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Posted by: David ( USA ) on February 01, 19100 at 10:47:19:

In Reply to: Socialism isnt about re-education or brainwashing posted by lark on January 31, 19100 at 13:32:08:

: : Wow MDG, for once I find myself agreeing with you completely. Although I am opposed to socialism of all forms,

: Are you really sure about that, that's a very dogmatic and absolute position. I know that it can be fun if your playing politics to try and express determination or militancy but if you slam doors as you go you may have problems going through them in the future.

You are right, it did come off as being very dogmatic, and that was not the impression I was trying to make. What I am opposed to is the idea that we are our brothers keeper not by choice but by coercion.

: I mean if you where languishing in a facist or capitalist dictators prison and socialists came and rescued you and took you to a socialist republic or enclave would you leave and return to the prison?

: :this seems to me the best way to implement it. If the revolution struck and I was "reeductated" than I would prefer this sort of system.

: re-educated? Socialism isnt about re-education or brainwashing, the soviet union etc. if that's what your calling socialist, wheren't socialist, they might have called themselves socialist but hey the devil can quote the bible too.

True. Although, when I read the subjec of your post the first thing that popped into my mind was "History would beg to differ."
I completely respect your opinion that they were not socialist, the flip side of course is that I do not consider Chile et al. to be constitutionally-limited-laissez-faire-capitalist-nations.

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