Obama On Capitalism Vs. Communism: “Just Choose What Works”
Obama continued his apology tour Wednesday in Argentina where he spoke in front of a crowd of youth and a reply that sought to muddy the waters between capitalism, socialism and communism.
“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said. “Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical, and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.”
According to the Blaze, Obama’s warm statements towards socialism were in response to a question about non-profit community organizations.
The one major issue that Obama missed with his answer is that people who live in socialist or communist countries don’t get to choose what works for them. Instead they are forced by the state to accept what the government or dictators mandate or face severe consequences.