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Thread #160019   Message #3797388
Posted By: Jim Carroll
24-Jun-16 - 05:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
"Classic Socialism likewise – that point on the horseshoe where the L/R extremes meet! "
One ogf the great myths Mike.
Socialism is based on using the state to abolish ("wither away") the state - read Lenin's State and Revolution (a pamphlet on the basic tenets of Socialism in regard to the state).
The difference between Socialism proper and Syndicalism is that the former sees the state as temporary while that latter (impractically in my view) wished to abolish the state from the start.
Fascism it a world where all are subservient to a permanent state - Teribus's arguments being a fine example.
The abandonment of those tenets led to the Stalins andd Ceaușescus, just as the abandonment of the principals of democracy have led to the inequalities and injustices of Capitalism
You are a one for clichés, aren't you?
Jim Carroll