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You should be ashamed of yourself

Posted by: Stoller on December 08, 1999 at 18:25:14:

In Reply to: Barefoot Savages posted by Dr. Cruel on December 08, 1999 at 14:15:40:


: Nike keeps the workers working, with an allocation of capital no greater that four bits a head.

Correction: 20 an hour (The Nation, 20 December 1999, p. 8).

Here comes the famous Doc dodge. . .

: Socialist systems need a military force - some sort of "people's army" - to keep workers at their appointed tasks.

You are talking about STALINISM, not socialism.

If what's going on in Russia right now 'really isn't' capitalism---as you say---why then isn't my argument valid that what went on in the U.S.S.R. (from 1922 through 1991) 'really wasn't' socialism?

Can't you admit that EACH form can have distortions and / or historical phases?

Or would that be too complex for a crude propagandist like you?

BTW, is all your hot air about Stalinism suppose to EXEMPT Nike's appalling corporate behavior?


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