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What an appalling post!

Posted by: Stoller on January 19, 19100 at 00:34:48:

In Reply to: I'm advocating the freedom to live one's life as one CHOOSES posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on January 18, 19100 at 16:07:38:

NJ [saying nothing no supporter of private property hasn't said to the unpropertied worker before]: What about freedom of choice?

Don't you get it?

Private property is the BASIS of all the evils you claim to want to eradicate.

You say you want wage-tyranny, inequality, injustice, and monopolization of the means of production to end---yet those things are predicates of private property.

You wish to change society without changing it's basis.

That's why I say you're a social democrat liberal.

Stoller: Are you advocating the 'freedom' to retain subsistence production?

: Of course I am! I'm advocating the freedom to live one's life as one CHOOSES, in EVERY sense, as long as it doesn't cause deleterious harm to society, e.g. drug dealers. If you want to live your life in a way I think less than optimal, that's your choice. You and I cannot decide what would be a good life for other people, only THEY can and should do that.


The majority's desire to retain preindustrial individual production precludes modern socialism. That's OK by me.

I have always maintained that socialism must be CHOOSEN by the overwhelming MAJORITY of the people.

If peasants want to remain peasants, so be it.

But who will protect these individual property owners from capitalist property owners?

Not the communists---they've been rejected by the peasants because the peasants want to keep their little plot of private property (however precarious it is).

So they'll have to do it on their own.

Nothing but the best to 'em...

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