- Capitalism and Alternatives -

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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 21, 1999 at 19:27:02:

In Reply to: Still holding on to your private 10%---or was it 20%---of the means of production, NJ? posted by Stoller on November 19, 1999 at 23:45:04:

: Because such 'revolutionary leaders' will simply 'lead' the workers BACK TO CAPITALISM.
: Only the 'leaders' will become the new capitalists.

SDF: Now there's an argument that can be used against a wide variety of leaders -- "we can't trust Barry Stoller as the revolution's leader because he'll lead us back to capitalism, with himself as the new monopoly capitalist".

What would characterize the vanguard that would NOT lead the world back to capitalism (or feudalism, or totalitarian dictatorship, you name it)? How would we, the mere followers, the group that cannot be trusted with anything more than "trade-union consciousness," know the difference?

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