- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Argh, its that 'mmmmm' song!

Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist party, UK ) on April 07, 1999 at 12:48:09:

In Reply to: HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM posted by R. Jenkins on April 07, 1999 at 10:28:11:

: Free? If you have to work for the 'common good', you are far from free. Resources don't last, nor do businesses or any other profitable people or things.

Pardon me, but currently we have to work for the 'common good' anyhow, as expressed through teh need to profuce for the market, the only way not to work for the common good is to be like Robinson Crusoe, and produce only for yourself, as soon as you begin exchanging, you are entering into a communal netwrok of production. And as for free, as things stand now, we may only work when the owners of capital say we may, otehrwise its unemploymentsville. In a society of free association (a right which is impeded by the right to private property, as is the right to eat) production would be voluntary, and work would be whatever you wanted to do...

: OK, hopefully there won't be any more of that crap in governments, but if there does happen to be a strong communist government that just starts out, watch everyones needs increase, and then watch their abilities decrease.

My, what a jaded view of human nature you have- its equally conceieveable, given the absence of advertising and the desire production industry, that people's needs may decrease.

: Translation: The nightmare of anyone that produces a lot.

No, we want to produce loads, and loads, and loads, and give all that wealth to the wealth creators- the workers.

But to add to nikil's definition:

Communism is a moneyless, stateless society of free and democratic association, and production for social needs, not proffits, where the condition for the advancement of each is the advancement of all. It must be world-wide.

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