Corrective: Socialism and Solidarity

January 28, 2011

Apparently there are jackasses everywhere…even in Sweden.  Darn.  Since Mr. Angst has a “righteous, rude and restless” pop-up requiring a login to Twitter which prevents me from posting a comment in response, my response to a few of his asinine conclusions are below:

socialism is incompatible with solidarity.

Fundamentally, this is because socialism doesn’t fight poverty. Socialism fights wealth.

Monetary wealth is a proxy for purchasing power.  Purchasing power is relative.  There is no monetary wealth without monetary poverty.  Fighting monetary wealth fights monetary poverty. Read the rest of this entry »

the enemy: theft culture

February 20, 2010

We need to work effectively in order to have food to eat.  However, we need to eat good food before we can work effectively.  So, tough stuff, where did this “first bite” come from?   This “first bite” comes from other people, in expectation that we will use the energy they have given us to give back to them and others in turn.  The result of this exchange is that we feed each-other beyond surviving, into thriving.

However, there are Read the rest of this entry »

Equal societies are safer, healthier, happier

July 24, 2009

These days have me questioning our current predicaments:   Why did we get to where we are at today? Two answers, two sides of the same coin: Greed and need. Read the rest of this entry »