Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: Brian D Williams <email@example.com>
> >Look, everyone goes through a "socialist" phase, I did to. But the
> >reality is it doesn't work unless you put a gun to peoples heads.
> >After a good taste of capitalism socialism won't do except for
> >those who have a "perfectly good reason" why they won't pull their
> >own weight.
> I'm not saying communism has worked in the past. I'm not saying it works in
> the present. I'm saying that it has possibilities for the future,
> especially if/when material wealth becomes equivolent to information.
> I'm a willing capitalist now. But there are many in our society who don't
> have my luck and/or ability. Some of them live at a level of subsistence
> which IMO is beneath that fit for a human. That saddens me. I believe that
> someday we'll be able to do better. That's *all* I was saying.
Such people are the way they are because they buy the lie that they
deserve more than what they've got, that they should not have to work
for it. It saddens me that purportedly intelligent people like you
continue to give such failed ideas credence, which condemns generations
of millions of people to lives of squalor, hate, resentment, and failure
because they are programmed to beleive the lie you give credence to.
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