Re: Libertarian or "Dynamic" Socialism (fixed)
Sun, 5 Jan 1997 01:24:59 -0500

In a message dated 97-01-04 22:47:00 EST, you write:

You used the word "agree" so it can't be socialistic. Socialism is when I
say "Build a house for me or give me money to do so, if you don't then men
carrying automatic weapons will knock down your door and drag you away". >>

John, what you are describing is IMO communism, or Stalinism, not socialism
or Marxism.

While I agree that on principle that any "law" may be seen as a rule
requiring force to make it so, many voluntary socialized conditions do exist
even today.

I am not backing "socialist" philosophy or saying it is "better" than
communism - or even that it cannot come to the point you are describing, if
left unchecked.
I am only pointing out that you are describing totalitarian communism and not
the most common forms of socialism in effect in today's government.

Lacking the conditions of dictatorship or totalitarianism, what can be voted
in, can usualy be voted out.
Look at France.