The debate "Santa claus is socialist... Why or why not" was started by
January 19, 2019, 12:19 pm.
23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 13 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
historybuff posted 3 arguments, Gorgon posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
mondelay, seefus, finthechat and 20 visitors agree.
historybuff, Gorgon, TD and 10 visitors disagree.
Santa Claus doesn't advocate for workers to own the means of production.
Oh wait, I forgot, socialism is when you get free stuff. e_e
To add to what Nemiroff already said: in my experience (please note I am not american), most americans seem to think that anything that is remotely serving the public good is somehow "socialist". For example taxing the rich to support social programs, universal healthcare, higher wages for workers, free college etc. People on this app have, in the past, argued that those were socialism. When none of those are remotely socialism.
it's actually quite simple. 99% of all Democrats support capitalism... just not wild west unregulated capitalism. no democrat is for telling companies what to make or how much to make, just making sure they arent using poisonous compounds or misleading marketing to scam people.
that's not socialism in any sense.
and if your bring up taxes, your gonna have to explain how every nation and state since the dawn of civilization was socialist well before the theory even came into existence.
Can you give me more details why do you think like that?
I understand it's a joke. But Americans, in my experience, typically don't know what Socialism actually is. Like when they call democrats socialists. They really aren't.
First of all it is joke. But i also mean santa's job, him clothe colour and something like that
In what way? I wasn't aware that the society at the north pole collectively owned the means of production.
Could you give a brief description of what you think a socialist means, because it doesn't sound like you are using the same definition I am.