Soviet Union - Communism we don't want
Some people think Stalin's Russia can be used as example against our own society. I don't agree and two discussions on the Flemish radio explained well how certain people in Russia (but also in other countries) think positively about communist Soviet Union because they selectively use its history against greed in our capitalist society. It is good that people want a better society but they should use better examples than the Soviet Union if they want that people take them serious. I believe in a social democracy that helps people who need help while the wealthy can pay for themselves and whereby taxes should be as low as possible and sometimes selective but everyone needs to pay them according what they earn and the wealthy are proud to show their wealth by contributing to a healthy society via paying their taxes instead of escaping to financial paradises. Still, people who invest their own money in companies should not be punished by having to pay taxes. Below I explain what was discussed but in such a manner I include some of my own comments as I lived throughout part of the Cold War when many people lived in fear of the Soviet Union.
|The Soviet Union, ones the largest country in the world|