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Clearly not paying attention...

Posted by: Frenchy on November 04, 1999 at 18:57:06:

In Reply to: That's why you misunderstand the issues so often posted by Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 14:11:01:

: : If a person calls himself a communist I'm perfectly willing to take him at his word...
: Then you say---

: : I mean, I'm willing to grant that small entities like a monastary, for example, can be communistic, not in a Marxist sense, but in a Christian one, but that sort of communism has nothing to do with dialectics or politics that affects others...

: A little muddled qualification of your own, eh?

Muddled? Care to point out what is muddled and why?
Is there something that is beyond your reach in differentiating a monastic form of communism and a political/economic form? The sort of Communism that you advocate I believe has nothing to do with abbys and monks but rather with comrades and revolutions.
One, 'commune-ism', is based on sacred scripture whereas the other type, Communism is based on Marxism/Leninism/Trotskyism.
One has been in existence since the early church fathers. The other is a relatively new political/economic impulse.
And finally, one has proven itself to be successful while the other is a dismal failure.

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