- Capitalism and Alternatives -

His? Or ... yours?

Posted by: DrCruel on March 23, 1999 at 11:08:50:

In Reply to: Weak answer... posted by Red Deathy on March 22, 1999 at 13:16:40:

: : The foundationalist insanity of the materialist dialetic quickly leads us down the road to nihilism.

: Erm, well proven, this is a total non sequiter...

This is a bit confusing. Perhaps it should go something like this:

The fundamental root of Marxism is flawed. The system is unworkable, and is based on principles that are simply not true. Insisting on imposing this system on others leads inevitably to nihilism, as one is forced to justify totalitarian chaos. Orwell's life sums this up quite nicely.

And now ... given that capitalism is the predominant and popular global economic system of the world, how might the ideas of socialists be used to improve it? Have you an answer for that?

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