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The 'Rubes' vs. The Aristocrats

Posted by: Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 13:10:35:

In Reply to: The Rich vs. The Socialists posted by Dr. Cruel on October 31, 1999 at 17:59:13:

: The Rich: Get that way because I buy what they make. They go away when I tire of their trifles.

The Rich: Get that way because I sell what they want (my labor) at costs advantageous to them. I do this because the capitalists own all the land (plant, etc.).

: The Socialists: Get what they have because the army supports them. They go away when the economy gets too poor to pay for the troops that enforce their 'benevolence'.

The Socialists: Get that way because the workers take up arms and seize the land (plant, etc.) previously withheld from them. The arms go away when capitalists have ceased to resist the workers and become workers themselves.

: I could go on, but frankly, my fingers are getting tired, and I want to get to Burger King before it closes ...

Be careful, Doc! Look carefully under that beef patty! The capitalists are stingy with health care in these parts...

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