How far is the notion of libertarianism tied into socialism?
No I mean in social terms.
How far must a society give people freedoms to be a socialist one?
Is Stalinism less or more socialist than the Labour party in the 70's or anarchist Spain in the 30's?
Grape thankyou for your answer, I was going to pick Marx for my name but it was taken so that should say something of my socialist credentials.
how do i join? i sent a message by the societies list page...
That should get you into the Soc, but if you want to join the party (which you do, it's wonderful) then you need to go to "Manage Groups" or something like that, and select "Socialist Party". There's a link in my sig.
whats the difference between the Party and the Soc??
kool, just sent a request to join
Quick question - who speaks on behalf of the Party?
THM/Grape says it is everyone and uke says it is no one.
Or rather, THM/Grape says that you all speak on behalf of the Party and uke says that you all speak for yourselves except when submitting a Bill.
Could we get some clarification and perhaps a way to know that the clarification is actually the Party opinion this time. Might be tricky to do since we don't know who can actually speak for the Party. Perhaps you could get all your members to post the same thing here so we know it is the Party opinion.
Simply put, nobody speaks for the party in order to ascertain whether all or nobody speaks on behalf of the party. Therefore being able to speak on behalf of the party is not the perogative of any one person to explain, and as such is impossible to say.
It's rather a paradox. But, in my view: no one cares. We represent the party, but we don't bind it withour opinions; equally, it doesn't bind us.