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You've learned to knock down straw figures and beat dead horses

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on June 01, 1999 at 12:35:23:

In Reply to: What I've learned about communism(so far) posted by Ludwig von Mises on May 28, 1999 at 07:58:50:

: 1. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelete. After all, in order to have a free society, people have to be killed in gulags in order to be free. It seems to me that many of you are pointing to the USSR and NAZI Germany as good examples of how to get freedom.

SDF: Care to name names? "Many of you"? Care to say WHO this might be?


: ****PLEASE NOTE****This is intended to be a satire, although I know that many of you were starting to think that I was coming around.

: ****FOR RED DEATHY****This ain't directed at you;~)

SDF: I see. So this is not aimed at RD's notion of socialism. Glad to hear it. Yep, I agree. Stalinism was bad. The five people on this planet who still defend such a historical phenomenon are clearly deluded fools, and furthermore they are deserving of immensely-clever satire from those like Von Mises who have endless amounts of energy to spend on debate with such people.

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