Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Socialist Alternative

Robert Howes wrote:

Lenny, I think we are at cross purposes. what I was saying was analogous. I was saying, not very well obviously, that successful groups will thrive and go on to spawn more and similar groups, whereas unsuccessful groups will break up.
Capitalism is a successful group in that sense, so to replace it we need to start equally or more successful groups. Trying to take over the group is dangerous in the extreme. It could so easily all go wrong.




Mike Morin replies:

I concur with Robert, completely.

I would like to add that although Capitalism has been successful (for a minority?), it has reached the end of its useful life. Any additional success realized by the Capitalist Economic system will continue to reward a decreasingly few and cause increasing hardship and stress on the many and the resources of the planet, and extinct hope for the youth and children.

But Robert is correct, if we want to replace Capitalism then it is imperative that we begin immediately to chart a successful economic alternative, a socialist economic democracy that is based on local autonomy and includes inter-community/inter-regional/ and worldwide solidarity and cooperation with respect to resource allocation policies (how resources will be allocated to and within communities and within and among economic sectors), inter-regional and inter-community economic and social relations, and clarity of a mission that includes peace, equity, inclusion, humanity, quality of life, and sustainability.

Mike Morin
Peoples' Equity Union

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