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  •  you are the one rooting for the dem party to fall (0+ / 0-)

    not me

    In the time that I have been given,
    I am what I am

    by duhban on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:24:54 PM PDT

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    •  I'm rooting for the entire capitalist-imperialist (0+ / 0-)

      system to fail, including both major bourgeois parties. I suppose I subscribe to the romantic Marxian notion of 'historical inevitability' for said failure, while trying in the meantime to ameliorate as many of the cruelties of capitalism as I can and stand resolutely against its manifest brutality.

      But I also adhere strictly to a belief in 'one person, one vote' and try to hew adamantly to a policy of non-violence in both my personal and my poltiical lives.

      Here's an interesting thought experiment for you to try: if we were to take the entire U.S. national income and divide it equally, each American family of four would receive approximately $200,000/year. In the abstract, doesn't that strike you as a far more equitable, hence moral, distribution of wealth than the current landscape of suffering and misery?

      •  and I don't (0+ / 0-)

        I think Marx at best saw the problems of a 100 years ago but the problems of a 100 years ago are not inherently the probelms we face today. That said I think him a fool for thinking captialism will fail because frankly while it's not perfect it's been implemented far better then Marx's ideas.

        I think strict equality is great in theory but so long as we are dealing with the fundamental forces that drive captialism (want and scarcity) that's not going to happen.

        I would love to have some Roddenberry Utopia but for now the reality is that's not happening and so we are left doing what we can with what we have. It really sucks sometimes but then that's life.

        In the time that I have been given,
        I am what I am

        by duhban on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 01:23:06 AM PDT

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