Martin Ling wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 02:05:41AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > Zero Powers wrote:
> > > 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.
> That reeks, of a world in which resources are greatly limited and the
> poplulation are all forced to work a meagre living from what there is.
> This is not the world we live in. In the world we live in, that simply
> reeks of greed and lack of consideration.
Bull. a) resources are only as limited as the inefficiencies of
socialist governments make them. b) current production efficiency and
capacity here in the US are such that every person could live quite a
nice life. As it is, only about a third of the population or so actually
works. c) food production, with spoilage, would provide a 3500 calorie
diet to every person on earth if the socialist governments got out of
the way and let their people acheive. NOTE: starvation only happens in
socialist and econimically authoritarian countries.
Demanding that a small minority do all the productive work, confiscating
half their production as 'taxes', so a majority can live in sloth is
what is really greedy and inconsiderate. Its modern slavery.
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