- Capitalism and Alternatives -

I think there's a misunderstanding here...

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on May 12, 1999 at 18:10:35:

In Reply to: arrogant psuedo intellectuals posted by Crimson Tide on May 12, 1999 at 13:59:30:

: I wasnt going to post today, but you deserve this (i did post to you once before) and I hope McSpotlight will allow me this exchange - coz I think its warranted and relavent, and I speak as one who once might have joined mr fassbinders privaliged intellectual college socialist clubs.

SDF: Do I belong to such a club? Wouldn't it be a contradiction in terms if a "socialist club" were to be "privileged" in any way?

: I went back to read how this mighty man of intellect has 'defeated' Gee, Lark, Red Deathy and other peoples points in this and other topics.

SDF: I was talking in the above post merely about anarcho-capitalism. Lark and RD believe in something of a rather different sort.

: Youve 'blown away' and 'shown' nothing except to your particular satisfaction, Ive never seen a poster so overestimate his own credibility as you. Your pretense at being an authority on capitalism, socialism, world politics and ecology, your manipulative rewriting of others points is an ad hominein approach to responding and gives a very different impression to the one you may imagine.

SDF: Please specify one example. See, I would argue that I've done nothing of the sort.

: Its this attitude that turns people away from socialism.

SDF: Did I ever say I wanted to attract people to socialism? Frankly I'm not sure that socialism is possible anymore... people are too likely to believe something else, regardless of the future consequences, and it's possible that the best we might do is to form communes or something like that. At any rate, that's in the realm of serious discussion...

: If anyone here gets my respect for still being socialist its Red Deathy - he can counter Gee's and othe capitalist types with thought out arguments, philosophy and a distinct lack of condescension.

SDF: I could show you where the arguments between myself and Gee occurred, with links, if Gee and RD weren't so busy filling up this Debating Room and if McSpotlight weren't so busy cutting off its bottom end. At any rate my computer crashes if I load this Debating Room too far down the line... I own a piece of junk, tho...

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