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For the non mass media try....

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on August 23, 1999 at 12:28:22:

In Reply to: Somalia: Anarcho-Capitalist Paradise posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on August 23, 1999 at 10:42:58:

: NBC Dateline ran an article on the state of affairs in Somalia

Oh well it must be the truth then.

http://www.economic.net/somalia/ a rosy alternative

Now if we blamed crime in vaigly socialist countries you would no doubt call such an argument fallacious (ie it isnt necessarily causal). Same applies here.


Against the will of its leaders, technology has changed human beings from children into persons. However, every advance in individuation of this kind took place at the expense of the individuality in whose name it occurred, so that nothing was left but the resolve to pursue one's own particular purpose. The bourgeois whose existence is split into a business and a private life, whose private life is split into keeping up his public image and intimacy, whose intimacy is split into the surly partnership of marriage and the bitter comfort of being quite alone, at odds with himself and everybody else, is already virtually a Nazi, replete both with enthusiasm and abuse; or a modern city-dweller who can now only imagine friendship as a "social contact"; that is, as being in social contact with others with whom he has no inward contact. The only reason why the culture industry can deal so successfully with individuality is that the latter has always reproduced the fragility of society.

: -Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment.

A miserable opinion of their own lives more than anyone elses.

: People will be ready for no government only when they have learned to share fairly.

Sounds like the the sort of thing a politician might say to persuade the masses for more programmes. Those who dont' share' at the whim of those who would receive what is 'shared' are always the scapegoats.

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