- Capitalism and Alternatives -
There's a confusion in terms here
Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on May 14, 1999 at 13:57:29:
In Reply to: Check your facts. posted by Mike on May 13, 1999 at 18:26:07:
: : Voting for Neo-liberals would be as bad, coz they ahve a strong authoritarian streak, and tend to be detrimental to working class aims and neds, the only way forward is to vote for niether, and vote for nothing but socialism. We can't reform capitalism to our advantage, we can't back any of its defenders, we have to call for revolution now.
: : Vote Socialist!
: Check your facts. Libertarians are the complete opposite of liberals. Liberals believe in strong government participation in the lives of the citizens -- big government. Libertarians believe in just the opposite: as little government role in our lives as possible -- as small government as possible.
SDF: Neo-liberals aren't "liberals". "Liberals" are the folks that voted for Eugene McCarthy in the Democratic Party primaries in 1968; neo-liberals are the folks pushing IMF austerity plans on Asia, Africa, and South America so as to "decrease the size of government" relative to the multinational corporations and cartels and agencies such as the WTO that are to rule the world instead of governments.