The Real Meaning of Socialism

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I also don\’t accept your claim that £7 for a chicken is out of most peoples price range. £7 for a whole fucking bird – that\’s what it should cost. This is a creature that has to be raised, slaughted, plucked and packaged. It only seems expensive because capitalist intsensive farming has reduced animals to mere commodities that are cheap enough to eat everyday.

Expensive chickens. That\’s the real meaning of socialism.

11 thoughts on “The Real Meaning of Socialism”

  1. Does that mean shit food is the real meaning of libertarianism?

    Tim adds: the way we tend to phrase it is that cheap food is the real meaning of capitalism.

  2. The original quote, blaming capitalism, was fatuous. They don’t have intensive husbandry in socialist countries?

    But Justin is right – intensive chicken is crap, welfare considerations aside (which they aren’t).

  3. “….intensive chicken is crap…”

    Well, yes. Compared to corn-fed, free-range chicken from Waitrose, it is.

    Compared to, say, nothing but beans and rice, it’s a feast. No doubt there are plenty of socialist countries where they’d be only too happy to eat the ‘cheap’ capitalist chicken. While their political masters dined on lobster, ofc….

  4. “The original quote, blaming capitalism, was fatuous. They don’t have intensive husbandry in socialist countries?”

    That’s assuming most self-described socialists in Britain believe the “socialist” countries are indeed socialist. Well, here’s news for you: beyond the token Stalinoid, we don’t.

  5. I bought a very good bbq chicken today for about £4 (AUD$9). Far from being the price you ‘should’ pay, I think you’re overpaying…

  6. Compared to, say, nothing but beans and rice, it’s a feast. No doubt there are plenty of socialist countries where they’d be only too happy to eat the ‘cheap’ capitalist chicken. While their political masters dined on lobster, ofc….

    If we became a socialist Nation, the beans would seem a luxury.

  7. “That’s assuming most self-described socialists in Britain believe the “socialist” countries are indeed socialist. “

    And has it ever occurred to you, old chum, that the founders of every single non-real socialist country thought that they were going to create a real socialist country, and that the reason that they haven’t and that they are – without exception – hellholes is, in fact, the reason that capitalist countries are successful?

  8. Interesting to see so plainly how the desire to coerce sovereign individuals has drawn so much of the Marxoid scum in the direction of bunny (or chicken) hugging, isn’t it?

  9. Quite right. Socialist utopianism demands that the people spend all their waking hours lining up for a couple of ounces of scragg end of mongrel, while Beria dines on caviar and lobster thermidore. It isn’t about feeding the public, it is about keeping the public equally malnourished.

    In the west, we have seen several generations grow up without the fear of hunger. Some people find that offensive. How can a bloke with a name like Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall be expected to tolerate 70 million chavs eating nourishing meals on a daily basis, it’s an outrage. Better by far to cull the chavs and feed them to the livestock.

    Isn’t there something deeply unwholesome about a man who wants to see food made more expensive?

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