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Communism is a socioeconomic system structured upon common ownership of the means of production and characterized by the absence of social classes, money, and the state; as well as a social, political and economic ideology and movement that aims to ... establish this social order. The movement to develop communism, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the states which claimed to follow this ideology and their enemies. Communism is most associated with Marxism, which considers itself the embodiment of scientific socialism. According to Marxism, capitalism is a historically necessary stage of society, which has led to the concentration of social classes into two major groups: proletariat - who must work to survive, and who make up a majority of society - and bourgeoisie - a minority who derive profit from employing the proletariat, through private ownership of the means of production. The political, social, and economic conflict between both groups, each attempting to push their interests to their logical extreme, will lead into the capture of political power by the proletariat   more
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All Religion

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Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and for some sects, also by the teachings and normative example of Muhammad, considered by them to be the la... st prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. They maintain that the previous messages and revelations have been partially misinterpreted or altered over time, but consider the Arabic Qur'an to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God. Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on multifarious topics from banking and welfare, to family life and the environment   more
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Christianityis a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings ofJesus of Nazareth as presented in the Holy Bible. Christiansbelieve Jesus to be the Son of God and the Messiah prophesied in theOld Testament. With an estimated 2.1 billion ... adherents in 2001,Christianity is the world's largest religion. It is the predominantreligion in Europe, the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, the PhilippineIslands, Australia, and New Zealand. Itis also growing rapidly in Asia, particularly in China and SouthKorea. Christianity began in the 1st century AD as a Jewishsect, and shares many religious texts with Judaism, specifically theHebrew Bible, known to Christians as the Old Testament. Like Judaism and Islam, Christianity is classified asan Abrahamic religion   more
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Conservatism as a political and social philosophy promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of the culture and civilization. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while ... others, called reactionaries, oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were". The first established use of the term in a political context originated with François-René de Chateaubriand in 1818, during the period of Bourbon restoration that sought to roll back the policies of the French Revolution. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics, has since been used to describe a wide range of views. There is no single set of policies that are universally regarded as conservative, because the meaning of conservatism depends on what is considered traditional in a given place and time. Thus conservatives from different parts of the world—each upholding their respective traditions—may disagree on a wide range of issues   more
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Moral nihilism

Moral nihilism is the meta-ethical view that nothing is intrinsically moral or immoral. For example, a moral nihilist would say that killing someone, for whatever reason, is neither inherently right nor inherently wrong. Moral nihilists consider mor... ality to be constructed, a complex set of rules and recommendations that may give a psychological, social, or economical advantage to its adherents, but is otherwise without universal or even relative truth in any sense.Moral nihilism is distinct from moral relativism, which does allow for moral statements to be true or false in a non-objective sense, but does not assign any static truth-values to moral statements, and of course moral universalism, which holds moral statements to be objectively true or false. Insofar as only true statements can be known, moral nihilism implies moral skepticism   more
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Neoliberalism is the resurgence of ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, whose advocates support extensive economic liberalization, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to enh... ance the role of the private sector in the economy. The usage and definition of the term have changed over time.Originally neoliberalism was an economic philosophy that emerged among European liberal scholars in the 1930s attempting to trace a so-called ‘Third’ or ‘Middle Way’ between the conflicting philosophies of classical liberalism and collectivist central planning. The impetus for this development arose from a desire to avoid repeating the economic failures of the early 1930s which was mostly blamed on economic policy of classical liberalism. In the decades that followed, neoliberal theory tended to be at variance with the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy.In the 1960s, usage of the term "neoliberal" heavily declined   more
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Justin Bieber: Believe

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All forms of government

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Democracy is a form of government in which eligible citizens may participate equally – either directly by voting for the passing/ rejecting of laws or running for office themselves, or indirectly through elected representatives. – in the proposal, d... evelopment and establishment of the laws by which their society is run. The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία "rule of the people", which was found from δῆμος "people" and κράτος "power" or "rule" in the 5th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens; the term is an antonym to ἀριστοκρατία "rule of an elite". While theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation. In virtually all democratic governments throughout ancient and modern history, democratic citizenship consisted of an elite class until full enfranchisement was won for all adult citizens in most modern democracies through the suffrage movements of the 19th and 20th centuries   more
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A republic is a form of government in which power resides in the people, and the government is ruled by elected leaders run according to law, rather than inherited or appointed. In modern times the definition of a republic is also commonly limited t... o a government which excludes a monarch. Currently, 135 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names.Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition. In the classical and medieval period of Europe many states were fashioned on the Roman Republic, which referred to the governance of the city of Rome between it having kings, and emperors. The Italian medieval and Renaissance political tradition today referred to as "civic humanism", in America, is sometimes considered to derive directly from Roman republicans such as Sallust and Tacitus. However, Greek-influenced Roman authors, such as Polybius and Cicero, sometimes also used the term as a translation for the Greek politeia which could mean regime generally, but could also be applied to certain specific types of regime which did not exactly correspond to that of the Roman Republic   more
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Monarchism is the advocacy of a monarch or monarchical rule. A monarchist is an individual who supports this form of government, independent from any specific monarch; one who espouses a particular monarch is a royalist. Conversely, the opposition t... o monarchical rule is sometimes referred to as republicanism.Depending on the county, a monarchist may advocate for the rule of the person who sits on the throne, a pretender, or someone who would otherwise occupy the throne but has been deposed   more
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Progressivism is a broad philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advancement in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vital to improve the human condition. Progressivism became highly significant...  during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, out of the belief that Europe was demonstrating that societies could progress in civility from barbaric conditions to civilization through strengthening the basis of empirical knowledge as the foundation of society. Figures of the Enlightenment believed that progress had universal application to all societies and that these ideas would spread across the world from Europe. Sociologist Robert Nisbet finds that "No single idea has been more important than ... The Idea of Progress in Western civilization for three thousand years" and defines five "crucial premises" of the Idea of Progress as being: value of the past, nobility of Western civilization, worth of economic/technological growth, faith in reason and scientific/scholarly knowledge obtained through reason, intrinsic importance and worth of life on earth   more
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Socialism is a social and economic system characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, as well as a political theory and movement that aims at the establishment of such a system. "Social ow... nership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, citizen ownership of equity, or any combination of these. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them. They differ in the type of social ownership they advocate, the degree to which they rely on markets or planning, how management is to be organised within productive institutions, and the role of the state in constructing socialism.A socialist economic system is based on the organisational precept of production for use, meaning the production of goods and services to directly satisfy economic demand and human needs where objects are valued based on their use-value or utility, as opposed to being structured upon the accumulation of capital and production for profit   more
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Judaism is the religion, philosophy, and way of life of the Jewish people. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text, and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud. Ju... daism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship that God established with the Children of Israel.Judaism includes a wide corpus of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization. Within Judaism there are a variety of movements, most of which emerged from Rabbinic Judaism, which holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah. Historically, this assertion was challenged by various groups such as the Sadducees and Hellenistic Judaism during the Second Temple period; the Karaites and Sabbateans during the early and later medieval period; and among segments of the modern reform movements. Liberal movements in modern times such as Humanistic Judaism may be nontheistic. Today, the largest Jewish religious movements are Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism   more
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Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheis... m is contrasted with theism, which, in its most general form, is the belief that at least one deity exists.The term "atheism" originated from the Greek ἄθεος, meaning "without god", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshiped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves using the word "atheist" lived in the 18th century. Some ancient and modern religions are referred to as atheistic, as they either have no concepts of deities or deny a creator deity, yet still revere other god-like entities.Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches   more
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Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are largely or entirely privately owned and operated for profit. Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets and wage ... labour. In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged.The degree of competition, role of intervention and regulation, and scope of state ownership varies across different models of capitalism. Economists, political economists, and historians have taken different perspectives in their analysis of capitalism and recognized various forms of it in practice. These include laissez-faire capitalism, welfare capitalism, crony capitalism and state capitalism; each highlighting varying degrees of dependency on markets, public ownership, and inclusion of social policies. The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules defining private property, is a matter of politics and policy. Many states have what are termed capitalist mixed economies, referring to a mix between planned and market-driven elements   more
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Corporatism is the socio-political organization of a society by major interest groups, or corporate groups, such as agricultural, business, ethnic, labour, military, patronage, or scientific affiliations, on the basis of common interests. Corporatis... m is theoretically based upon the interpretation of a community as an organic body. The term corporatism is based on the Latin root word "corpus" meaning "body".In 1881, Pope Leo XIII commissioned theologians and social thinkers to study corporatism and provide a definition for it. In 1884 in Freiburg, the commission declared that corporatism was a "system of social organization that has at its base the grouping of men according to the community of their natural interests and social functions, and as true and proper organs of the state they direct and coordinate labor and capital in matters of common interest".Corporatism is related to the sociological concept of structural functionalism. Corporate social interaction is common within kinship groups such as families, clans and ethnicities. In addition to humans, certain animal species like penguins exhibit strong corporate social organization   more
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UtherPenguin says2015-04-17T17:15:29.6771202-05:00
Flamewar imminent. Hide to the bomb-shelters.
TheSatiricalAnarchist says2015-04-17T17:40:17.8078875-05:00
All kinds of government are horrible. Capitalism is the worst of all economic systems I've ever personally witnessed.
discomfiting says2015-04-17T17:40:42.2089199-05:00
Wanna hear a joke?
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T17:40:47.5440173-05:00
I think the majority of beliefs are harmful when used in the wrong way. Even progressive liberalism, which I feel is the most logical and practical of all political ideologies, can be used in a way that is not beneficial to society. But I have yet to actually see this anyway.
discomfiting says2015-04-17T17:40:50.4157238-05:00
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T17:42:43.1065949-05:00
Discomfiting, I've always wondered why anyone in their right mind would support anarcho-capitalist ideologies. I mean really.
discomfiting says2015-04-17T17:44:00.6348025-05:00
A person that thinks anarchists definition of freedom is freedom to be oppressed. The most accurate way to describe an anarchist definition of freedom is freedom from oppression including capitalist oppression.
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T17:45:57.1193901-05:00
Exactly, and notice how most people who believe in such a flawed ideology usually belong to a certain demographic that is practically untouched by discrimination and oppression.
discomfiting says2015-04-17T17:49:28.2294046-05:00
They enjoy the status quo of privilege and entitlement. There's a reason why the main proponents of liberation movements are predominately the ones oppressed and ones that can sympathize with the oppression.
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T17:50:59.6567495-05:00
Discomforting, I agree completely and have always said exactly that. But when I point any of that out, those very people go into attack mode and try everything they can to justify it when they know it's true.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-17T17:51:10.5024371-05:00
Capitalism is people. You understand that a corporation is run by people in the same manner a republic or democracy is? You sound like you're trying too hard to take the human element out of capitalism so you can attack it.
discomfiting says2015-04-17T17:51:44.3849855-05:00
Corporations are not people, get out of here mitt romney.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-17T17:52:04.8673916-05:00
There were choices above that were not run by people at all. I'm surprised not a one of them has been voted for.
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T17:52:47.4665146-05:00
"Capitalism is people." "you're trying too hard to take the human element out of capitalism so you can attack it." - Is Capitalism people or isn't it?
CannedBread says2015-04-17T20:41:33.1296161-05:00
Why is Judaism on here but not Christianity. I guess Heraclitus doesn't like certain groups of people. What a NeoNazi.
briantheliberal says2015-04-17T20:47:28.4491293-05:00
CannedBread, Christianity is up there.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-17T20:56:34.2207271-05:00
It is.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-17T22:27:30.5192840-05:00
As much as I despise neo-liberalism, calling it the worst belief on this list seems to be a stretch...
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T04:46:19.3658844-05:00
Christianity is on there
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T04:46:51.3093939-05:00
Hahha justin bieber
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T04:49:21.1491885-05:00
Anarcho Capitalism is the only real Anarchism. You can't be Anarchist and Socialist because Capitalism is freedom. I am a Neoliberal because Milton Friedman is a boss. Communism shouldn't even be on there because it os a false believe and its not just that it won't work, its that it can't work.
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T04:50:31.3478385-05:00
By the way Corporations ARE people. Collective tribes like evil Socialists and Communists try to make are not.
AnHonestTenYearOld says2015-04-18T06:37:27.7384440-05:00
The ones I like the least are...........Nazism and Christianity. I'm Jewish, so you can understand
TheSatiricalAnarchist says2015-04-18T09:35:56.1785178-05:00
@Heraclitus You are an idiot. Anarcho-Capitalism is the biggest oxymoron in existence. Capitalism is the private ownership of the means of production and a Social Darwinist, life's-a-free-for-all kind of economic system, where as Anarchism is not. Get your facts straight please.
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T11:15:12.5935178-05:00
You get your facts straight. Without a government it is a free for all. Capitalism is private ownership of trade and industry but so it is in Anarchism. The alternative to private ownership is state ownership but in Anarchism there is no state.
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T11:17:56.4605206-05:00
You are not a real Anarchist if you do not recognise that Capitalism is freedom. Left Libertarianism is the biggest Oxymoron in existence. Anarcho-Capitalism is real Anarchism.

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