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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
This is the sort of thing you just can't make up :D

Congrats on the DD!
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26-994 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Lemme try.

Spenser font writting is funny. And in Russia, we have a couple of jokes about writting on Moon.


1. 

-- Aaaaaaaa! Russians paint the Moon red!!!
-- Hold it. Wait for fully red moon. Then, get white paint and write: "Coca-Cola"

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-- Russians paint the Moon red!
-- Rockets with black paint to the Moon, write ''Malboro'' on it!
(Time after, Brezhnev sees the Malboro logo on the Moon and orders to add ''Made in Russia'')
(More time after, Nixon adds ''by license from United Tobacco'')
-- Can you, pozhaluista, add something so witty they'll zatknutsya?
(Final result: Malboro. Made in Russia by Phillip Morris license. Ministry of Defence and missle silo of Chelyabinsk warns you: smoking is bad for your health!)
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26-994 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
>cyrillic writtings made by delinquents

Ew, gopniki oborzeli!
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salyssong Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't hate capitalism I'm just used to living in communism.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
How can you live in something imaginary. That is all communism is an imaginary fairy tale.
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salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I lived half of my life in socialism and it was better than now.
I had a secure job, got free education and people respected me.
Now I work 16 hours a day my boss extorts me for extra working hours and my collegues earn more money just because they have their heads up thei'r bosses ass.
I would rather go back to socialism/communism than live this pittiful existance.
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martinemes Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
An imaginary fairy tale, as opposed to a real fairy tale? Thanks for making that distinction clear. 
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MatthewVictor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a disgrace- placing this evil, talentless piece right up top so everyone can see it
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T-equio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
appropriate what appropriates you.

:+fav:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Congrats!
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amen to the words of Lapis-Lazuri.. I do see the C in communism is the C in Coca Cola. Congrats on the DD..
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Hopefully it'll be possible one day, fed up of capitalism/liberalism. :/
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
The problem with Communism is its an economic model impossible to achieve. It isn't even an issue of incentives, it is impossible to organize a communist economy. What they had in the USSR was more a government monopoly that survived off of the global economic system dominated by Capitalism. Capitalism isn't perfect, no system is involving humans. The rise of modern Capitalism in the last 200 years has seen the greatest rise in the average persons standard of living. I'd take that over imaginary economic systems any day.
youtu.be/zkPGfTEZ_r4
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Again, not trying is not an argument. Our modern economic and social systems are UNSUSTAINABLE.

Finding an alternative NOW is critical.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2016
People have been harping about the need for an alternative economic system for over a century. Capitalism is the primary economic system we live in because it has proven the most successful at providing valued goods and services to the greatest number of people. What is unique about is unlike prior economic systems it wasn't a top down mandate from rulers. It largely came about when governments started leaving their economies alone. The current economic system largely developing through free and voluntary exchange of individuals.

The thing is people have tried to set up a Communist system and what most of them found out was such an economic system was unworkable. The worst Communist dictators are the ones who seriously attempted it. Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot saw millions die as a result of their policies. If Lenin hadn't ended the War Communism policies and shifted to the small scale Capitalism of the NEP the USSR would have collapsed. The goal of Communism is the elimination of the private ownership of the means of production. This goal either ends in the Commons, which leads to Tragedy of the Commons, or Central Planning which gives us the Knowledge Problem of Central Planning. It's ironic really, Central Planning eliminates the ability to actually plan an economy, or make any Economic decisions. These two problems are why Communism is impossible.

The biggest mistake I think many make is the desire to plan out the world. They don't like the random and uncontrollable nature of Capitalism. So they create wild theories of the ideal world. Trying to shape the world to your desire and those who pursue those desires always impose disastrous tyranny.

If Capitalism is ever supplanted by a new economic system(sure as hell won't be Communism) it won't result from crisis, or Revolution, if that is the case it will always end badly. It will happen gradually and slowly over time and it will be through the free and voluntary exchange among individuals, just as how modern Capitalism rose and exists. No dire situation, no crisis, no Revolution, people are just going to start making different choices and it will be a slow Evolution to a new economic system.

Capitalism is sustainable, what isn't is the fiscal situation and economic policies of the developed worlds governments. That is a crisis of politics, not economics.
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
BEcause you really think that liberal capitalism is about liberty?

It is another tyranny in all honesty, and I'm really sorry so many people can't or won't see it.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Being able to make decisions about your economic future seems rather liberating. It may not always be perfect(nothing is), but it's better then having tyrants try and decide for you. Look at Venezuela, government tried to control everything they gave the people because they couldn't let Capitalist be running about. Now they have shortages of everything and the country is in near collapse. They would have been far better off just giving the people the money. They'd have spent it how they see fit and the economy, productions and markets would have developed dynamically to consumer demands.

You may not like Capitalism, but Liberalism(in its true meaning) is all about the freedom to make decisions for yourself. It is all about the advancement of Liberty. The only alternative to that is a desire for authoritarianism.

I've heard the whole Capitalism is tyranny spiel. It's usually a bunch of whining about how not everyone has all the ideal options in life and people suffer under the tyranny of an imperfect world, or its the usual wage slavery bunk people believe in because they don't understand more nuanced economic exchange. Explain to me how a system of voluntary exchange is tyrannical?
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I'm sorry but who spoke about tyrants? I certainly did not. I was merely implying alternative socio economical ways of living as a society...
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
I'm afraid that communism is worse.
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
It has never been tried again and again like capitalism so I don't understand how one can say that. I'm more than willing to try something more like it. But it takes courage and altruism, things humans lack the most.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
I'm afraid that communism isn't about altruism. Oh, right, everyone are equally poor... except the leaders, as always. Communism only acts that is altruistic. It takes away freedom of speech, freedom of beliefs... if someone in your family (even a few generations past) was rich, high-born or didn't agree with communistic ideas, you'll have no chance for good education or work.
My family lived in quite mildly communistic country and stupid toilet paper was a goddamn luxury! People had to steal for living, and those who didn't do that (like my family) were fated to be poor!
In many communistic countries you had to be loyal to communistic party and nothing else! If you believed in any religion, you loved your family over the party, you were nothing! Do you really think it is good? I believe that choosing between excessive capitalism and communism is like choosing between plague and cholera. Both will kill you, just in another ways.
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Sorry but I'm going to put this "conversation" to a stop, it's leading to nowhere constructive.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Ok, as you wish.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever lived in communism?
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
I live in capitalism, and it sucks. I prefer the overall idea of communism. At least something closer to it, closer to the people.
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Unfortunately communism is always enforced by a fascist regime. I wouldn't prefer that.
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Pumpapapum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
What...? Actually communism destroyed fascism. Stop talking as if they were one and the same!
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Why should it? And capitalist countries are the same in that regard. We just mix liberty and fascism up.
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2016
Because in order to enforce people to stick to the communist plan they have to be. All through history all the communist countries and regimes had to use force on their people to make them stick to being communist. Look at the USSR, or North Korea or East Germany and many others. I wonder if north Koreans think their bastion of communism is wonderful? There must be a reason their government rarely allows them to ever leave their country, or see what lies outside of it, probably because none of them would stay if they had a choice. And then there are those that risk life and limb and family to get out of that country. I wonder why?

Do you think people would share like a family and care like a family unless they were made to by some authority? People are not made that way and it isn't in their nature to act this way on a nation scale. Only in actual families and very small communities can it thrive and not be oppressive according to all the evidence.

Capitalism is by no means perfect but it allows people to engage in free enterprise and not have their possessions confiscated and redistributed by the state. You would think if everyone had their things confiscated and given to everybody else they would be happy about it, right? But look at the misery and poverty in all of these communist countries. There are famines and shortages and poor work output and worse productivity. It does not work in practice. You should ask someone who lived in East Germany what it was like. Life was very hard for these people and they were glad when the wall came down and they were finally free of being told what to do and what they could and could not have by their communist regime.

In a communist nation system, there is little incentive to work hard if no matter how much work you do you always get the same amount of food or money for it. This is why these countries failed at feeding and satisfying their own people and stagnated. Communism sounds wonderful on paper, but is a nightmare in practice and in the history books. Capitalist countries may not be great, but at least I can be an artist in peace in one.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks indeed, but communism sucks a lot more. Closer to the people, whatever that may mean, is a pretty idea, but communism is not in any way closer to the people. It idealizes the concept that all people are equal regardless of anything, which may sound awesome, but in fact in this philosophy it means that people are uniform, i.e. they don't differ from each other in any way. It results in people being put in boxes on a shelf, metaphorically speaking, their individuality being systematically erased in school, and disabled people being put away in facilities where the "normal" cannot see them in their everyday life simply because said disabled ones are a testimony of people NOT being uniform which you cannot otherwise disprove. With the idea of equality the system represses individuality while it puts the needs and well-being of the community as a whole above those of the single person. That may also sound awesome, but the moment when your uncle or sister get arrested just because they dare to think out of the box - i.e. to be different - you won't think so anymore. Meanwhile since individualism is discouraged and the community put on a pedestal most of what you do and achieve go in favour of said community. However, because people are naturally individualistic and they naturally feel more satisfied when they achieve something for themselves, when the community takes it away this suppresses their natural drive to develop their own selves in both personal and professional aspect - and this has a very negative impact on their mentality and personal happiness. The community in turn provides for its members, accordingly to its "humane" philosophy. However, when the community "humanely" provides what you need regardless of how much you work and what you do, most people stop working effectively because for them it practically doesn't matter and unlike what communist slogans try to sell nature encourages leisure over labour. Both the suppression of individuality and the secured provision for needs also suppress competition, which however happens to be the most powerful natural drive of progress. When there is no rivalry and no struggle, most aspects of both life and personality deteriorate and the society starts to inevitably decay in every possible way. This is because competition and struggle for survival are the drives of evolution - if you remove them, evolution turns backwards.
Another "beautiful" aspect of communism is that everything is planned in advance instead of being developed and achieved. This means that a bunch of people in the government - who can be total idiots - plan everything which is going to be produced AND consumed in the country for the next x years. In practice this means that you can wait 10 years for your new car to be delivered because this is what happens when production is not set to meet real demands and instead is just planned according to someone's idea of development. It also means, for example, that at some point your state builds huge city but plans to construct water supply for it 20 years later and meanwhile the people have to carry water from wells like in the middle ages. Those examples are a result of bad planning, you'll say, and doesn't necessarily mean the system itself is bad. However, a system which relies entirely on planning is much more rigid and much less adaptable than one which is driven by natural factors like actual demand and needs. Just think about what happens to your plan if a natural disaster happens. Chaotic natural events are most of the time not taken into account at all because the communist philosophy puts up the belief that you can overthrow natural laws by simply reshaping the environment. Thus you move rivers, drain wetlands and cut down forests in order to grow pineapples in Siberia. However, the result of that being done is not a world abundance of Siberian pineapples, instead it is a vanished sea replaced by a salty deadland.

In two words, the communism philosophy is bullshit. Simply because its awesome-sounding ideas are downright unnatural. It tries to override the natural laws and the evolutionary mechanisms in too many ways and thus it totally does not work because you simply cannot cheat nature. And I'm not just theorizing all that. My country had communism, like, 50 years of it. If I had to describe everything which was totally upside down and backwards in this state, I could write a novel. And while I hate capitalism in many of its ways, communism is definitely not an alternative.
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Pumpapapum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
"Ever lived in communism?" so stfu pls !!!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, technically I have. I was little, but then I know enough from my parents who spent most of their life in communism :) So no, I will NOT stfu, kthxbye :)
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
I started actually reading your answer and it's strange how I recognized the world we live in. As for the rest, the abuse of the system, I've never said we wouldn't have to work to make it fine. My point was that the system we live in is intrisequally undesirable but it takes courage to look at our own shortsightedness...
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And my point was that however bad capitalism may be communism was and IS much worse. As for liberalism.... I dunno, this left me speechless. I cannot believe anyone would want to quit freedom. But the world is a sad place.
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
My bad, I was talking mainly of economic liberalism.

And I'm anti capitalism, I'm all for finding an alternative.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by economic liberalism, to be honest.

Oh, I fully agree. Like I said, I hate capitalism in many ways. The system is rotten to the core.
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen and halleluiah brother!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, saying that to me is kinda paradoxical XD
But I get what you mean nonetheless :)
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, communism has the appearance of fairness, but only brings shared misery.
Somehow, the High councles and Comuist eliet are never mentioned.
Capitalism, (true capitalism, not what we practice in America) Seems unjust, because the weak suffer, and only the strong and rich seem to profit.
This is the function of religion and charity, free from federal regulation, to see to the poor.
But even in America, many of the "poor" have cars and cell phones.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Think that was already agreed on, so what is your point?
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Atlya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Seems like an awful lot against something that has a much simpler definition...
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, welcome to reality. Things aren't always what they seem.
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Montaro-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Gloomy, uniformed, cleaned, and monochromed life, with no uniqueness whether it is culturally or individually... Creativity is oppressed and is only limited to brutalist ideal. If this had happened, we can't express our colours in DA! There is some good things about communism like how it is a really disciplined ideology, but that is the only good thing I can think out of communism. Other than that, I agreed that it sucks...
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My point exactly. Though disciplined? I wouldn't say so. There was hardly ever a better time for corruption and nepotism than the communist time in the history of my country. Communism simply provides the ideal conditions for these to thrive and so they rule, unhindered.
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Montaro-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
:o I'd refer to eastern communism I guess? Because the crime rate there is real low... I'm not sure about European communism though, because I'm not familiar with it
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Eastern communism as in where? If you're talking about China, there crime rate would be low more because of the Chinese mentality, not because of communism. Besides, low crime rate can be achieved artificially. Here they simply made sure the crimes never reach the news, I can imagine they manipulated statistics as well as they had all the governmental resource they'd ever need to do that.
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