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Capitalist Pig's Duping Action

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on July 09, 1999 at 12:33:40:

In Reply to: What if it isnt us but you that's being duped posted by Lark on July 08, 1999 at 12:48:25:

: This is the lumping of nazi capitalism and your capitalism together that you dont appreciate, if you continue to say all socialism/communism ends in russian style anti-socialist apocalypse then I might begin repeating lines about all capitalism ends in nazism.

SDF: Well said, Lark. I might furthermore argue that it ALREADY IS a form of Nazism, itself... The rest of CP's points are odes to the celebration of capitalist values: private property at the expense of public life (for those who have it; my net worth is in the red, I could give a fuck, but at least I have a public life, e.g. HERE), the business of companies (whose asses we are all supposed to kiss)... CP can't be bothered to substantiate his points about the Green Party and about Europe with hard evidence, either. Instead of "being duped," we are supposed to unthinkingly endorse his unsubstantiated points. Say, isn't that just another form of being duped?

I'd like to use the rest of this space to invoke another important value; quality of life. What is quality of life if the whole of society has gone to shit, and has taken the natural environment down with it? What does "freedom" mean in such a context?

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