: I like this forum, its a competion of ideas, a market place of thought (hehe)
Yeah, well if you must impose a propertarian vision upon this debate to make it rational to your mind then fine but you do know some of us find that insulting.
: Free speech is the vital ingredient in a worthwhile society
As any decent Socialist will tell you.
:yet i remember some 'reds' i used to know wanting to ban works by people like von mises, rand, friedman and others - so as not to 'poison' the purity of socialist teachings.
Yeah and I remember something called McCarthyism mate. Your Reds are probubly speaking out of impatience, the neo-liberal bullshit is trendy and it provides justification for some of the most anti-social behaviour so it's popular and people latch to it without much thought. Plus the left has been so yappy and crying like or just plain rabid dog style mad that it's got unpopular so it's just an impatience.
: If free speech stays in a hypothetical socialist society isnt there a risk of people re-discovering the 'great works' of pro capitalists and starting a movement much like yours, until the collective class gain individual consciousness and turn over the socialist ways?
Maybe but do you see many people trying to over turn capitalism in favour of Fuedalism? Wheels of History and onward march etc.