• @merc
    link
    05 months ago

    The USSR was a flawed form of Socialism, but was fundamentally Socialist

    Was the rule of law strong enough that decisions were being made by the people, or were they being made by authoritarians? Because if key decisions weren’t being made by the people, it wasn’t socialist.

    The Capitalists are the Oligarchs!

    The Oligarchs are feudalists, not capitalists.

    • @[email protected]
      link
      fedilink
      15 months ago

      Yes, it actually was. The Politburo had outsized power, but the local Soviets ran most things. Again, incredibly flawed, but still Socialist.

      Oligarchs are not land owners that take a portion of what food is grown by the Russian people, the Oligarchs are Capitalists.

      • @merc
        link
        -15 months ago

        Oligarchs are not land owners

        Oligarchs control the exploitation of Russia’s natural resources. Can’t get much more “land owner” than that.

        • @[email protected]
          link
          fedilink
          45 months ago

          Capitalists can do that as well, without being feudalists. You’re tying an ancient peasant-aristocrat structure to modern Capitalism just to avoid acknowledging that Capitalism has failed Russia.

          • @merc
            link
            -35 months ago

            You’re trying to pretend that an oligarchy / dictatorship has something to do with capitalism because you hate capitalism.

            • @[email protected]
              link
              fedilink
              35 months ago

              On the contrary, I’m acknowledging that Capitalist business owners have swelled and looted Russia very effectively.

              • @merc
                link
                -35 months ago

                Except it has nothing to do with capitalism.

                • @[email protected]
                  link
                  fedilink
                  45 months ago

                  It has everything to do with Capitalism. When the USSR collapsed and the Russian Federation came into place, Capitalists got much of the Capital, and are now the “oligarchs.”