[ExI] Be nice to leftists
tara at taramayastales.com
Mon May 26 20:52:18 UTC 2014
How any sane person could compare the crimes of Mao Zedong to the "crimes" of manufacturing the goods and services of the modern world is a level intellectual dishonesty and/or muddle-headedness that is simply beyond my comprehension. It is to say that to take away food from the mouths of thirty million famine victims is equivalent to feeding thirty million people hamburgers. I cannot comprehend the mental gymnastics used to equate starvation and bounty.
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On May 26, 2014, at 2:11 AM, Ben Goertzel <ben at goertzel.org> wrote:
>> It surprises me sometimes when I hear people, especially the poor, vilifying
>> big corporations. Clearly those companies are doing something right that
>> the impoverished complainers are doing wrong. Otherwise they would be the
>> big corporations. Don't rage against the machine; become the machine. Then
>> be a really good one.
> Well, sure, and by the same token, surely Mao Zedong and his cronies
> were doing something
> right, that the people they were oppressing were doing wrong !!
> "Don't rage against the Communist dictators; become a Communist dictator. Then
> be a really good one."
> As we all know, might makes right -- right?
> ben g
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