Let's review:<quoted text>And what this all boils down to is a confirmation of my post that stated:
"... that both socialism and communism are a mix of both economic systems and political systems. The very nature of both socialism and communism requires a certain type of political system for them to be enacted."
You said it's illegal to be a communist - the evidence conclusively proves it's not.
You said you had to register with the government if you were a communist - the evidence conclusively proves you don't.
You said that socialism and communism require a "certain" type of political structure/government -and the evidence proves that's not true either.
America is a "mixed economy", consisting of:
regulated capitalism,(although the people are losing the ability to regulate), and
socialism,(although we are fragmenting apart as personal greed is valued over collective good).
The only hope we have, so far, is that we have incorporated enough socialistic programs and enough regulation to prevent the complete accumulation of all wealth in the hands of our Oligarchy.
But, as Warren Buffet said - "There is a class war, and "We" ( the top 1%), are winning."
Denmark is socialist - and far more democratic than America. The key isn't their democracy - the key is their distribution of wealth.
Saudi Arabia is a dictatorship - and extraordinarily capitalistic. The key isn't the fact of the dictatorship - the key is the distribution of their wealth.
Socialism encourages the reasonable distribution of wealth, but fails to account for need to incorporate personal self-interest as a motivating factor.
Capitalism accounts for the motivating power of self-interest, but fails to account for the need to incorporate the needs of the group or country.
That's why only mixed economies, part socialist and part capitalistic ever succeed in the long-term.
In America - we are living proof that unregulated capitalism leads to oligarchy and tyranny.
The 1% in America long ago understood that the way to keep and grow their wealth was to seize political power.
Just like America is ruled by the 1%, Oligarchy - so is Russia.
Anyone who studied the issue understands that Russia became capitalist because the ruling 1% in Russia determined that "communism" interfered with their ability to wrest ownership of all wealth into their personal hands .
That damn "communism" interfered with the ability of a few to own everything - so they elected to become "capitalist" so the powerful could distribute the wealth amongst themselves.
Why have political power unless you enjoy the wealth ?
I recently met a Russian Billionaire who used to be a Communist Party member who hated communism because it prevented his accumulation of wealth - he understood that real power accompanies real wealth. Who runs the government isn't important because whoever they are, they subject to influence, and nothing influences more than wealth.
Americans need to grow up and join the rest of the world in reality. The rest of the world understands that the "Golden" Rule
- "Them that has the gold - rule"
Always, always, always follow the money.
Alleged capitalism communism, socialism, etc. are just shiny objects we average people are supposed to argue over, while the 1% steal the money.