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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Capitalism vs Communism

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MANY PEOPLE TALK OF HOW COMMUNISM IS A "NOBLE CONCEPT" BUT THAT IT CAN'T WORK. WE ARE TOLD HOW PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED UNDER COMMUNISM - THE INTELLECTUALS AND ARTISTS WHO WERE ALLEGEDLY TARGETED AND KILLED IN MAO'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION FOR EXAMPLE, THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF UKRAINIANS MURDERED BY STALIN, THE AGGRESSIVE EXPANSIONISM, GULAGS, THE RIDICULOUS NOTIONS OF LYSENKOISM AND THE IDEA OF MAKING EVERYONE WORK FOR EQUAL AND VERY LOW WAGES, THE EXTENT OF STATE CONTROL OVER EVERYONE'S LIVES. BUT COMMUNISM, DESPITE ALL THIS, IS STILL A "NOBLE CONCEPT" AND THAT IS BECAUSE THERE IS A NUGGET OF PURE GOLD AT THE CENTRE OF THIS IDEOLOGY -AND THAT IS SOCIALISM - AN IDEAL OF TREATING PEOPLE FAIRLY.

MANY OF THE POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT COMMUNISM AS IT HAS BEEN PRACTICED AND REALISED IN ACTUALITY ARE NOT KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FOR EXAMPLE, THAT A POLICY OF FULL EMPLOYMENT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY FREE HOUSING. THE POOREST PEOPLE IN RUSSIA HAD A HAPPIER AND MORE SECURE EXISTENCE UNDER SOVIET RULE THAN THEY DO TODAY WHEN THEY CAN FIND THEMSELVES HOMELESS, COUNTING THEMSELVES LUCKY TO WORK UNREASONABLE HOURS FOR LITTLE PAY FOR CAPITALISTS, AND IN A SOCIETY WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF CORRUPTION, CRIME AND SLEAZE, AND THE MAFIA IS STRONG. IF COMMUNISM "DID NOT WORK" IT IS NEVERTHELESS TRUE THAT WHAT IT WAS REPLACED WITH IS LITTLE BETTER, AND IN A NUMBER OF WAYS WORSE.

COMMUNISM DOES WORK AS PRACTICED TODAY IN VARIOUS NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THESE NOW ARE ALL NON-WHITE NATIONS, NON-WESTERN NATIONS. BECAUSE THEY REJECT THE WESTERN CAPITALIST WAY OF LIFE THEY ARE DEMONISED. BUT THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THESE COUNTRIES DO BENEFIT FROM COMMUNISM - AND THE COMMUNISM IS SPECIAL THERE IN THAT IT IS NO LONGER INTERNATIONALIST AND HAS TAKEN ON A NATIONALIST FLAVOUR. EVEN SOVIET RUSSIA HAD TO RESORT TO ROUSING FEELINGS OF NATIONALISTIC PRIDE IN WW2. SO THESE COMMUNIST REGIMES ARE NATIONALISTIC AND ALSO SOCIALISTIC, AND YET THEY ARE UNDOUBTEDLY FASCIST AS WELL IN THAT THE STATE REQUIRES THAT THE PEOPLE OBEY ITS LAWS AND SERVE THE STATE'S EXISTENCE.

THE COMMUNISM PRACTICED IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES NOW IS DIFFERENT IN EACH ONE. TO SOME EXTENT CAPITALISM HAS BEEN ALLOWED, INCLUDING ALLOWING WESTERN CAPITALISTS TO RELOCATE FACTORIES TO CHINA, FOR EXAMPLE, AND EXPLOIT THE CHINESE PEOPLE. NOT GOOD. BUT THE VARIANT OF COMMUNISM THEY HAVE IN CHINA STILL HAS BENEFITS TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE IN THAT IT CONTROLS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES FAR MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WOULD OTHERWISE BE THE CASE AND TAKES A STRONG STANCE AGAINST SUCH THINGS AS DRUG DEALING, PROSTITUTION AND PORNOGRAPHY.

THESE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES HAVE TO BE HEAVILY RULED BY A TOTALITARIAN STATE (AND ARE THUS BASICALLY FASCIST ) BECAUSE THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THEM LACK THE ALTRUISM THAT WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR THE STATE TO EASE OFF AND ALLOW A NATURAL SOCIALISTIC CONSENSUS TO EMERGE. CHINA IS A VAST AND OVER POPULATED NATION, BUT THERE IS A FAIRLY HIGH LEVEL OF HOMOGENEITY, ESPECIALLY IN LOCALISED AREAS. TRUE SOCIALISM COULD WORK IF THE SEPARATE AREAS WOULD WORK AS AUTONOMOUS REGIONS.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM AS PRACTICED IN GERMANY IN THE 3RD REICH WORKED LIKE A CHARM BECAUSE THERE WAS A HIGH LEVEL OF HOMOGENEITY, A STRONG SENSE OF NATIONHOOD, AND SIMPLY BECAUSE THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN/GERMANIC TEMPERAMENT IS IDEALLY SUITED TO SOCIALIST SOCIETY. EVEN TODAY'S ANTI-NAZI DOCUMENTARIES WITH EMOTIVE TITLES ABOUT "THE RISE OF EVIL" AND SO ON ADMIT THAT NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMANY WAS A PARADISE - AS LONG AS YOU WERE NOT ONE OF THOSE BEING HAULED AWAY TO A CONCENTRATION CAMP.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM IS LIKE COMMUNISM WITH ALL THE FAILINGS REMOVED. IT IS STRANGE INDEED THAT IT IS THOUGHT OF IN ANY WAY AS BEING THE OPPOSITE OF COMMUNISM BUT THAT MISTAKE CAN BE EXPLAINED BY THE FACT THAT GERMANY FOUGHT A WAR AGAINST SOVIET RUSSIA, AND THE SOVIETS NEEDED TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT NATIONAL SOCIALISM WAS NOTHING LIKE THEIR OWN VARIANT OF SOCIALISM. IT WAS THE SOVIETS WHO FIRST DECIDED TO LABEL THE NAZIS AS "FASCISTS" IN ORDER TO AVOID THE USE OF THE TERM "SOCIALISM" TO DESCRIBE THEIR ENEMY. ALTHOUGH HITLER ALLIED WITH MUSSOLINI AND THE ITALIAN FASCIST REGIME, NATIONAL SOCIALIST THINKERS IN THE THIRD REICH HAVE ALWAYS MADE IT CLEAR THAT NATIONAL SOCIALISM IS A REJECTION OF FASCISM. NATIONAL SOCIALISM IS ABOUT PUTTING THE FOLK BEFORE THE STATE WHILE FASCISM IS THE OPPOSITE. FASCISM IN NO WAY IMPLIES ANY KIND OF RACIAL LOYALTY AND IN FACT WOULD ONLY EXPLOIT RACIAL OR PATRIOTIC LOYALTY AS FAR AS IT BENEFITED THE STATE TO DO SO - ALWAYS AT TIMES OF WAR. AT PRESENT THE WEST IS RULED BY A FASCISM IN WHICH THE RULING CAPITALISTS EXPLOIT THE PEOPLE AND SEEK TO PREVENT TRUE SOCIALISM BY BRINGING IN MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS OF VARIOUS RACES, ESPECIALLY THIRD WORLDERS. THIS PROVIDES THEM WITH CHEAP LABOUR, CAUSES RACIAL CONFLICT TO REPLACE THE CLASS CONFLICT THAT CAPITALISTS FEAR, AND PREVENTS THE FOLK OF A NATION FROM MAINTAINING THEIR TERRITORY AND IDENTITY.

YES TRUE COMMUNISM, TRUE SOCIALISM, DEPENDS UPON HUMAN NATURE BEING ALTRUISTIC. AND LOOKING AROUND US AT THE WORLD IT SEEMS THAT SUCH A SOCIETY WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. BUT IT IS NOT. ALTRUISM HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO BE A GENETIC TRAIT THAT IS LOST UNLESS IT IS PRACTICED VERY DISCRIMINATINGLY. ANIMALS HAVE EVOLVED TO BE ALTRUISTIC - BUT ONLY TOWARDS OTHERS WHO ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO THEM. WILLIAM HAMILTON'S EQUATION DEMONSTRATES THE MATHEMATICAL FORMULA FOR THIS KIN SELECTION. ALTRUISM AND SOCIALISM ARE ALMOST HOMONYMS. SOCIALISM REQUIRES ALTRUISM AND THIS IS WHY, WHEN YOU BEAR IN MIND THE FACTS REGARDING THE NECESSITY OF CLOSE RELATION, THE MOST POTENTIAL FOR A SOCIALIST SOCIETY EXISTS AMONGST PEOPLE WHO ARE OF ONE ETHNICITY AND ONE NATION. THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF COMMUNISTS IS TO FORGET THIS RULE. THERE CANNOT BE A GLOBAL VILLAGE THAT IS SOCIALIST - IN WHICH EVERY ETHNICITY AND CREED COOPERATES IN A SPIRIT OF HARMONY AND LOVE. WE CAN IMAGINE SUCH A WORLD PERHAPS, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN AND THAT ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN NOT ONLY FAIL BUT IN FACT RUIN THE ONLY REAL CHANCE OF SOCIALISM, WHICH IS ETHNIC BASED.

THOSE WHO FAVOUR CAPITALISM LIKE TO POINT TO THE FAILINGS OF COMMUNISM AND SAY THAT HUMAN NATURE IS EGOISTIC AND SELFISH AND THAT PEOPLE NEVER REALLY WORK FOR THE COMMON GOOD. SINCE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CAPITALISTS AND POLITICIANS TODAY ARE CLINICALLY PSYCHOPATHS, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THESE PEOPLE TO EMPATHISE WITH ALTRUISTIC URGES ANYWAY. THESE PEOPLE COULD NEVER FEEL LOYALTY TO BLOOD, ONLY TO THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNTS. IT IS HORRIFIC THAT SUCH PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH POWER OVER ALL OUR LIVES.

CAPITALISTS SUGGEST THAT PEOPLE LIVE ONLY FOR SHALLOW MATERIAL REWARD AND THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE ABOUT EXPLOITING WORKERS. PROUDHON'S FAMOUS PHRASE "PROPERTY IS THEFT" IS MOST ACCURATE WHEN REFERRING TO THE ILL-GOTTEN GAINS OF CAPITALISTS. CAPITALISTS POINT TO THE DARWINIST FACT THAT ANIMALS ARE GENETICALLY PROGRAMMED TO DESIRE TO PROSPER, REPRODUCE AND EXPAND. THEY IGNORE THE FACT THAT THIS IS ACHIEVED AS A GROUP - AND THUS SOCIALISTICALLY - EVEN IF THE ANIMAL IS NOT GREGARIOUS. SUCCESS IN NATURE IS ABOUT SPREADING ONES GENES AND THESE GENES SUCCEEDING WITHIN A GENE POOL. THE CAPITALISTS ABUSE AND TWIST DARWINISM AND THAT IS HOW THE ABOMINATION WHICH IS CALLED "SOCIAL DARWINISM" CAME INTO THE LANGUAGE. TO CAPITALISTS, "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST", IS ABOUT SELFISH EXPLOITATION BY AN INDIVIDUAL AND ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL GETTING AS GOOD A MATERIAL EXISTENCE FOR HIMSELF, EVEN WITHOUT HAVING ANY OFFSPRING AT ALL IN MANY CASES, AS POSSIBLE. WHEN WE HAVE THESE PEOPLE IN OUR MIDST IT IS ONLY BAD FOR OUR GENE POOL AND THE ANTI-NATURE WORLD VIEW THAT CAPITALISTS SPREAD IS KILLING US AND RAPING THE PLANET. IT IS A BIG FACTOR BEHIND THE PLUMMETING BIRTH RATE IN THE WEST.

THE CAPITALISTS HAVE NOT ONLY TWISTED DARWINISM BUT THEY HAVE TWISTED SOCIALISM TOO. MANY ASSOCIATE SOCIALISM NOW WITH A POLICY OF SUPPORTING THE LEAST DESERVING AND MOST USELESS PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY. MANY ASSOCIATE SOCIALISM WITH BEING PRO IMMIGRANT - WHEN AS I HAVE EXPLAINED IMMIGRATION WRECKS THE BASIS OF SOCIALISM AND MERELY STRENGTHENS THE POSITION OF CAPITALISTS. NOT ONLY THOSE WHO DISLIKE SOCIALISM HAVE THESE MISCONCEPTIONS, BUT THE MULTI-RACIALISTS WHO CLAIM TO BE SOCIALIST OR COMMUNIST ALSO HAVE THESE IDEAS. MARX, LENIN, TROTSKY, STALIN - NONE HAVE EVER ADVOCATED THAT THIRD WORLDERS SHOULD IMMIGRATE TO THE WEST AND MIX WITH WHITES. TROTSKY MADE CLEAR THAT HE ADVOCATED BLACK NATIONALISM/SEPARATISM IN THE UNITED STATES, EVEN WHILE THE KU KLUX KLAN AT THE TIME DID NOT, PREFERRING THE CAPITALIST/MASONIC STANCE THAT BLACKS BE KEPT AS SLAVES. (THANKFULLY TODAY'S KKK DOES APPRECIATE THE PRINCIPLE OF ETHNO NATIONALISM AND HAS AN IRONICALLY SIMILAR VIEW TO THAT OF TROTSKY IN THIS REGARD).

SOCIALISM IS ABOUT CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY, WHILE CAPITALISM IS ABOUT TAKING OUT OF SOCIETY - IT IS ABOUT MAKING A PRIVATE PROFIT. WHEN CAPITALISTS POINT TO WAYS THEY FEEL THEY DO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY, FROM THE "TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT" TO DONATIONS THEY MAKE TO THIRD WORLDERS, OR CREATING JOBS OR ADDING TO THE ECONOMY, IT IS ALL CYNICAL SPIEL WITH NO GROUNDS TO JUSTIFY IT AS BEING POSITIVE. ALL OF THESE THINGS RESULT IN POLLUTION, UNSUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND SURGING POPULATIONS IN PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE IT IS MOST HARMFUL.

CAPITALISTS HAVE BEEN BEHIND ALL WARS, INCLUDING THE LAST TWO WORLD WARS AND THE PRESENT "WAR ON TERROR". SELLING ARMS IS VERY LUCRATIVE, AS IS REBUILDING DESTROYED INFRASTRUCTURE AND OF COURSE WAR WOULD HAVE HAD TO BE DECLARED ON A NATIONAL SOCIALIST STATE THAT HAD PROMISED TO HANG BANKERS AND CAPITALISTS AND WAS PRINTING ITS OWN CURRENCY.

COMMUNISM IN THE SOVIET STATES HAD A STRANGE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WESTERN CAPITALISTS AND THAT IS WHY THEY DID NOT SEE IT AS THE SAME THREAT THAT NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMANY POSED. AS THE RUSSIAN ANARCHIST MIKHYL BAKUNIN POINTED OUT :"I AM SURE THAT, ON THE ONE HAND, THE ROTHSCHILDS APPRECIATE THE MERITS OF MARX, AND THAT ON THE OTHER HAND, MARX FEELS AN INSTINCTIVE INCLINATION AND A GREAT RESPECT FOR THE ROTHSCHILDS. THIS MAY SEEM STRANGE. WHAT COULD THERE BE IN COMMON BETWEEN COMMUNISM AND HIGH FINANCE? HO HO! THE COMMUNISM OF MARX SEEKS A STRONG STATE CENTRALIZATION, AND WHERE THIS EXISTS THERE MUST INEVITABLY EXIST A STATE CENTRAL BANK, AND WHERE THIS EXISTS, THERE THE PARASITIC JEWISH NATION, WHICH SPECULATES UPON THE LABOR OF THE PEOPLE, WILL ALWAYS FIND THE MEANS FOR ITS EXISTENCE..."

WHEN IT COMES TO A DEBATE OVER WHICH IS THE BETTER, COMMUNISM OR CAPITALISM, THE ARGUMENT ALWAYS FAILS TO REALISE THE TRUE BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR SOCIALISM AND HOW IT REALLY COULD WORK TO BRING A UTOPIA, IF ONLY THE CAPITALIST EXPLOITERS OF THE LABOUR OF THE PEOPLE WOULD BE STOPPED, AND ETHNIC COHESION TAKEN AS THE FOUNDATION FOR HARMONY AND COOPERATION.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I didnt read all of it. My feeling is if you take a nation in a nationalistic state of mind. Ideally you need both... capitalism in a socialist attitude.

You are a capitalist society as a inate desire to prosper (be successful) as a society/nation. However.... society is a key word here society / socialism, its not a poser phrase as it has become, you want to talk about "your society", "be a part of a society", "our society" its not suppose be a term used to indicate concern then turn your back and steal all you can grab as capitolism has become and been in the past. You need the element of socialism in a society or your nothing but phonys. Anytime you get a group of people together you have a society. Now if your not a poser, you want your society to prosper, be secure. This includes everybody, except maybe the inate worthless who can tow the line or starve, It shouldnt mean everybody "works for extremely low wages" or dances to the tune "of the state", it should mean that your workforce is payed appropiately for their contribution to their society, there-by making it possible for them to live respectibly in your society. Nobody getting peanuts and nobody finding tax write offs on some stupid horse ranch, sending money to funny accounts abroad rather than getting their tax deductions by simply paying the work force appropriately and spending profits back into development. I guess Im saying no rich fuckers and no working poor and no disappearing money.

Everyone that works performs a needed service, needed being the key word here, if someones function is needed you dont kick them in the teeth so you can be a cheap rich fucker. The only sense of totalitarian government Im seeing here is simply one that makes sure the shakers and rollers arent using everyone. Its my opinion that this is what has failed with communism, that those in charge used it to suit their greed or disallusions, nearly the same example of the human element flaw that exists as the societal failure of capitalism.

Makes sense to me anyhow........ lol
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Sounds like we're on the same wavelength razoredge.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well its good to know Im not always living in my own universe..... lol
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I do not know where to begin...I smell so many rats in that article, I may as well be in a sewer, or communist Britain...one of the two.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?...the_market.mp3 Daniel Lapin probably can debunk this easier than I.
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did I just hear a little chirping in the wall ?
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Liberty trumps collectivism, in efficiency and morality.
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liberty is a false pretence that doesnt exist

capitalism needs laws to protect the interest and life of its abusers
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"Liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality."
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Morality can not be linked to a group based on it's economic stance. Morality is an individual effort. However.....I believe it is more moral for leaders to say the economic well being of the many is more important than the needs of the one.....
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"Liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality."
Could you please explain what's so unjust about privilege? Could you also please explain how liberty and socialism are compatible?
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Could you please explain what's so unjust about privilege? Could you also please explain how liberty and socialism are compatible?
Could you please explain whats so just about privilege ? Could you also please explain how liberty and socialism are not compatible ?
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Could you please explain whats so just about privilege ? Could you also please explain how liberty and socialism are not compatible ?
My questions weren't directed at you and I have no desire to engage with your nonsense, so kindly fuck off.
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Morality can not be linked to a group based on it's economic stance. Morality is an individual effort.
I think you may have missed the point he was making. I believe the point was probably that capitalism is the only economic system compatible with a thoroughgoing respect for people's negative rights.
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My questions weren't directed at you and I have no desire to engage with your nonsense, so kindly fuck off.
I asked you two simple questions, by your not answering them you fucked off. I just wanted to know, guess you dont have the answers.
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capitalism is the only economic system compatible with a thoroughgoing respect for people's negative rights.
I dont understand what you are saying here

thoroughgoing ? and negative rights ?
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I dont understand what you are saying here

thoroughgoing ? and negative rights ?
English, motherfucker. Do you speak it?
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English, motherfucker. Do you speak it?
English douchbag, can you use it ? Say something or shut up
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Well done Cythraul, and I must applaud your signature.

As to socialism, one of the many insidious forms of collectivism, there was once an economics class at one of those lefty day-care facilities that passes as universities. The class agreed, that since socialism was superior, that they average their scores and each receive the same mark. On the first test, they got a B-, the second they got an F because no one had the incentive to apply themselves and study. When the many exercise claims upon the fruits of the few, the few have no incentive to produce and all suffer.
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Oh... so thats what socialism amounts too ?
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No offense.....but I am pretty sure that wasn't his point based on his last post. lol!
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So it seems those that favor unrestrained capitalism are incapable of answering the simplist of questions, ponder that
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Could you please explain what's so unjust about privilege? Could you also please explain how liberty and socialism are compatible?
I was quoting Mikhail Bakunin, if you want to look up the source text. Those are two questions that really require a long answer to be justified, but I'll try anyhow, despite brevity.

In terms of my stance on capitalism, I think it would work if a meritocracy was tenable, but since latter is not I reject the former. Regarding, the second question I think they are compatible because I define freedom as more than simply 'freedom from' coercion (i.e. negative rights) but also as 'freedom to' autonomy and independence (positive rights, as some call them). A decent society, in my view, needs to guarantee both of these rights and not just the former. Based on what I have read on political philosophy, the models that achieve this best are inherently socialistic (not to say all socialist/socialisms DO actually achieve this), hence my political outlook.
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So it seems those that favor unrestrained capitalism are incapable of answering the simplist of questions, ponder that
Did it ever occur to you that our reticence has little to do with the nature of your question and a whole lot to do with the fact that none of us really feel like talking to you because you're annoying?

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I was quoting Mikhail Bakunin, if you want to look up the source text. Those are two questions that really require a long answer to be justified, but I'll try anyhow, despite brevity.

In terms of my stance on capitalism, I think it would work if a meritocracy was tenable, but since latter is not I reject the former. Regarding, the second question I think they are compatible because I define freedom as more than simply 'freedom from' coercion (i.e. negative rights) but also as 'freedom to' autonomy and independence (positive rights, as some call them). A decent society, in my view, needs to guarantee both of these rights and not just the former. Based on what I have read on political philosophy, the models that achieve this best are inherently socialistic (not to say all socialist/socialisms DO actually achieve this), hence my political outlook.
I have never read any Bakunin but I'm sure I will at some point. Anyway, straight away I disagree with your emphasis on positive rights, but that is a pretty deep philosophical issue and I don't know if you feel like getting into it here. What I don't understand is how one is supposed to uphold positive rights in the absence of a coercive state apparatus for doing so. That is basically why I don't understand how this sort of socialistic mindset is consistent with anarchism. I suspect that one could achieve such a thing via private protection firms a la market anarchism, but it seems to me that that sort of private intervention is unjustified on the sort of libertarian principles I accept. But if we're going to argue about this it's just going to take us right back to the issue of negative and positive liberty I suspect.
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