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Imagine all the people....

Posted by: Lark on December 13, 1999 at 16:58:03:

In Reply to: The question is about one's dream posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on December 13, 1999 at 13:31:27:

We are not among those communists who are out to destroy personal liberty, who wish to turn the world into one huge barrack or into a gigantic workhouse. There certainly are some communists who, with an easy conscience, refuse to countenance personal liberty and would like to shuffle it out of the world because they consider that it is a hindrance to complete harmony. But we have no desire to exchange freedom for equality. We are convinced that in no social order will freedom be assured as in a society based upon communal ownership.

Here this is fantastic, I wonder where all the quotes like this went when Lenin took over russia?

: BTW, I never got Lark's opinion on this link.

Oh, er, sorry SDF, I'm totally infavour of that approach, I think it's incredibly insightful. I also agree with what they said about anarchists, although there are exceptions, they are small authoritarian groups, some are conservative morally too in a real incredible sense, I like anarchist groups that are like that but I know it wouldnt compare with an explosive organisation of socialism from below.

I asked your opinion on it because we are both reformists right? We support parties, such as, the greens and I was wondering how you square all this from below stuff with reform from above? I just tend to ignore it, it hasnt caused problems for me and it isnt worth stressing over contradictions to much the worlds a complex place.

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