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This is where it gets confusing folks.

Posted by: Frenchy on December 10, 1999 at 00:30:10:

In Reply to: You need a spiritual revolution for that. posted by MDG on December 09, 1999 at 16:48:40:

: : Now you could try and control all this if you didnt mind tyranny but we all know Socialism Cant Survive In The Shadow Of a Gunman, Freedom Cant survive in the shadow of a gunman.

: You're right, Lark. Complete equality, just like complete compassion for animals in my favorite cause, and just like complete Utopia on Earth, can only be achieved when there is a spiritual revolution (or evolution) among that most vicious of animals, Homo Sapiens.

: Since I can't wait that long, I'm hoping either for the Messiah, or friendly but firm space aliens. Since those won't happen, I'm stuck with political agitation and good bourbon.

This is where it gets confusing folks.

I agree that the only way in the world that anything approaching the sort of society that many of you seek is through a spiritual approach. But that is incompatible with Marxism because of material dialectics. I'd love to see many of the things that most of you guys argue for, but Marxism is a non-starter.
More had it about right in his "Utopia", but I don't look forward to anything like that happening soon.

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