by thenewgreen 400 days ago · link · parent · post: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest minds the world has ever known...
I'd be interested to read that. If you are open to sharing it, you should post it here I'm sure others would enjoy it too. I think it was b_b that once made the point that calling something "communist" because it resembles "one" of the tenants Marx put forth is disingenuous and misleading. I always appreciated that b_b, I think it was in response to a hootsbox discussion.
by b_b 400 days ago · link
This post, a pretty good, but slightly vitriolic discussion on the nature of capitalism and Jefferson. Sometimes the Founding Fathers become like gods; we all read their words and apply our own wisdom and interpret what they said to match our current ideology. There's no objective reading of history.
by thenewgreen 400 days ago · link
Yes. There it is:
- As to the Marx comparison, there are 10 pillars of communism. Progressive income tax is one, but it does not exist in a vacuum. To say that advocating a progressive income tax is akin to Marxism is very much along the lines of saying that anyone who thinks murder is wrong is Jewish, since Moses forbade it.