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What is the Marxist view of Handicapped people who are able

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 01 Aug 2011, 09:53
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Post 01 Aug 2011, 10:35
What is the Marxist view of Handicapped people who are able to work to do work at Jobs would they be accepted in a Socialist society ?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Jun 2011, 08:37
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Post 01 Aug 2011, 16:39
Is there any reason they wouldnt be accepted?
"from each according to ability" after all.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 May 2008, 14:59
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Post 01 Aug 2011, 16:42
Anyone who can work is perfectly fine. They produce for the society and get back what they put in (under Socialism).

Anyone who can't work is provided for. The elderly, the sick, the handicapped, etc.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jan 2013, 13:38
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Post 23 Jan 2013, 21:07
The Soviet bloc countries were then at war. How do Western capitalist countries especially America deal with handicapped especially Vietnam War veterans? They leave them out there to die in the cold and survive through pittance as beggars. At least the mentally ill in Soviet bloc countries are recipients of health care though 4th class kinds of food compared to appartchiks. Look how many mentally ill, lame and blind US citizens are teeming the sidewalks of New York. I did not see neither one in my visits to Moscow nor St. Petersburg.
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