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Socialism fantasy free.

Posted by: Stoller on October 21, 1999 at 22:23:27:

In Reply to: Socialism dogma free. posted by lark on October 21, 1999 at 14:47:11:

: Free associations of producers would provide commodities to anyone who could pay for them. Work is seperated from remmuneration yes.

Again: WITHOUT the working class?

: : You haven't envisioned any sort of socialism other than a naive utopian one:

Hence, a mish-mash allowing the most manifold shades of opinion; a mish-mash of such critical statements, economic theories, pictures of future society by the founders of different sects, as excite a minimum of opposition; a mish-mash which is the more easily brewed the more the definite sharp edges of the individual constituents are rubbed down in the stream of debate, like rounded pebbles in a brook.
(Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, Interantional 1935, p. 44)

: This, of course, makes it illegitimate?

No, it just makes it a fantasy.

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