- Capitalism and Alternatives -

You want to test my weakness because this is no retreat.

Posted by: Lark on November 29, 1999 at 15:00:55:

In Reply to: Lark's weak retreat posted by Stoller on November 26, 1999 at 22:33:44:

: Stalin had that kind of power while Lenin was live? Citations, please...

So you doubt my word? Check out 'Stalin didnt fall from the sky' by the Irish Works Solidarity Movement (available from AK press), incidentally Lenin wished to be poisoned if he went senile and decrepide as a result of the disease he was suffering in Gorky park, Stalin put him under virtual house arrest and refused his wishes.

: It's a fact that Stalin KILLED ALL THE BOLSHEVIKS.

That's clever that shrinking the horror of whole regime and then blaming it on an individual, hey, perhaps it's not capitalism at all that's at fault but Tony Blair or Bill Clinton Personally.

: You have yet to suggest WHY.

Why did Stalin kill that Bolsheviks, Stalin killed anyone who opposed him and believed that the monarchy like rule of his regime was Socialism par execellance not because they where any real threat at all.

: 'Crematoria' is a BIT 'over zealous'? How would you like it if I said Chomsky was advocating gas ovens?

I wouldnt care, his ideas are his, mine are mine, he might make statements or have insights that interest me or give me cause for thought but I dont venerate him in the manner you do Skinner or Trotsky etc...

: Well, if Chomsky's too boring for you to even read, shall we just ACCEPT what he said about Skinner then?

Chomsky's not to boring for me to read, I just dont appreciate reading his views on linguistics at length because they dont interest me.

: Animal Farm indeed, Lark.

What? It's only a witty put down Barry if the person being put down knows that they are being put down, I think your just rambling.

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