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No you dont get it

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 11, 1999 at 13:47:45:

In Reply to: Terrible!!! Horrible!!! This is unfair!!! posted by Frenchy on October 11, 1999 at 12:55:23:

: Yeah, sad news for socialists and communists and greens and the whole kit and boodle.

No you dont get it. Being poor is not about lacking food and shelter. I mean it is right now, certainly true for many millions, but that isnt the point.

the point is inequality - relative wealth. If everyone in the world had excellent food and shelter, but some had much more then the first group would be the new victims of oppression etc.

I have discovered that any absolute standards of poverty have no place in discussing it with people who perceive themselves as egalitarian - nor is relieving poverty in and of itself the primary goal, its a sub-goal, as part of creating a society with equal outcomes/conditions.

see? really, some people ;-)

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