February 26, 2014
One Cheer for Capitalism


This from The Future of Socialism by Robert Paul Wolff:

At this nightmare moment in recent history, little need be said about the persistence and intensification of ethnic and religious antagonisms throughout the world. Try as we may, we socialists can no longer cling to the hope that class interests will unite men and women across national, ethnic, racial, and religious divides in a vibrant revolutionary movement to replace capitalism with a humane, just, egalitarian social order. Capitalists are doing their part. Not only are they crafting the elements of rational planning that a socialist economy would require. They are in the forefront of efforts to put the divisiveness of race, ethnicity, nationality, and religion behind us, for these divisions are not good for business. It is the people who remain mired in self-destructive and self-defeating irrationality.

As Arizonaís governor Jan Brewer is presently learning from her real base, gay money isnít lavender. Itís green like everybody elseís.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at February 26, 2014 03:35 PM
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The only hope socialism ever had was "brains" as opposed to "money". So it seems to be a lost cause, unless it starts to *use* the monetarian angle. Unions come to mind ... Okay, forget that!

Posted by: Peter on March 2, 2014 12:08 PM
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