: Don: I feel I have the right to strike and picket, but I think the boss has the right to bring in other workers to do the job.
OK so if someone strikes you with their fist and you strike back DEFENDING yourself you think your assailant has the right to strike you again?
: Don: I have nothing but love for socialists (well, quite a bit of pity, too).
Nonsense Don, a bit of honesty wouldnt go a miss and dont patronise me with your pity I dont need it I'm not a calculator like you and Frenchy.
:Since you are pretty dogmatic, I detect considerable self hate in you.
Your going to explain this statement including the self hatred right? As it stands it's an opinion and adds nothing to the debate. As for dogmaticism, you could possibly indicate where I have been, I've never repeated the lines I've read in books incessantly convinced that all else is lies and that anyone who disagrees are brainwashed. I think your programmed with prejudice because you have these assumptions about socialists (EG that they all venerate Stalin and Mao etc. even if they say they dont) which you cling to.
:Perhaps you can get some professional help.
Oh, yeah right, the totalitarian one dimensional thought shining through, your politics are a bit like a fundamentalist religion you know that? I can accept difference and disagreement, I know that socialism isnt the only political strain of thought that contains elements of truth but you, it's I'm right, my views are right, everyone else is mental.
You know this was a common attitude among Soviet elites they'd send dissidents to mental institutes for thinking there was any alternative socialism so that they could be born again to the party.
: Don: Prior to this post, I haven't said anything about unions. Most unions seem to be hotbeads of corruption, but in principle I don't oppose them. I do not believe that workers should be FORCED to join unions in order to hold a job.
I agree with you here, I apologise for assuming that you where opposed to organised labour practices, that was possibly a demonstration of my prejuedice but then no ones perfect and it's usually safe to assume that when people militantly defend the laissez faire markets they dont want any attempt at planning etc. by the state or other agencies of the just.
: Don: I think socialism is a bad idea, and I oppose it. I never suggested violence against people who believe in socialism just because of their beliefs. If they plan to use violence to achieve their ends, that is another matter.
OK if a state was elected with a popular mandate and it began restructing the economy, while simultaneously workers organised in unions etc. took posession of factories and began to organise production on their own would you simply let it happen? You wouldnt join whatever brownshirt style strike breakers and propertarian militants arouse in reaction? I find that hard to believe.
: Don: I appoligize to the Marxists out there for associating this guy with your you.
This is all typed badly, I dont know what it's meant to mean. A bit ruffled Don by any chance?