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Forum: Opposing Ideologies 17th April 2014, 02:54
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Dean
Actually, this is an opportunity to show that...

Actually, this is an opportunity to show that sex, and what is called sex work, is completely exploitative in capitalist society in such a way that wouldn't exist in a communist state of things.
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Forum: Philosophy 17th April 2014, 01:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dean
There have been so many crises in capitalism that...

There have been so many crises in capitalism that the regime has developed contingencies for. I don't see these as likely scenarios to doom capitalism or humanity for that matter. What is more likely...
Forum: Philosophy 19th November 2013, 13:57
Replies: 78
Views: 2,736
Posted By Dean
I'm a little surprised you didn't include more...

I'm a little surprised you didn't include more explicitly Marxist positions.

I have to admit that as I've aged, I've been a bit ambivalent about some certain labels (for instance, materialism and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2013, 23:44
Replies: 68
Views: 2,757
Posted By Dean
Yes, I've actually considered this as well. It is...

Yes, I've actually considered this as well. It is a common theme in consumer production to have a shorter life cycle when improvements are happening rapidly. This allows a stronger demand and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th August 2013, 02:06
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Dean
Most libertarians talk their points from a...

Most libertarians talk their points from a moralist or purist perspective. The notion isn't that the world is perfect, but that society will be better, or it is just, if nobody touches others' things...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th August 2013, 23:50
Replies: 68
Views: 2,757
Posted By Dean
If you're involved in an enterprise that is...

If you're involved in an enterprise that is helping to recycle old parts, I imagine your business will become much more busy in a situation of upheaval or reorganization on proletarian lines, for the...
Forum: Philosophy 9th May 2013, 16:04
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By Dean
I don't think that there is really anything that...

I don't think that there is really anything that can not be expressed in words to some extent. HOWEVER, and this has been mentioned in various discussions which invariably bring up Wittgenstein, no...
Forum: Theory 18th April 2013, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Dean
I don't think governments are only interested in...

I don't think governments are only interested in tax dollars. Graft goes far beyond that, and many of the most lucrative "free market" enterprises for the government are also the least taxed.

This...
Forum: Philosophy 4th April 2013, 19:37
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Dean
I think you are confusing rationality with a kind...

I think you are confusing rationality with a kind of extremist scientific engineering of society. The fact that you mention Huxley's brave new world is interesting - in his story, years are measured...
Forum: Philosophy 28th February 2013, 23:31
Replies: 113
Views: 4,258
Posted By Dean
The political application of violence is not some...

The political application of violence is not some simple metric you can paint black and white. What makes combatants worthy of violence inflicted on them, while non-combatants should enjoy complete...
Forum: Philosophy 21st February 2013, 19:00
Replies: 40
Views: 2,055
Posted By Dean
Google translate says this means: "Marches...

Google translate says this means: "Marches descend comrade?"

We have a dedicated Greek forum at RevLeft, otherwise, I recommend using http://translate.google.com if you would like to post in the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 19th February 2013, 13:49
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By Dean
Moved to OI. Please be aware that primitivists...

Moved to OI. Please be aware that primitivists are generally restricted here. As such, I'm moving this discussion to the Opposing Ideologies forum.

Primitivists are conceived of as those who...
Forum: Learning 19th February 2013, 13:46
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By Dean
Moved to Learning.

Moved to Learning.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 16th February 2013, 03:49
Replies: 78
Views: 3,508
Posted By Dean
I'm not sure that you have to. There are plenty...

I'm not sure that you have to. There are plenty of moral and philosophical arguments you can make one way or the other, but at the end of the day, as socialists or leftists, we have a totally...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 16th February 2013, 03:45
Replies: 94
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dean
vanukar, this a verbal warning for spam. This is...

vanukar, this a verbal warning for spam. This is not facebook - if everyone posted when they laughed, discussion would be buried. If you want to post "lol" or complaints about punctuation, be sure to...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 16th February 2013, 03:40
Replies: 78
Views: 3,508
Posted By Dean
Verbal warning for trolling.

Verbal warning for trolling.
Forum: Philosophy 11th February 2013, 13:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dean
I dunno how orthodox Marxist my position is, but...

I dunno how orthodox Marxist my position is, but this is what I recently said on the topic:
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 5th February 2013, 21:45
Replies: 81
Views: 3,267
Posted By Dean
Right, not what I'm talking about. I'm sure you...

Right, not what I'm talking about. I'm sure you encounter moral reprehension every day in your life, and like me, I'm sure you see what few battles are worth fighting. Chomsky & Finkelstein are very...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 5th February 2013, 12:37
Replies: 81
Views: 3,267
Posted By Dean
This is precisely the problem. Polemicism is...

This is precisely the problem. Polemicism is intentionally divisive and destructive. I admire those like Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky because they look for real solutions, without needlessly...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 5th February 2013, 12:24
Replies: 164
Views: 3,400
Posted By Dean
Thread moved to OI because that's what it is. I'm...

Thread moved to OI because that's what it is. I'm not convinced yet that you are necessarily a reactionary, so I'll hold off on restriction.
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If you don't...
Forum: Philosophy 4th February 2013, 01:50
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Dean
His is the only rational viewpoint I've ever...

His is the only rational viewpoint I've ever heard on the determinism / free will issue. Like so many issues, its not really that complicated, but if you want to make something "idealized" you can...
Forum: Theory 8th November 2012, 15:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dean
Good quote. The peak there is also the peak for...

Good quote. The peak there is also the peak for US social program spending (both under Nixon).
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd November 2012, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Dean
The inequality isn't new. Most of the property...

The inequality isn't new. Most of the property accumulations are not new. They are handed down from slavery, early 1900s fascism, war Keynesianism, corporatism, etc.

The problem is that...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd November 2012, 14:59
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By Dean
Its important to appreciate that the notion of...

Its important to appreciate that the notion of "winners" assumes competition. Iraqis are not winners. Iranians are not winners. And depending where you are in the US, Hispanics are not winners,...
Forum: Philosophy 2nd November 2012, 01:29
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dean
I have had the exact same feelings as you. But I...

I have had the exact same feelings as you. But I think its important to understand that the people you are talking to are not only to blame. So are you.

I know I come off as very offensive a lot...
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