: When Gee says 'It strikes many as more of a result of forcing 2000 individuals together in a "community" with which their relationship is neither revocable nor provisional,' he demonstrates his inveterate commitment to unsocialism.
Snipping the amatuer psychoanalysis which followed, this is an interesting point.
Would you consider relations between poeple to be healthier and happier if the individuals were unable to revoke the relationship, and unable to place for themselves provisions or standards upon the terms of the relationship. Were infact powerless as to whom they related to and in which way - kept forever in the state of the newborn or the slave.
I acknowledge, pre-emptively, that by lumping billions of individuals into 2 convenient classes one can describe the 'proleteriat' as being chained to the 'capitalist class' or whatever (which, ironically would have you agreeing with me that irrevocable and unprovisional relations are an evil), but this doesnt provide a useful framework in analysing human interaction between individuals.