- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on June 07, 1999 at 10:14:34:

In Reply to: Interjecting... posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on June 06, 1999 at 18:26:07:

: SDF: Couldn't you start one there?

Sorry, point I missed, unlike the US land costs a fortune over here, and almost all of it is given over to farming allready. Not many places we could build a commune near Loonchester...

: SDF: Correct, you could use your commune as a socialist base of operations...

Socialism requires abundance.

: SDF: But, RD, wouldn't it be helping your fellow class members to allow them some communal "self-sufficiency" as against the predations of Monsanto, by growing one's own food, organic co-ops, etc?

Not really, because it would only help the tiny number in communes, its just another form of reformism, putting teh revolution off till another day.

: SDF: Isn't this an unnecessary stipulation? Can't you both have a commune and agitate at the same time?

Not really, because you cease to live among the normal workers, you're arguing to them from outside.

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