"Go get some fresh air kid! Envy and spite has you in a chokehold."What does that mean? I am for affirmative action, I just disagree with common assumptions that both sides share about what forms the basis for affirmative action. I have said that in all my posts about affirmative action-go see my thread what drives AA for my views.
Quote from: Hooray4CptSpaulding on March 31, 2006, 08:45:03 PMThis whole conversation is mindboggling. Never once was there equality of pay in the USSR. Managers made significantly more than their workers, but the differences were determined by the government, not by the owners of capital.No one is saying that pay was equal among all levels of the work force.And yes, there were many arrests without real evidence, but not much hate was directed toward the government. Even my family that was a victim of Stalin's regime became actively involved in the party.Like I have said before, people just learned to live with the fact that there is a chance of getting arrested randomly. The majority of people were not terrorized, it was only a minority of intellectuals, who were educated enough to speak against the government, was taken care of.
This whole conversation is mindboggling. Never once was there equality of pay in the USSR. Managers made significantly more than their workers, but the differences were determined by the government, not by the owners of capital.
You mean a minority after Stalin? I was under the distinct impression he killed many millions. Though I suppose that's still a minority. I can't comprehend supporting a party that has killed members of the family w/o evidence. I guess I should've taken pschology in UG.