- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Yours?....or ours?

Posted by: bill on March 24, 1999 at 11:03:41:

In Reply to: His? Or ... yours? posted by DrCruel on March 23, 1999 at 11:08:50:

: 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.


Well that clears THAT up. You definitely don't like Marxism.

:... Orwell's life sums this up quite nicely."

(Er..while mosts socialists would certainly agree with Orwell's anti-utopian "Animal Farm" and its depiction of Stalinism, those with a Free-Market Capitalist bent are hardly likely to embrace this author. Not if you read "Down and Out in Paris and London" or "Homage to Catalonia" that is...)

: 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?

That's a bit like asking: "Given that tobacco is the most predominant and popular narcotic in the world, how might the ideas of socialists be used to improve it?" I think I would search for less harmful alternatives.

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