Re: Socialism

Samael (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 10:38:14 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Donaghe <> To: <> Date: 11 December 1998 18:52
Subject: Re: Socialism
>---Samael <> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <>
>> To: <>
>> Date: 11 December 1998 16:16
>> Subject: Re: Socialism
>> Coercion is hard in a transhuman society.
>> Seems possible, although I'd be interested in seeing why you think
>> >, and transhuman tech
>> >is hard to build in a socialist society; the whole aim of socialism
>> >to reduce the rate of change and create a static society.
>> Wow! Now there's something I didn't know.
>> Where exactly did you get this from?
>> Samael
>Duh... If there's no such thing as money or property (as you argue)
>then there's no point in doing anything. There's no incentive. If
>everything I earn actually belongs to society, then why earn anything?
> If I am cared for by government why better myself?

Hence, the fact (as stated numerous times) that I advocate capitalism for most things.

Socialism does nto have to be used in an _exteme_ form, like most ideals it breaks down at its limits.