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lots of CAPITALS for an anti capitalist post!

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 13, 1999 at 11:30:41:

In Reply to: PROPERTARIANS Vs. LIBERTARIANS, WAR THIS WHAT IT'S GOOD FOR!!! posted by Lark on April 12, 1999 at 19:07:18:

: The liberty of the rulers in the new propertarian order, the inheritors, the swindlers, the con artists, the lucky, etc

As I think you know, Lark, even in Britain over 700 of the richest people started out with no more than the average wealth (and, yes, in America its even higher). Ive never had a great love for inheritors, I tend to prefer the philanthropy of millionaires who build universities in their retirement, rather than fret over who is next in the line of earls. Top tar all rich with the same brush is wrong, to even tar a majority of them with them same brusg is wrong. Also, writing off a millionaire as lucky applies only to lottery winners and inheritors. I'll quote Mark Twain ; "I am a great believer in luck and I find that harder I work the more I have of it."

: I've heard them make reference to Orwell's, Orwell the Socialist by the way,

Have you read his essay "why I write" - not very socialist in its individual egoism.

What your saying about private govts is potentially true, perhaps this condition of being cyclically oppressed and liberated by and from ruling classes is 'natural'. There are few communities in history who have lived via other modes (tribes included), perhaps Iceland prior to Norwegian domination, perhaps Somalia. The difference is that you seem to think of gun totoing powermongers as being business mes, clearly they are not! Nor can you conveniently create a business in order to then gain power. Its not really that easy to create businesses you know!

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