- Capitalism and Alternatives -
The source of the force
Posted by: bill on October 04, 1999 at 18:33:48:
In Reply to: On the contrary posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on October 04, 1999 at 10:53:38:
:The Catholic critique of capitalism in latin america, also called liberation theology, stated in frank terms that God was on the side of the poor in the class struggle. I know I will be criticized for saying this, but i believe this is a far more comeplling argument to move people spiritually and emotionally than the cool, bloodless Marxist view of "history is on our side" or even the alternate view, "human rights are on our side". Few people want to war with God, after all.
Yes...the power of Belief systems is indeed strong - which explain why so many priests (leaders of belief systems) were killed by the para-militaries. Still, I can't help but be nervous about placing trust in an engine that is, if you'll forgive me, so readily amenable to irrational disputes. I do believe that Marx is grounded in the ethics of justice and fairness, and it is This that will always be the ultimate driving force of his philosophy. The source of the force. I still think the alternative view, "human rights are on our side", has a good chance.