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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on December 01, 1999 at 10:37:06:

In Reply to: ...and bad eye-sight (or something) posted by Stoller on November 30, 1999 at 22:17:10:

: I'll settle for that 'general' consideration.

Then you'll have to settle for it being general and not universal - as your proposal for society requires it to be. You'll have to settle for thought out responses and rejections like Nikhils, not lap dog responses Like Marcos.

: I never said that communism would be utopia. Slackers, shirkers, criminals, even dangerous drivers---as I adumbrated here---would be 'dealt with' just as capitalist law 'deals with' law-breakers...

Unless they are in so vast a number (the NJs & SDFs, not the Gorts whom you'd happily imprison) that the rigid demands for job rotation, a revolutionary party of authority and all those other things they disagreed with come under real threat.

: Perhaps you have specific plans to ponder? Is that not partly privilege - that some people will still hold specialised roles as one of the bows to their string, whilst never having to do the salt mine work that their neighbour does?

: Did you EVEN READ the prior post? I said:

Yes, thats why I asked! doooh!

There are physical jobs and physical jobs. Not every one goes down a salt mine - it may be sweeping up for some people. Sweeping up, library admin and brain surgery as a mix may be seen as privileged when compared to salt mining, public complaints handler and specialist sewer engineer as a mix. How will you see to 'fairness'?

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