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May 1 2007 15:29
Capitalism.org

Anyone else apart from me find this site highly amusing? My favourite quote is " is it right to rape, steal and kill, capitalism says no, democracy says yes if the majority allow it"
http://www. capitalism.org/

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May 1 2007 16:15
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If evil is that which destroys man's life -- and to look after one's self interest -- is to support one's life, then how can selfishness be rationally held to be evil? It cannot.

grin

Also, I like the way they encourage everyone to place selfishness above all things, and then ask for donations to keep the site open…

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May 1 2007 18:11
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If evil is that which destroys man's life -- and to look after one's self interest -- is to support one's life, then how can selfishness be rationally held to be evil? It cannot.

grin

Also, I like the way they encourage everyone to place selfishness above all things, and then ask for donations to keep the site open…

It's that charity which capitalists swear will be sufficient to care for the poor!

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May 2 2007 03:39

How does to market adjust to stop raping, stealing and killing?

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May 2 2007 03:45
Guilt wrote:
Saii wrote:
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If evil is that which destroys man's life -- and to look after one's self interest -- is to support one's life, then how can selfishness be rationally held to be evil? It cannot.

grin

Also, I like the way they encourage everyone to place selfishness above all things, and then ask for donations to keep the site open…

It's that charity which capitalists swear will be sufficient to care for the poor!

Reminds me, there is/was a loony right wing cult in the town where I live called Zenith Applied Philosphy, ZAP for short. they used to do things like harrass owners of lada cars for being closet communists and such like. They used to have to do public humiliation for pannance wearing their underwear on the outside of their trousers and suchlike. I remember seeing one a few years back where this guy was speaking about 'free market charity" where if you gave someone something you could expect that person to work it off at a later time.

There's very little about ZAP on the web, they keep to themselves these days as they've all grown up and now are respectable businessmen and politicians

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith_Applied_Philosophy

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May 2 2007 10:45

They didn't seem to have a clue as to what capitalism actually is or how it works. They point to China a being 'Communist', anyone with the slightest knowledge of economics would realise what China is. I also love the reference to the enviroment. Why would you pollute your own land? it is bad in the long term.

provided me with at least half an hours amusement to put me off essay writing!

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May 2 2007 11:08
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How does to market adjust to stop raping, stealing and killing?

In the same way as it adjusts to stop train spotting, gardening and bell ringing.

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May 3 2007 02:35
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How does to market adjust to stop raping, stealing and killing?

In the same way as it adjusts to stop train spotting, gardening and bell ringing.

But of course, why couldn't I see that before?

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May 3 2007 08:40
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But of course, why couldn't I see that before?

Authoritarian conditioning, sexual repression and the irrational in politics.

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May 3 2007 08:45

Maybe this is just me being irrational, but I'd much rather some sad sexual innadequate entertained himself by going trainspotting, rather than raping or murdering me.

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May 3 2007 09:34
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Maybe this is just me being irrational, but I'd much rather some sad sexual innadequate entertained himself by going trainspotting, rather than raping or murdering me.

Christian.

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May 3 2007 14:35

well, what do you expect from Randoids and right-"libertarians"?

The whole point is to deny reality, praise the elite and misrepresent other theories. They obviously, for example, do not understand what democracy means -- they should at least understand Rousseau's concept of the general will and that the majority voting for something does not make it right.

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May 3 2007 18:24
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they should at least understand Rousseau's concept of the general will and that the majority voting for something does not make it right

What's in it for them? (There's nothing in it for us either, you could explain what "should" means here).

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May 4 2007 17:51
yuda wrote:
How does to market adjust to stop raping, stealing and killing?

Abdication.

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May 4 2007 18:23

Edward VIII, his sacrifice was our salvation. God bless the Queen.

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May 4 2007 22:00
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Those who attempt to combine anarchism with capitalism, make the error of confusing the peaceful form of competition of capitalism -- trade, ideas, and dollars -- with the brutal "jungle" form of competition of anarchism -- brutality, whims, and bombs.

Deadly

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May 5 2007 05:00
georgestapleton wrote:
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Those who attempt to combine anarchism with capitalism, make the error of confusing the peaceful form of competition of capitalism -- trade, ideas, and dollars -- with the brutal "jungle" form of competition of anarchism -- brutality, whims, and bombs.

Deadly

that's fucking hilarious grin

a capitalist system backed up by mercenaries in lieu of a state = peaceful competition of ideas. here's a competition of trade, ideas and dollars; you have no property, i do, and thus the means to hire you and a load of mercenaries to keep you in line. you don't think this is good. my idea wins, PWNED11!!

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May 6 2007 00:30

"That is why Michael Jordan -- or a doctor -- gets paid millions of dollars more then the minimum wage. It depends on how well and how much they produce"

Definitely my favourite. All I have to do now is figure out exactly what it is Michael Jordan 'produces'.

Other than more T -cells.

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May 6 2007 00:46

"If a laborer -- say Michael Jordan -- "

theyre really flogging this michael jordan example like lol

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May 6 2007 10:23

i can't be bothered to look cos they're obviously nuts, but do they try and justify capitalism in terms of fair rewards for labour then? cos that's nuts, Adam Smith of all people stressed the profits of stock couldn't be understood as wages for a kind of labour, but were quite distinct.

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May 9 2007 05:00

they sound like my school economics book....