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Re: another misuse of "socialism"

Yes, what he says. It's getting old. Fast.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Potter <papadave55@hotmail.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: another misuse of "socialism"

>Guys, you are on the wrong chat site.  I'm sure you can find an
>authoritarian-naZis-socialist-fascist chat group...it's not interesting 
>those of us who come to loopers-delight for loop info.
>Please go away...Om and Out   It's a tired boring thread, give it up!!!
>>From: "Michael S. Yoder" <myoder@tamiu.edu>
>>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>>To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>>Subject: another misuse of "socialism"
>>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:15:18 -0600
>>At 06:11 AM 11/29/99 PST, you wrote:
>> >>Don't you mean *authoritarian*? National Socialists and Fascists
>> >>hate capitalism, because it's based on brains rather than brawn;
>> >>merit instead of mediocrity.
>>THAT'S ABSURD!!!  The Nazis, who were socialist in name only (as a way to
>>"sell" their idea to the masses) were absolutely capitalist.  The huge 
>>machine that they built in WWII made lots of German private military
>>contractors filthy rich.
>>Capitalism is based more on trickery and accumulated wealth than on
>>Please stop misusing terms like socialist, etc.  There's never been an
>>authoritarian socialism that I know of.  The USSR, etc., also misused the
>>term. I would hardly call the Israeli Kibbutz, the Mondragon 
>>or Sweden's labor-friendly governance as "authoritarian."
>>Dr. Michael S. Yoder
>>Assistant Professor of Geography, Coordinator of Urban Studies
>>Department of Social Sciences
>>Texas A&M International University
>>Laredo, TX  78041  U.S.A.
>>Telephone:  (956)326-2634 Office;  (956)326-2464 FAX
>>E-Mail  myoder@tamiu.edu
>>Web Page:  http://tamiu.edu/~myoder/
>>"English ideas about property have given us both the Bill of Rights and
>>industrial slum." (Archibald C. Coolidge, Jr.)
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