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In Reply to: Cheers to anti-WTO Protestors! And A Quiz for Dr. Cruel and Frenchy posted by Bill Phalon on December 06, 1999 at 11:33:11:
: Now, to Frenchy, you asked "what planet" I'm living on. I wrote "capitalist" in quotes because the capitalist vision of "free trade" is in fact the capitalists' nightmare. Capitalists rely on anything but free-trade, instead owe their privileges to MASSIVE government assistance and intervention. So, countries like Honduras are simply U.S. client states, and the U.S. is neither democratic or really even capitalist in the form it claims to be. The masters (owners, or bourgeoisie) don't even play by--indeed stand condemned by their own rules, so why should we believe that anything like a free-market exists, except as a rhetorical justification for exploiting workers and raping the planet?