Re: the right to pursue excellence

Deborah Bartle (
Fri, 02 May 1997 19:20:16 -0700

stiobhard wrote:
> but it would be a mistake to judge a broad phrase like socialism by
> the blind realizations of these countries. these countries were not
> socialist. they were a more centralized, more developed form of
> capitalism. what came to be known by their critics as state capitalism.
> national governments have not been prepared for the implications of
> getting rid of capitalism. lenin, stalin, mao and castro have been
> mainly interested in holding power. your inevitable suicide is linked
> to despotism not socialism.

Power and control over others, regardless of motive or intentions fails.

Apologies for kinda straying off-topic. Deborah