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forgethell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #57
66. Marxism was supposed
to be 'scientific'. That was part of its appeal in an era in which science and technology was breaking new ground in human existence every day. But science MUST be rooted in reality: testable, verifiable, repeatable.

Every time Marxism has been tried, it has failed. Most such societies have collapsed. The few hanging on are economic basket cases. In no case has Marxism delivered the goods that were promised.

The whole world is NEVER going to fall into the hands of just a few capitalists, so your vision of true Marxism is never going to happen. So, it is an dystopic land of OZ.

But even if it did happen, and government "fell away", well who was going to run the police? There are other reasons for crime besides the economic, you know.

Further, assuming that true Marxism would work if installed under the conditions you claim are necessary, does that mean we should be working to install the necessary complete capitalist system in place, first? Kinda like the "fundies" are said to be working to bring Armageddon to the world so that the "Kingdom of God" can be established? I'd really like to read your answer to that one.

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