One of the dogs games the system in the cute clip, shared Tuesday on an account called Young Americans Against Socialism. “Under socialism, both of these dogs would be paid the same,” the organization captioned the footage.
Under socialism, both of these dogs would be paid the same. pic.twitter.com/81bM3NKgVz
— Young Americans Against Socialism (@YAAS_America) August 27, 2019
Many people, however, disagreed with YAAS’ take:
Under capitalism, the dog on the left can't afford healthcare and the dog on the right just bought its tenth yacht and docked it in a lake in Ohio for some reason. https://t.co/ju6ISVjxX1
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) August 28, 2019
Is your point "the dog on the right should starve to death"? Cause that seems like a bad point
— Fiona, Despite Everything, It's Still A Gay Tief (@GayestTiefling) August 28, 2019
pretty clear to me the dog on the right is a supervisor or owner - so I would say that's good https://t.co/PiwDR2aEbv
— Peter Coffin(?) (@petercoffin) August 28, 2019
under capitalism the dog doing no work makes 40 times the wages because his dad owns the company
— Hbomb (@Hbomberguy) August 28, 2019
Under socialism, neither dog would be paid because the commodification of goods is abolished under socialism.
Under capitalism, the second dog would be paid more despite working less, and you'd defend that by saying he's an entrepreneur.
— 🏴☠️Charlie's Angels but the ones from Evangelion (@Rory__Walker) August 28, 2019
Isn’t it obvious that the dog on the right is the boss living off the surplus value created by the dog on the left?
— Carl Jonasson (@CarJonasson) August 28, 2019
Under capitalism the dog that gets tired, simply dies due to lack of shelter, food, water and basic healthcare.
— Yvonne 🌐 (@Yvonne_Nicole_) August 28, 2019
The weirdest thing about these types of accounts is their belief that working harder under capitalism earns you more money, whereas anyone who has worked in literally any job can immediately tell you that's bullshit https://t.co/6eyMddGRdS
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) August 28, 2019
Yet under capitalism, the dog on the right gets paid more.
— 𝙿𝙾𝙿𝙴𝚈𝙴 💨💨 (@FrantzRunnem) August 28, 2019
If dogs get paid under socialism, count me in https://t.co/2llZwTmVug
— Man vs Pink (@ManVsPink) August 28, 2019
Or a better way to look at it is the one on the left is a hard working low paid employee while the one on the right is a high paid exec who does nothing half the time.
That's a much better analogy
— Resist & Desist (@ResistandDesist) August 28, 2019
Only under capitalism would these poor sweet dogs be on a fucking treadmill to begin with https://t.co/4AXaVzMCnU
— ❤️ (@umairh) August 28, 2019
Under capitalism, the dog on the right would make 1,000x more than the dog on the left because he's the idiot trust-fund son with connections.
— Rube Bait (@RubeBait) August 28, 2019
Under capitalism the old dog on the left is forced to keep working just to survive. When it drops dead it will be replaced with another low paid dog. Meanwhile the owner of the treadmills has just bought a 2nd Merc SLK and his kids are on Instagram bathing in $100 bills.
— 3GCT (@BarrysChins) August 28, 2019
Is there a school for nonsensical analogies?
— Paul Dees (@PLDTruth) August 28, 2019
Under capitalism, the dog on the right is a CEO and gets paid 287 times what the dog on the left does.
— 𝚎-𝚏𝚞𝚗 🦊 🌹⚒️🌸 (@volperchlorate) August 28, 2019
under capitalism someone would turn the machines to full speed and laugh while the dogs go flying off.
— m i t h (@ManlnTheHoody) August 28, 2019
Why would you pay anyone to run on a treadmill? That's a thing that you have to pay FOR under capitalism.
— 👑Daft Princeling (@daftprinceling) August 28, 2019
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