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Why, yes I'm a socialist stamp by LouaWolf Why, yes I'm a socialist stamp by LouaWolf
Yes, it's true. The world is going to collapse, OMG!
I decided to do this after some conversations in my family of trying not to tell people that we are socialists when we get to the USA, because we perfectly know that socialism is mostly frowned upon there. So, If I preferably don't express my political view there, I will express it here, in dA, as a good ol' stamp.
Well, pretty much socialism ensures that, unlike communism, you can make money out of your business's profits, but, unlike capitalism, it ensures that other workers in your business also get a part of that profit to cover their personal necessities.
Let's put France as an example. France is a socialist country, and guess what, they have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. People there have free healthcare, free college tuition and there is less poverty and crime. Also, people don't get too rich or horribly poor, because the government regulates incomes and offers social benefits. So, France is a great example of a socialist government. With socialism, there is no "rich" or "poor", everybody has an amount that can aboard their personal necessities, and at the same time let people have their own business (in large businesses of course that the profit is then managed and regulated so that the CEO doesn't abuse of it)
I am also a socialist because I live in a democratic country, where this is the predominant political view (unfortunately, there are also certain capitalist politicians) Of course that it has it's own imperfections, but at least it keeps people from falling into misery.

Also, I am not a Nazi or something like that. Nazi's had a very different way of working, instead of offering benefits to everyone, they only gave certain benefits to themselves. BIG difference. And last but not least, socialism and communism are way different from each other, they are NOT the same thing. And no I don't support Chavez either.

I know that this is very controversial, and that socialism is not well seen by many Americans (money has lots o' power over people) but this is MY stamp, and therefore MY opinion.
If you do not support this, you can always simply ignore it and go comment in another stamp, however, if you leave a nice, mature comment expressing your opinion, I will respect it and your comment will not be hidden. Flaming/trolling comments will be answered with a :icontrollfaceplz: and ignored. If I find it very offensive to my personal beliefs, your comment may get hidden and you blocked.
If too many people start flaming and trolling, or an unfriendly discussion begins, I will simply disable comments to avoid a further problem. If then, people start flaming against this in my profile page, I will simply block you. No second chances.
I hope you understood.

Stamp template by :iconkencho:

One last thing: This may sound offensive, but I think that when people say that the USA is a free country, they are talking about capitalism (business CEO's can do whatever the hell comes into their minds)
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:iconbriannabater:
Briannabater Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for posting this.
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61021376 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
instead of offering benefits to everyone, they only gave certain benefits to themselves
...The Nazis eliminated unemployment:icontrollrollplz:
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thedarkminister Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
You ethen!
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yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i don´t support communism, because it simply can´t work on this earth, but i´m not a friend of capitalism either.
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French Nationalized Healthcare is our gift to the world guaranteed by the french constitution in the first article. An first idea from De Gaulle, and the french commies in 1947; De Gaulle rewrite it in the Vth Republic constitution. Even non-french married to a french can have a healtcare protection.


(An idea for US citizen: marry you with a french for the french Green Card "Vitale" guaranteed in US territory by bilateral agreement.)
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Yas you're utopist.
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oblivionartcraft132 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Tell that to Conservatoons, he really hates scoailism but idk why would he compares socialism with communism as if they are exactly the same thing, both of them are completely different, btw he's a deviantart member too and a hard core Conservation at that.
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BronzeScruffy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
One question: Have you ever spoken to a Cuban Exile?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6D04o…
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Angel7777777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
You obviously know nothing of freedom.
As a american I don't care what you want to do or believe just do not try pushing your crap onto others, this is not a socialist country if you don't like that GTFO. You many not change our constitution or our ways.

Actually it's quite offense to any FREE citizen of the USA, you are entitled to your beliefs but know this, so am I and so is every other American citizen, be grateful we allow you to belief as you wish it's not something afforded others in other countrys.
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bobbysaypie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Im pretty sure the Confederates in the U.S Civil War said the same thing.

Anyway, I like how you implied Socialist people can't be free, So hows that minimum wage going?
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MOxC Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Murica fuk yeh.
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allman08 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014
You must really suport freedom of the speech. You know. For suppressing us like a fascist.
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Venexcity Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As well thought out as this stamp is, There are certain flaws in the text. First off America and France are not comparable. The socialistic laws in France is based off the culture, size and Visions of the French government. Considering France is about the size of texas, they have what laws they need in smaller less violent country. Most of Europe's countries are smaller scaled  so it's not comparable to America. Once again considering America's size we can not have a loose government as the Socialist ideas are compacted, We need a stable and thickly composed government, France also has an idea that everyone is equal around what Communism is loosely based off of. The communistic Government can work as well as the Socialist government can work. But you must incorporate everything about the country, Such as size, placement, culture and Politics. 
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Goastantie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
It's good to see more people in America are not pure capitalists. I too am an American Socialist
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evelsteve Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
socialism=just another form of state violence
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LadyLidah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pfft, my dad wears a socialist t-shirt everyday to work and no one cares. And we live in Florida. It's not THAT bad. It's not like it used to be. I think the US is changing...very slowly, mind you. Let's just hope it goes in the right direction; or, in this case, the left direction.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to meet you Socialist. I'm a Capitalist
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I kinda want to move to France because I just fucking love French people. They're awesome :D
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EclipticSpectre Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In America it seems to me that the left-wing are the ones who are sensible. In Britain it's the right-wing who have social and economic grasp.
Lucky for the French their free healthcare worked out alright. Because of our NHS, Britain is now the Tuberculosis capital of Europe from health tourists, and the fault doesn't lie with capitalism.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I get how the leftists in America are the ones who have the good economic grasp. Maybe a pretty reasonable social grasp, but not so much fiscal, I think
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
May you learn the value of your own life while you still hold it.
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Amicus-Nocte Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a socialist, well I'm learning and I'm on the left side and a libertarian. I do agree America can have a very large intolerance of those on the left side of the spectrum and I'm glad I found this stamp :meow:
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Valendale Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Left Libertarianism is the only legitimate libertarianism, Murray Rothbard even admitted it, and boasted that his movement had captured the word from his true enemy, left winged anarchists (the only actual anarchists, which he also admitted), IE actual libertarians
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erosarizona Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I honestly wonder whether anyone who talks about socialism like it's a bad thing actually has a point or is just an ignorant, spoilt materialist
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lunanspirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Writer
It's good to see some of us still have logic in the world. Canadian Comrade of Socialism.
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greytawnyowl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
France is becoming more and more economically liberal and socially conservative.
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Ava1234567 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I'll admit I'm still learning about communism vs capitalism vs socialism, so I'm not really qualified to offer my opinion on the subject yet, but I do have to agree that the USA has a very bad attitude when it comes to ANY system other than capitalism. A good deal of Americans- particularly the media- like to use 'socialism' like it's a dirty word, but it's not. It's frustrating.
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your definition of Socialism sounds closer to Social Democracy (aka: Progressive Capitalism) than true Democratic socialism. But still, a comrade on the left.
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Valendale Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very true, Socialism is a very varied economic and social theory, it rangers from libertarian socialism which at it's farthest extreme is just a direct democratic version of communism, to state socialism.

But the core point that all forms of socialism share in common is that the institutions of capital are controlled by the people, typically through some form of democracy, if the means of production are controlled by capitalists it's not socialism, and if controlled by the state then unless the state is in turn controlled by the people it's not socialism.

In that sense you could say that France isn't actually socialist, but is at best a Social Democracy, which maintains the privileged power of a capitalist class. Still a huge step above laissez faire capitalism. Even Hong Kong had to abandon that because the squatter camps and cubical homes were bringing shame on the city.
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TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
I believe some of the Socialist's beliefs. I'm still learning about Socialism, & I like it.
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Steventhehedgehog582 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
*reads description* not true. its mostly communism that americans hate. Theyre fine with socialism but they wouldn't want it
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
idk, Americans are brainwashed from the start. That's why I'm afraid to tell anyone other than my closest friends that i'm a socialist at school. Americans don't really know whats best for them, and most of them think communism and socialism are the same thing.
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Steventhehedgehog582 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
XD then you would like my school, everyone is so backwoods, they don't even know what Socialism is. And its so true. When I wrote an assinment in class about socialism, my teacher gave me a dirty look. I literally think he was thinking "Anti-American"
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God...This is why I fear for the world. The only super power is so far behind in progressive thinking...
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
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Steventhehedgehog582 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I know right?
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strawberry-ray Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Awesome stamp :)
I do think there is something about the shadows of the word 'socialist' looks a tad off, but that might be just my general dislike for dark yellow ;)
I'm doing a sociology degree, so I've done a bit on different systems and I quite like social democracy, and the systems in France and Swenden are amazing, and while not perfect far better than the neo-liberal system I have in New Zealand, though hopefully that will someday change and NZ we be far more equal than it currently is!
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Have you read "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal"?
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