascist Attacks on Human Rights

    Neo Fascist Attacks on Human Rights

    Under the storm clouds of P45, Attorney General Jeff Session and other rich white men in the Administration are attacking the human rights of people of color, immigrants and women. It’s time for socialists to rebuild a broad mass social movement not only to defend the basic human rights but also for social transformation. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    A Discussion of the Leap Manifesto

    A Discussion of the Leap Manifesto

    In this episode, we discuss the Leap Manifesto, a document written by "60 representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and food justice, environmental, faith-based and labour movements." We discuss how and where the manisfesto reflects the objectives of modern socialism and why we should support and build on this manisfesto. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Report Live From Socialism2017 Conference In Chicago

    Report Live From Socialism2017 Conference In Chicago

    Carl, the co-host of Socialist Visions will be attending the Socialism2017 conference taking place July 6-9. I'll be talking to Carl on Friday about the workshops attended, the people he's connected with, and what's some the dominate issues being discused. We all can't be at the conference, but it's great to have my co-host there to provide some first hand feedback. Feel free to call in with your quesitons. 347-857-1319

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Follow the Money: Capitalism, Property, 45, and LLCs

    Follow the Money: Capitalism, Property, 45, and LLCs

    If you want to get a clear current example of how capitalism works, simply follow the reporting about the Trump family and property holdings and investiments. Property ownership is at the art of capitalism. Capitalist know that people need a place to live. They know people will pay almost any price for shelter. So like fictional vampires, capitalist prey on people who depend on some form of housing. In this epsiode, we'll discuss the current reporting on property holdings and situate it within the capitalist economic system. We'll discuss also how it could be different under a socialist ecomony. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    10 Lessons We Can Learn in an Era of Neo-Facism

    10 Lessons We Can Learn in an Era of Neo-Facism

    There's so much going on with the neo-facisit WH admistratation that we want to devote a show to talking about what should be learned from the election of Trump, the state democracy in this country, and how capitalsim is a motivating factor in where we are and are headed. We haven't done a show in two weeks so there's much to talk about. Hope you can tune in. 347-857-1319 

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

socialism doesnt work ,

A proud capitalist, not a racist.

This podcast is the most uneducated, filthy display of two greedy men discussing how to bring down the economic success of our nation. Their predictions on our current president proved to be COMPLETELY incorrect. They said jobs wouldn’t come back to our country because of our racist president. How do you explain the lowest black unemployment EVER and the lowest number of people (including blacks) on food stamps in DECADES? I listened only to further understand the ways socialists believe their policies could work, and left the experience completely infuriated and in disbelief by the lies I heard and the immoral propositions by the radical left.

Philosoraptor1 ,

Please Listen

If you're willing to remain in this Socialist mindset and not have any understanding of how economics works, than continue to listen to this podcast. But if you want to hear the true purpose and result of Socialism, than read on...

The great irony of this podcast and it's listeners is that the only reason they can claim to be "Socialist" is because they have the freedom of a Capitalist society to do so. There's no penalty. Because they live here in the US. Think about that for a second. If you really lived in a Socialist country you'd be miserable.

The core of Socialism is debt. "Debt to society " as they call it. The plan of Socialism it to crowd out Private debt and replace it with Government debt. The only way to issue Government debt is that they have to spend more money than the Government takes in. Once they issue the Government debt they want to use it to enact programs to give people things they could ordinarily buy themselves. They want Government programs for cellphones, cars, socks, clothes, computers, food anything that could be privatized. That way they can control the people by giving them the money to buy stuff. The only way they can do that is by issuing volumes and volumes of Government debt (money they don't have) that way they can crowd out Private debt. In other words Private companies that in order to grow their business they issue bonds and stocks to investors through free and fair trade. "Capitalism" as its called. "Socialism" hates that freedom and they want to crowd it out. They want the only debt issuance to be Government debt and the excess of Government debt and prolonged Government debt. That is the "Socialist" plan.

But how can the Government sustain itself under all that debt if they keep subsidizing everything?

They enact price controls to keep companies under their thumb by ordering them to sell products at a certain price in the name of "fairness and equality". It's happening now under Obamacare. Overtime it ultimately doesn't matter because price controls never work. They lead to a decreased supply of the product because in order to make the revenue to keep producing the product and keep workers paid (who the Socialists claim to be fighting for) companies stop supplying it to prevent losing money. There's no incentive to keep making the product. You also see increased demand because people who couldn't buy the product can now do so but at the cost of the company and workers who have to feed their families. So there's now more people laying claim to the product and less of the product being made because people lose money. Now you see black markets because companies can make the revenue they need by selling the product on the side. Finally, you see quality problems because as long as the companies are forced to sell the product at less value than it is they're going to cut corners because, again, there's no incentive anymore.

I bring this up in reference to the "Socialist" plan. Because once the Government takes over a market, issues debt, and enacts price control they have complete control of the people and products in that market and force the companies out of business. That's what's happening to Obamacare because companies are pulling out and leaving entire states! Think about how many people lose their health insurance because the companies can't make anymore money. The reason why "Socialists" love Government debt so much is because they want to enact the use of force to force health insurance companies, computer companies, sock companies to keep giving people their product at a loss.

That's crazy, Governments don't do that! They've never forced people to do this!?

And yes, your right. Because in the Soviet Union and Communist China they just killed you! They just killed them. It was the choice of the companies to either destroy themselves by giving away their product at a loss or be arrested, rounded up, and shot! Other penalties that "Socialist" Governments enact to force companies to give away their products at a loss is jail time. In Venezuela the Government is now forcing bakeries to make bread. So you force bakeries to make bread at a loss, confiscate their assets, but when (surprisingly) the bakeries flip you the middle finger and say "We're not dong this we can't make any money we're going to lose on this" What do you do? You force them to produce the product. They've taken over the bakeries forcing them to give away the product, dictating their hours, wages, and amount of bread they must make. We have a word for being forced to work against your will without compensation or worse, losing money because of it so you basically pay to work on another person's terms:

Slavery

Socialism makes slaves out of the very people it claims to defend. By confiscating the entire economic system Socialism makes slaves out of its citizens. The rampant poverty in any socialist society is caused by the very Government that claims to fight it.

If you want the truth about Government, Socialism, Economics, and other issues I highly recommend the Ben Shapiro Show Podcast and the Louder With Crowder Podcast. Break free from the lies being told on this podcast.

But don't worry, I'm just lying to you. Conservatives are just lying to you, the BBC is just lying to you Governments aren't dong this all around the world because it's all just one big conspiracy theory, right?

Dead Wrong

Aga Black ,

Teaching and Teaching How to Teach

The speakers convey complex political and historical ideas in a easy to follow and down to earth way. This isn't intellectual ivory-tower socialism. It's practical, straightforward, and conveyed in every day words. That's crucial. We're not going to convince more people to fight for socialism if we make it seem like an elite ivory tower ideal. Even if you think you are already an expert in socialist thought, you owe it to yourself to listen to Socialist Visions to learn how to talk to other people about it. Also, if you're sick of young white dudes without a lot of life experience talking socialism, the speakers on this podcast will be a breath of fresh air. I'll leave it at that. Give them a listen.

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