I-P: Capitalism vrs. commies

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 10:10:08 -0400


On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 08:54:14PM -0800, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Owen Byrne wrote:
> > 
> >...
> > 
> > I think that the harshest parts of the "red threat" (forced labour,
> > gulags, propaganda, paraniod tyrannical leaders) that I grew up learning
> >  to fear have now been adopted in part or whole by "capitalist" nations.
> 
> Could you remind me when capitalism was gentle, governments sincere and
> leaders level headed? I don't know when you grew up. The McCarthy years?
> The Nixon years? The Reagan years?
> 

Ok, so now you're arguing that the phrase "capitalism vs. commies" was never
useful. I agree.
I was born in 1960. 
Owen