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I don't want to work on an assembly line anyway.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 31, 1999 at 17:56:15:

In Reply to: Collectivism, Don? posted by Terry Roll on October 29, 1999 at 11:25:22:

: : Don: Except Don can get together with other people who agree with him, and they can pool their money. If Don can't find people who agree with him, he's up shit creek anyway.

: : Don: If the Congressman decides to take money from the corporation, and then does something for the corporation which pisses off the people in his district, he's up shit creek, too.

: Really? Ever seen "Roger & Me"?

Don: No, what's that?

: Remember, what's good for GM is good for America; this presumably includes turning Flint, Mi. into an industrial ruin in favour of cheaper foreign plants.

Don: I'm all for free trade. If we can build cars cheaper there, fine! I don't want to work on an assembly line anyway. Have you noticed that the job market is quite good despite these evil capitalists who are moving plants to forign soil?

: Piss off a lot of poor people in the US and no-one blinks an eye. Piss off a few rich people like Bill Gates or Rupert Murdoch or Bob Shapiro and you are bound for the junkyard.

Don: I disagree.

: Besides, isn't collectivist action against your principles? Or is mass action fine as long as you agree with it?

Don: I oppose being forced to do things by the government. I do not oppose collectivist action in general. Otherwise, how could I join the Libertarian party or the NRA?

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