Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Taking Action


Originally Posted by spritely No one is addressing the vital questions I listed in the first post. If you can't go down that list and provide answers then what are you doing? You might as well collect baseball cards and chew bubble gum because if you think what you're doing is going to lead in any way to a revolution when you can't even figure out how then you're just kidding yourself.

Mike Morin responds:

You listed too many questions in your first post. You need to deal with each question or maybe two or three at the same time. Other than that, it just becomes too much of a burden on potential responders and those responses you will and did get were just too confusing, like one person trying to cook thirty meals at the same time.

More importantly, I'd like to address your presupposition that we want a revolution. What do you mean by revolution? Do you mean violent or non-violent overthrows of all Capitalist State Governments? All at once, or as theorized by what became to be known as the "domino theory".There's a reason that Abbey Hoffman entitled his book "Revolution for the HELL of it". War is hell. I've never been to war, but I did break my leg when I was 14 years old (1968). IT HURT LIKE HELL!!!!

I've said for almost forty years, that I would never advocate anything that I was not willing to do myself.

I'm curious, let's say we had a successful peaceful revolution. Then what? Socialism/Communism to me is economic democracy. Without some alternative plan and/or progress with respect to economic reorganization, we would have economic anarchy (which Capitalism is approaching) and the suffering would be immense (as it is for some, if not many under State Capitalism, and will become increasingly, so.)

Please answer this message, Spritely, then we can go back to your original post one or two or three questions at a time.

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