posted on Dec, 8 2003 @ 04:41 PM
I'm thinking more in the overall picture. Communism, socialism, capitalism, and the other -isms are techniques that initially try to accomplish the
same goals: provide security for men, let people do what suits them best, and maintain social order. Implementations of governance get flawed and
corrupted, but I think they all start out with the same aims.
I'm also concerned with citizens being on the same side, as individuals - not part of power structures. If I was to talk to the most die-hard
socialist or fascist, I'm sure we'd have the same basic goals: eat good food, keep our family safe, and be free to pursue our individual
Of course, there are always exceptions. Some people want to be above everyone else. It just strikes me as odd that every civilization aims to
accomplish the same things, hence all on the same side.
It's the technique that gets distorted and individual yahoos that mess things up. "People are people," as the cliche goes.