[ExI] Japan's young turn to Communist Party ...

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 04:14:39 UTC 2008

2008/10/20 John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>:
> What the heck is your problem? lol  We said nothing to warrant your
> reaction.  I realize the *practice* of Russian and Chinese-style communism
> was/is a far cry from the theory.  I fully respect the right of Japanese
> young people to politically agitate for change, even under a communist
> banner.  And their brand of communism will be within a democratic society
> and not a tyranny.
> I agree the world needs a shift toward more humane politics, but I am
> concerned that Japan might down the road make too severe a shift toward
> socialism and hurt their economy.  Sometimes nations veer from one extreme
> to another.

Why do you assume a shift towards socialism will hurt their economy?
They've been in recession or near-recession for 20 years while, if
anything, becoming more right wing economically. What does that tell
you about laissez-faire capitalism?

Stathis Papaioannou

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