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    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    No, but I would imagine they are into that revolution thing :dontknow:
    One revolution fits all?
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    I'd need persuading, tbh. I support Socialist views, but a revolution is unnecessary when, over time, we'll eventually subside into it.
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    The whole idea is absurd, although the prospect of having half of Westminster up against the wall does sound grimly appealing, the whole idea of any kind of revolution in this country would go against modern socialist thought.
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    I use the term 'revolution' somewhat metaphorically. I don't think a violent socialist struggle would ultimately be successful, but the ideas behind such a struggle would still be 'revolutionary'.
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    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    No, but I would imagine they are into that revolution thing :dontknow:

    So by that logic if Britain had a fascist revolution Anarchists would join in :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Aeolus)
    So by that logic if Britain had a fascist revolution Anarchists would join in :dontknow:
    Yeah, it's a bit of a laugh. Afterwards they'd be a bit irked, but that just shows how well thought out Anarchism is.
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    Sure. Of course, it would only fail in many of its aims, but doesn't everything?
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    I still fail completely to see the attraction of socialism.
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    No. Socialism makes no economic sense to me, and I disagree with the principles of it such as nationalisation, equality and losing the monarchy. So no support from me.
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    Dear lord, no.

    Look, I'm all for "social conscience". Just leave the state out of it, okay?
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    Yeah, it's a bit of a laugh. Afterwards they'd be a bit irked, but that just shows how well thought out Anarchism is.
    Would you mind taking a book about the Spanish Civil War out of the library and talking out of one of the more palatable orifices you possess? Thanks.
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    Socialism needn't always be state controlled and centrally planned.
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    If you just nationalised everything you would end up with the state-capitalism of the USSR and no one wants that.

    “Liberty without socialism is privilege, and injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.”

    I would support a libertarian-socialist revolution
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    Would you mind taking a book about the Spanish Civil War out of the library and talking out of one of the more palatable orifices you possess? Thanks.
    You mean the war where anarchists, communists and other assorted radicals tortured and murdered innocent Spanish Christians (among others)?
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    Of course not, but I wouldn't fret were it to happen - because it would be an opportunity to handle automatic weaponry and cull off some lefties.
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    You mean the war where anarchists, communists and other assorted radicals tortured and murdered innocent Spanish Christians (among others)?
    That's a very, very lopsided view of the Spanish Civil War. But hey: lets not ignore the mass graves of the Franco regime which you clearly would have supported. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Of course not, but I wouldn't fret were it to happen - because it would be an opportunity to handle automatic weaponry and cull off some lefties.
    I was wondering when you'd swoop in and make another militant diatribe.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Would you support a socialist revolution that attempted to end our free-market economy and implement an economic system which reconciled economic development with a social conscience?
    Similarly, if the new republic were to be founded on the principles of promoting freedom, ending class privelige (including the monarchy), nationalising the country's resources and tackling the excessive power of trans-global companies (many of which exploit workers' human rights), would you support the revolution?
    No, it would destroy Britain's economy and living standards. Britain was a near socialist country from the 1950s - the end of the 1970s, it took Britain a decade to recover from that disaster. It was a disaster after all. One recession does not change the obvious fact that capitalism is the best mechanism for any economy to function - although the recession does question how capitalism should be implemented.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    That's a very, very lopsided view of the Spanish Civil War. But hey: lets not ignore the mass graves of the Franco regime which you clearly would have supported. :rolleyes:
    I never said I supported Franco at all.

    I was just responding to her and the fact that she has some mystical worship of the Spanish anarchists that is so typical of Chomsky and other leftist radicals.
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    (Original post by dn013)
    No, it would destroy Britain's economy and living standards. Britain was a near socialist country from the 1950s - the end of the 1970s, it took Britain a decade to recover from that disaster. It was a disaster after all. One recession does not change the obvious fact that capitalism is the best mechanism for any economy to function - although the recession does question how capitalism should be implemented.

    Why do we have to subordinate our lives to the needs of the economy?
 
 
 
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