- Capitalism and Alternatives -

It's all or nothing for you, isn't it?

Posted by: MDG on December 09, 1999 at 16:16:12:

In Reply to: Your smug liberal attitude gives you away every time posted by Stoller on December 09, 1999 at 10:24:06:

: Stoller:
: No, as long as fair-weather 'socialists' keep supporting 'some' private ownership of the means of production, 'some' inequality after the revolution, AND keep making centrist deals with opportunists and self-seekers in the name of 'tactical' alliances, then the prospect of hierarchal socialism (i.e. Stalinism) will continue to haunt the socialist program into the NEXT century.

: : Fine. I'll look for you on the fringe margins, along with all the other zealots who are running in place.

: Is that a 'tactical' defense of 'some' private ownership of the means of production? Is that a 'tactical' defense of 'some' inequality after the revolution? If you think THOSE issues are 'fringe' margins, then you are part of the problem.

: In thispost, you say: 'I haven't read Marx and am not about to.'

: What an open mind!

There are too many other wonderful books I want to get to first. Sorry if your holy text is not one of them, but I've read your Marxist theory on this board, and it's about as pleasurable (and comprehensible) as reading a physics text written in ancient aramaic.

: Without theory, my impetuous friend, you will fight without really knowing WHY or HOW.

I don't know if that's true or not, but all my attempts to question your theory (so that I may understand it) have been met with scorn, my contemptuous friend.

: Knock yourself out.

No need to pry into my sex life, you pervert.

: But: when the next stock market crash or the next armed trade war erupts and the real tasks of the revolutionary proletariat begin, please step out of the 'fringes' and let the fighters do what they do best.

You're absolutism will get you killed, tough guy.

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