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Posted by: Gee on May 11, 1999 at 07:27:47:

In Reply to: Hegel by Hypertext posted by Red Deathy on May 07, 1999 at 16:40:31:

: Ah, the old human nature is constant line- no, human nature changes, it changed vastly when capitalism came about,

To start, I will not do the injustice to mankind by falling back on that weakest and most innacurate of 'human nature' defences - the argument which goes "humans are naturally greedy what can be done" - with its implication that mankind is 'bad' by nature, and that changing the nature is desirable - both if which I reject.

I do believe that humankind has a specific nature, that self interest creates conflict between people which requires peaceful resolution - and that resolution by 'vote' or by force does not resolve. That the changes required for the stateless socialism you propose to work are beyond the scope of education, force or any other change dynamic. If I did not believe this, then I would have more support for your proposal.

I do have another issue to discuss, but ill post afresh.

: Hegel by Hypertext

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