: : But back to the bit about all smart people being reds. Sadly, there are plenty of smart people who ain't red. Henry "Vhat, am I a var criminal?" Kissinger comes to mind immediately. However, I think you'll like this quote: I believe it was John Locke who said, "Not all conservatives are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservative."
: Of course, you need to remember that "conservative" in Locke's time meant something different than "conservative" now. Locke's "liberals" are now called "conservatives", at least here in the states.
I'll look into that. If you're right, I'll admit feeling foolish -- IF you're right.
: I've always thought that it made some sense that many intelligent people are reds. With intelligence frequently comes arrogance, and I can't think of anything more arrogant than the idea that society will follow a plan.
Ergo, stupid people are capitalists? Ergo, with stupdity comes submissiveness? Capitalism is the American way, and if you don't agree, you're a dirty red and we'll beat you up!
Wake up: you're following a plan right now.
Personally, I like to believe that anyone, regardless of intelligence, can be thoughtful, compassionate, and sensitive, and with those traits recognize that injustice, while profitable for some, is not a condition to be embraced.
: It doesn't take a smart person to see that communism can't work. All it takes is common sense.