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Believe me, I know the drill

Posted by: Stoller on November 19, 1999 at 21:47:05:

In Reply to: What I think he is getting at... posted by Gee on November 19, 1999 at 14:42:37:

: 1) you could hang around spouting revolutionary rhetoric ad infinitum and never have more than a few middle class Uni students commited to the revolution

: or

: 2) You can start without waiting for the whole world to agree with you - any way you can - and then see your community in practice influence people, which it would do alot more than talking about revolutions.


So a small collection of comrades either BUY some means of production or they EXPROPRIATE some means of production in order to initiate the 'propaganda of deed.'

Option 1: They must have a LOT OF MONEY in the first place---


Option 2: They expropriate some means of production---but, because they are such a small group, the Janet Reno squad easily kills them all.

'Small-is-beautiful socialism' is either PRIVATE PROPERTY socialism (a contradiction in terms if there ever was one) or terrorism.

But neither is socialism.

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