- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Conley Morrow ( Alabama A&M, US ) on April 13, 1999 at 18:21:22:
In Reply to: For teh twentieth time.... ;) posted by Red Deathy on April 13, 1999 at 14:47:50:
: As for Gee, in his way he is Utopian, however its a backwards looking Utopia, back to teh days when capitalism was an individual affair, when it was a force, in its own twisted way, for freedom and liberty- mass industry and socialised production have put paid to such days- Gee's utopia would be the ADam Smith petit-bourgeois small trader capitalism pointed out in Qx's post- that we find Gee looking back to a future Utopia suggests some of the crisis ideologically in Modern Capitalism. It is, however, in Bloch's terms, an abstract utopia, not a concrete one, drawn from the possibilities of our current society.
I agree I get lost in some of your broader abstractions but I would like to corespond with you futher on this topic.