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Tofu and soybeans

Posted by: Mike on October 25, 1999 at 20:56:43:

In Reply to: Brecht on Capitalism posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on October 25, 1999 at 01:19:11:

My take on Brecht's quote:

The men who oppose Totalitarianism without opposing Communism are like those who want to eat tofu without killing the soybeans.

I'm not a fan of capitalism, but why would Brecht have sought refuge in East Germany, land of an equally cruel economical system? Were it me, I'd have escaped to Holland.

: "Fascism....must be understood as the historic outgrowth of capitalism. The man who opposes Fascism without opposing Capitalism are like those who want to eat a piece of meat without killing the cow. They merely hate barbarism without hating the economic order that leads inevitably to barbarism."

: This was said by Berthold Brecht, the famous Czech playwright, who had experience with capitalism, fascism, and communism. he escaped Nazi persecution in hsi native Czechoslovakia, then escaped McCarthy's persecution in America and sought political asylum in East Germany, where he ended his life.

: Berthold, you are not forgotten.

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