bounced from Nestor #2

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Nov 7 15:33:27 MST 1999

--- Macdonald Stainsby <mstainsby at>
> This post reminds me of a Russian joke I read in a
> book by Michael Parenti:
> "What did capitalism accomplish in one year that
> socialism couldn't do in
> seventy years?"
> A: "make socialism look good."

Earlier in this century, Gordon Childe posited the
idea that the material measure of the progressiveness
of a social system was the mass of population it would
be able to sustain. The shift back to capitalism is
carrying the fSU to a demographic catastrophe.
Capitalism simply can not hold people alive. A tough
way to learn the worthiness of the most degraded
versions of socialism.


Nestor Miguel Gorojovsky

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