- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Stoller on February 28, 19100 at 00:38:48:

In Reply to: *clears throat* posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on February 27, 19100 at 20:13:47:

: So what's your position on Salvador Allende? Would you rather the Chileans had spoilt their ballots rather than elect Allende? Or that the Nicaraguan people shouldn't have re-elected Sandinismo in 1984, they should have chosen to spoil their ballots instead?

Funny, you mention two socialist states that were elected as well as easily overthrown by capitalist interests. See any correlation there?

: And I don't believe that "protest against the system" and "voting" are mutually exclusive alternatives. I think that's a false dilemma -- one can vote while protesting against the system, just as one can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Walking and chewing gum at the same time is not the same as believing in bourgeois democracy and not believing in bourgeois democracy at the same time.

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