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A 'Titanic' dilemna.

Posted by: Dr. Cruel on November 03, 1999 at 13:06:16:

In Reply to: done posted by Gee on November 01, 1999 at 17:50:13:

A curious question. As everyone here is well aware, the illicit drug industry is alive and well in the world, particularly in the U.S. 'Crack' is a popular drug amongst the poor; whereas the use 'nose candy' amongst the rich might be explained away as nothing more than decadent bourgeois morality or capitalist guilt, the involvement of the indigent in the procurement and use of these exceptionally expensive products would seem to defy conventional logic (as well as, one would think, Marxist theory). One would think that a product of this sort, the results of consumption being so unsavory and sure, would lead one to shy away from the lot - yet, it would seem the reverse is the case.

Thus, my question: What is the 'use-value' of crack? Were a pure and unequivocatingly socialist state to conjure itself into existance, would the average worker be allowed his precious share of this peculiar 'commodity'? How, if this were so, would such a share be decided upon?

Smaller chunks of ice have sunk larger man-made constructs, I'd have you know.

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