The state (authoritarianism)

Hartin, Tony thartin at vitgcdu1.telstra.com.au
Fri Sep 20 11:24:00 MDT 1996


  >  From: Tom Condit
  >  To: marxism2 at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
  >  Subject: The state (authoritarianism)
  >  Date: Wednesday, 18 September 1996 3:35AM
  >
  >  [.........]
  >  At the same time, I want to share a little gem of how *not* to
  >  approach this problem, one which I believe illustrates the
  >  convergence between utopianism and authoritarianism which Justin
  >  fears. I'd commend this to all of you who think differences of
  >  opinion will naturally disappear in a communist society. Think
  >  hard about how your opinions differ from the ones below.

 No one has put the position that "differences of opinion will naturally
disappear in a communist society", have they?

  >
  >  [.........]
  >  *****
  >
  >  HOW WE CHOOSE LEADERS
  >
  >  In communist society there won't be elections to choose leaders.
  >  There will be only one party, because workers everywhere (unlike
  >  the bosses) all have a common interest. This party will make and
  >  carry out all policy decisions collectively, in a centralized
  >  way. The choice of leaders -- both individuals and collectives --
  >  will be made the same way it is in the Progressive Labor Party
  >  today.
  >  [..........]

Jesus!  I look forward to communism then... one big military camp

Tony Hartin


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