- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Well...(with the proper tagging - McS.)

Posted by: Red Deathy ( UK ) on December 16, 1999 at 11:29:29:

In Reply to: Well... posted by Red Deathy on December 16, 1999 at 11:26:33:

: With that in mind, I ended up here in this chat board, seeking an alternative system. The obvious contender was socialism. I asked a lot of questions, mostly of Barry Stoller, and the answers I received have persuaded me that socialism, at least in its Marxist form, is not the solution. I was told that certain freedoms I enjoy would be curtailed. In fact, I was told that under socialism I would be "allowed" to choose one specialized field to work in. I'm sorry, but I already live under a system which limits my freedoms. I'm not about to trade that in for a system which will limit my freedoms even more. I have no desire to ditch the devil I know for the devil I don't know, and I damn well won't give up those freedoms I have now. I love freedom.

Actually Some people would hold that socialism is a society without money, where labour is entirely voluntary - in the tradition of William Morris' "News From Nowhere" (Check it out).

The only "freedom" Socialism would end, is the "freedom" to purchase another's Labour power...

McSpotlight: Sorry about the repost; looks like someone forgot a crucial " which resulted in the last third of their message being unreadable...;)

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