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Response to GaryCnf (Reply #114)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 10:51 AM

122. You can take it any way you want

What is becoming increasingly a sad attempt to denigrate me in the most offensive way imaginable.


"Correcting errors" is not "denigrating" unless the person being corrected has an authoritarian belief of superiority of knowledge.

As for your fair question, I am not Marxist so much as I am a realist about the relationship between current economic equality memes and racial justice.


Your version of being a "Realist" is about as far away from reality as I have seen on DU. It completely ignores history, history's cycles, and the very raison d'etre of the United States, i.e., the fabric that was woven into the founding documents that were not directed towards benefiting most of us. What we have today was fought for and the "power" was ceded in fits and spurts. But there will come a time when it will only be "ceded" but so far and then the "backlash" comes. We have seen that in several cycles of fits and spurts during this country's history.

Reparation of the wealth stolen over the past 4 plus centuries would, in and of itself, take a huge step toward racial equality because it would alter the power structure. The only way to achieve that kind of wealth transfer is through Marxism. That, fortunately or unfortunately, is not the real world. Here all we can do is try to alter the power structure and the benign milquetoast socialism preached by Sanders doesn't even begin to do that and suggesting it does is pretty insulting.


Well then you have admitted to being/following Marxist views and solutions. We can see how well that worked around the world. Um, not really. You see, none of these "economic" systems ever takes into account a basic human trait - "greed". Nor does it take into account another trait - "survival of the fittest". These 2 things sadly overwhelm certain attempts to change. And when the contrary forces do get minimized, they only do so within a very homogeneous society. Add any "diversity" to that society and all bets are off, the hierarchies start happening, and that's the end of that.

On the other hand, and here we might differ, maintaining that the current power structures is working for a majority of people like us is every bit as damaging as selling rainbows.


I don't think anyone on DU ever said or believes that "maintaining the current power structures is working for a majority of the people". But what IS discussed here, is how to go about changing that which is not beneficial and implementing that which is.

Problem is the argument over what the end result should be and how one gets there. And at this point, I don't think that will ever get resolved.

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