- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Frenchy on October 03, 1999 at 19:50:16:
In Reply to: Uncanny posted by Stoller on October 01, 1999 at 17:02:55:
It sounds as if your saying that if it hadn't been for Capitalism then Socialism/Communism could well have succeded.
Capitalism went to war with Socialism/Communism and forced the Soviets to spend money on defence rather then consumer goods.
But what about the Nazi's attack on Russia? The Nazi's weren't Capitalists. Russia had an obligation to defend itself and it's citizens.
But even before the Nazis, the Soviets were liquidating the kulaks in Georgia, to the tune of millions.
Where was the external threat then?
The same could be asked of the ChiComs. Were they being threatened by Capital when Mao launched his Great Leap Forward? Wasn't that just a technique to consolidate power and root out 'capitalist-roaders'?