I-P: Capitalism vrs. commies

R. A. Hettinga rah@shipwright.com
Fri, 8 Mar 2002 19:26:37 -0500

At 4:17 PM -0800 on 3/8/02, John Hall wrote:

> As I read it, Marx had an enduring hatred of the middle-class.  Certainly
> the middle-class has always been the first against the wall when the
> barbarians take over.

My favorite thoughts on Marxism came from Bertrand Russell in "A History of
Western Philosophy", written at the beginning of his polemicist period, a
few decades before he went off the socialist deep-end himself. Something to
the effect that communism is for aristocrats and their former retainers,
and, as such, is just another form of feudalism.

Sure looks like that to me. The Soviets, North Koreans and Chinese
communists are as dynastic and imperial as any other feudal regime...


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