Re: Commie Nonsense

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 04:53:55 MDT

On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 12:18:46PM +1000, Emlyn hotmail" wrote:
> Zero, I like what you've had to say. Defending communism (or is that
> socialism?) on this list is a brave move!!!

Yes, thankyou Zero.

> A distinction should really be made between Marxism, which is a bunch of
> interesting stuff with a very democratic edge to it, and
> Leninism/Stalinism/et al ism, which is what was put into practice in the
> "communist" countries, and which actually bears little resemblance to what
> Marx had to say. State socialism as practiced in the 20th century has been
> shown to fail (under less than ideal circumstances; that is, plonked in the
> middle of a 300+ year old world capitalist system, which was extremely
> hostile to it). Marxism, idealistic as it is, has never really had a run.

I was meaning to post words to this effect in response to Michael
LaTorra's comments earlier. You have said well what I was meaning to, so
I will not add further other than to state I agree.


-----[ Martin J. Ling ]-----[ ]-----

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:13:21 MDT