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Liturgies for the Complacent

Posted by: Quincunx on October 07, 1999 at 10:33:03:

In Reply to: Dominus Vobiscum posted by Frenchy on October 06, 1999 at 12:12:47:

F: I don't suppose that it would be sporting of me to dismiss the long list of atrocities committed in the name of capitalism as being aberrant, would it?

Qx: It might be sporting to see the responses debunking such an assertion but go ahead if you want.

F: I mean, you guys disown Stalin and all those hot shots because the sort of Socialism/Communism they practiced was an abberation of the real McCoy, right?

Qx: Why should I disown Stalin or Stalinism? They did a great job of conning Americans into thinking that their state-capitalism was really "communism" and most Americans continue to fall for it. It's kinda like how the mainstream Christian churches convinced so many millions (for much longer) that their version of Christianity was the real McCoy. Now more people are finding out.

F: Qx; As usual, I'm inspired by your thoughts, keep up the good work.

Qx: Why thank you.

F: PS, what do you guys think of the election results in Austria?

Qx: I think Haider is an economic dunce when he remarked that he liked Hitler's economic policies. The post WWII investigations showed it to be the sham that it was. However, it also served to con millions of people into thinking that Hitler really got the German economy out of the Depression. what can be said? Con job after con job after con job....

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