Re: `capitalist' character values

From: Felix Ungman (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 07:54:20 MDT

On måndag 23 juli 2001 20.00, Mike Lorrey <> wrote:
>This is the same sort of BS that rationalizes genocide.
>Every member of a corporation is responsible for its actions, just as
>every citizen of a country is responsible for the crimes of its leaders.
>Societies get the governments they deserve, and corporations get the
>management they deserve. We should not be surprised when those
>structured poorly abuse their power, and we should not hold the members
>of each blameless for the results of the poor implementation they voted
>for or permitted to come into force. If you don't like it, you should
>divest or lead a takeover movement. Doing nothing is complicity.

I think you're taking things too far. Like "all property is theft" you seem to argue that all association is guilt. I always thought individualists abhorred collective punishment. If responsability should be propagated to stock owners, what about funds? Would my responsability go away if i sold my stock?

And you don't seriosly mean that every single individual Swede is responsible for the highest taxation levels in the world (exept maybe for the person who shot Olof Palme). And that we deserve it! Come on, it's not that we're doing nothing about it either. In fact, the second largest political party has always been Moderaterna, which is the most right-wing/liberal/"libertarian" one (the whatever to call it by US political nomenclatura) of the large ones.


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