- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Frenchy---there's something stuck to your shoe. . .
Posted by: Stoller on December 10, 1999 at 15:07:52:
In Reply to: Religion of Socialism, or Don' worry, be happy. posted by Frenchy on December 10, 1999 at 00:33:58:
"To the Socialist labor is an evil to be minimized to the utmost. The man who works at his trade or avocation more than necessity compels him, or who accumulates more than he can enjoy, is not a hero, but a fool from the Socialist's standpoint. . ."
The ENTIRE CONCEPT of (Marxian) socialism is that labor is the most important thing humans do---therefore it should NEVER be alienated from those who do it.
'And what do we find. . .as the characteristic difference between the band of monkeys and human society? Labor.'
----Engels, Dialectics of Nature, International 1940, p. 285.