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.
Many people, however, disagreed with YAAS’ take:
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
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.— 🏴☠️Charlie's Angels but the ones from Evangelion (@Rory__Walker) August 28, 2019
Under capitalism, the second dog would be paid more despite working less, and you'd defend that by saying he's an entrepreneur.
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
Yet under capitalism, the dog on the right gets paid more.— 𝙿𝙾𝙿𝙴𝚈𝙴 💨💨 (@FrantzRunnem) 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.— Resist & Desist (@ResistandDesist) August 28, 2019
That's a much better analogy
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