- Capitalism and Alternatives -
It's really not Either/Or
Posted by: Stoller on October 27, 1999 at 10:33:05:
In Reply to: Response to Bill and Barry posted by MDG on October 26, 1999 at 16:06:58:
: Back to Marxism. Yes, the world is full of serious and thoughtful people such as yourselves. You study Marxism, defend it eloquently, and advocate vigorously on its behalf. But I fear that history, fairly or unfairly, has irreversibly condemned Marxism as a bad time whose time has come and gone. And maybe it has. Maybe Marxism only succeeded (in taking over) in a few countries like Tsarist Russia or Royal China; can it succeed in "democratic" countries like the United States or Great Britain? Perhaps, but personally, I think we need to move on to political movements better suited for Year 2000, such as the Green movement.
Without Marxism, my misguided friend, the Green movement will never transcend the ineffectual opportunism of Paul Hawkins (this year's E.F. Schumacher).
Think about it: which class is destroying the environment?
Green and Red are compatible.