Re: ECONOMICS: Re: Globalization and corporate power

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 09:23:43 MDT

From: "Brian D Williams" <>
> Communism and socialism do not fail because of a correctable
> technical problem, but because of an incorrectable humanistic one.
> These systems can only work if people behave in a certain way, and
> history has shown the fallacy of believing that people will behave
> this way. As a result every attempt with these systems has
> degenerated to totalitarianism.

In further support of your comments, I'd add that these systems have all
degenerated to mass murder: Mao in China -- 25 to 35 million; Stalin in
Russia -- 30 million; Hitler in Germany -- 20 million.

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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