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Posted by: MDG on October 27, 1999 at 16:03:58:

In Reply to: It's really not Either/Or posted by Stoller on October 27, 1999 at 10:33:05:

"Misguided?" That was uncalled for, Barry. I'm tempted to take my marbles and go someplace where I won't have to suffer such abuse!

Seriously, however. I agree with you. Green and Red are compatible. And Kweassa made a good point too -- that so long as there is capitalism, Marxism will exist (at least as an academic criticism). However, I continue to maintain -- in my stubborn, perhaps misguided way -- that Communism is now synonymous with evil, thanks both to the anti-Red propaganda of the wealthy, and the monstrous regimes of the former USSR and current China. When most people think "Communism," then picture Uncle Joe and the Gulag Archipelago. That's a tough, no, make that nearly impossible, image to erase. Perhaps Madison Avenue could embark on such a successful ad campaign, but we all know which master they serve...

Well, I've said my piece on this now, and maybe history will prove me wrong (and anyone advocating the notion that we have reached the end of history is guilty of hubris ex abundanti). Please continue your posts on Marxism, because I'm learning an awful lot on this pinko vegoterrorist board.

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