>From: Rob Sweeney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>* Michael S. Lorrey <email@example.com> [000612 17:50]:
> > For about 15 minutes, at age 15, I was convinced I was a communist....
>I remember when I was, oh, 7 or so, saying something offhand to my
>mother along the lines of "from each according to his ability, to
>each according to his needs." As I recall I had come up with this
>whole theory myself. She said if I wasn't careful people might start
>calling me Karl Marx. I had no idea what she was talking about so I
>looked it up. After a bit of further reading, that was the end of that!
>But it made great sense at the time.
I hate to post this for fear of reinforcing the "fascist" label that some on
this list have thrown my way, but here goes...
I would not be so quick to give up on communism. It has been adulterated by
those modern regimes who now call themselves communist, and its true that
current conditions probably do not lend themselves to an effective form of
communism but, eventually, I believe Marx will prove to have been on to
"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
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