Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 11:02:26AM +0100, Mitja Podreka wrote:
>> The terms socialism and communism were vandalised by the authoritarian
>> governments and individuals, in order to legitimate their authorities.
> The terms socialism and communism where not vandalized, they are and
> always have been synonmymous with authoritarianism.
> There is a lot of truth to that. Take a look at Hillary Clinton's
> rhetoric about wanting to "take" oil company profits and tax revenues
> lost by tax cuts and wanting to redistribute them more fairly. That is
> Democracy in action. The mob being whipped up to support taking other
> people's private property for themselves.
So the Standard Oil Trust was a good thing, and we should welcome it's