[ExI] don't let your guard down, not for a minute...
timhalterman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 13:55:14 UTC 2010
> Really, what do you make of this?
No current system is perfect and everlasting, communism, capitalism or
otherwise. I don't think any system which requires people to do something
they don't wish or relies on exploiting another being as a permanent
solution. These systems are simply biding their time until technology
advances to a point that a true communism is possible. Communism in that
sense being a society where individuals are free to do as they wish and do
not require the exploitation of others to do so. I think Marx felt this
way, although specific quotes elude me (It's been a number of years since I
read his work).
I always looked at the Soviet Union as simply picking a model close to a
hopeful end-state. Had technology progressed at a faster rate I'm not sure
the collapse would have been inevitable, they could have simply evolved. I
see the most technologically advanced societies the closest to achieving
I think Fidel has most of his heart in the right place, the world simply
makes things more complicated.
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