I-P: Capitalism vrs. commies

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 12:12:53 -0400


> 
> Post Ronald Reagan. I would say that the specific point at which western
> democracy began to wither away was the fall of the Berlin wall/Russian 
> Empire. Without a credible threat of an alternative system of government,
> human rights are just no longer important.
> 
> Forced labour - I was referring to the fastest growing and most
> attractive labour sector in the US - prison convicts.
> Gulags - What's the AIDS rate in US maximum security prisons? Its the
> same basic feature - you go in, you die.
> 
Also I would say that guest workers - palestinians working at menial jobs in 
Israel, then going home to refugee camps in the Gaza, migrant farm workers in
the US, the "homelands" in apartheid South Africa - are reminiscent of both
"forced labor" and the gulags.
Owen