Re: Balmer Sez... "Linux is Communism"

  • From: "F.M. Taylor" <root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 08:25:36 -0500 (EST)

Actually I see it more as Marxist Socialism:

MARX: scientific socialism - dictatorship of proletariat
   -Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

vestiges of capitalism continue to exist (such institutions as state,
market, and money)

the state represents the masses -- it is not coercive

income differentials remain to motivate workers: "from each according
to his ability, to each according to his labor"

cooperation replaces competition

production of goods and services that provide social utility (rather
than maximize profits) - as determined by a plan of economic activities

classless society - abolition of the distinction between rural and
urban areas, elimination of exploitation and alienation through the
abolition of private property


Mike Taylor
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