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logan34 63 points ago +64 / -1

I lived in CCP china for work for 2 years. Let me tell you yes I would rather die fighting for liberty and freedom then be a rat controlled by the state. People live in constant fear of saying something to offend the ccp and no amount of justice or freedom exists. You can work hard but the government will and can take everything you have at any moment. You live day by day thankful to just have food for the rest of week. Fuck communism it’s hell on earth.

Italians_Invented_2A 36 points ago +37 / -1

I agree with the message. Communism means no individual rights.

However, I'd like to mention that even in the US the government can take your stuff at any moment.

It's called civil asset forfeiture. The police can decide to take your stuff away without you been proven guilty, or without even charging you of a crime.

GuerillaYourDreams 6 points ago +6 / -0

These are the laws that absolutely must be reformed and the fact that Donald Trump has been filling so many federal judge vacancies encourages me that they might be.

Without an actual conviction any civil asset forfeiture is unconstitutional and a fourth amendment violation.

CelesteD 3 points ago +3 / -0

The first patriot act made it legal to arrest someone and hold them indefinitely without being charged with a crime. Honest to god suspension of habeus corpus. I believe that part has been revoked, but shit has been broiling for a long time.

synd1050 5 points ago +5 / -0

I thought if only happens when you get arrested.

Ballind 5 points ago +5 / -0

So it's better if they rob you and detain you? Rather just have my shit taken personally

JwPATX 4 points ago +4 / -0

Arrested is a far cry from convicted/they can arrest you on bullshit if they want.

barronwin 10 points ago +10 / -0

The US government can take away everying you won right now too. 2 sides of the same exact coin

the_mcgee 3 points ago +3 / -0

I spent 5 years in Beijing starting just before hte olympics there. I hated communism before, but boy oh boy I’m downright militantly anti-commie now.

No_More_BS_01 2 points ago +2 / -0

Never had to go China but worked very briefly in Singapore. Theirs is a bastard hybrid of communism/capitalism that to me smacks mostly of communism. Singaporeans are hive-minded and nothing about their society feels free. It's just westernized, pop-culture-wise (which is to say it's the worst of all worlds). Saw all I needed to see in Singapore to know that I'll never set foot in Asia or work for non-Americans again. Very disturbing and unpleasant.

GuerillaYourDreams 1 point ago +1 / -0

So, just like Reddit, then.