I think it could
I think it couldn't
So, there's socialism and there's socialism.You might find it strange to learn that the Russian Revolution was also fuelled with British money. Capitalist businessmen financing Communism?
Author Gary Allen gives his explanation:
"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth programme, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs.
Communism or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite."
"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell
Well, then go seek your worker's paradise. There are some smaller nations which espouse beliefs that, while not totally socialist, are probably close enough.Originally Posted by Canell
Barring that, go off to the wilderness with 20 of your buddies and live off the fat of the land.
Aw shucks. My heart bleeds for your proletarian dreams.
It's kind of funny how there are so many socialists around the world who think living in communes is the ultimate dream. But pretty much no one is actually trying to live in a commune. They are all too used to live in a modern life.
For instance, how do you wash your clothes in a commune. Who will be the one producing electricity and washing machines? Who are the one creating your stove, or your refrigirator. I don't know how to make one, do you? Also, it would probably take me forever to make a washing machine with knowledge, because I lack the tools.
Socialists love to complain about capitalism, but are not able to live without it.
That is because most socialists aren't Utopian Socialists.Originally Posted by Camlon
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."