From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 08 Dec 2002 - 16:47:24 GMT
Interesting piece Joe !
But IMO what the writer fails to see, but that wasn 't his concern I
is that nowadays, revolutions in capitalistic countries can begin on other,
therefor no less radical lines of thought.
I take as an example the situation where my country, Belgium, was in just
after the Dutroux- case broke out. If the parents, than in Brussels had the
nerve to light the fuse the people would had followed, but the only reason
for their existence consisted out of knowing the thruth about their
something that they, after 5 years not yet know !
If you can accept that not thus the initial premise about the falling rate
profit can be the only thing by which a revolution can start than everything
is possible. If peoples are ain 't getting emotional, spiritual, social,
even political satisfaction IMO, this can lead to revolution.
Another example, in fact 2, just after WWII King Leopold III ' refused '
to renounce to the trone, a civil war was eminent, and the second time
it was about 15 years ago when his son, Boudewijn I refused to sign the
abortion- law, again the pre- revolution voices were heard.
In the former its political in origin, the latter was religious based.
But in both cases, people were willing to set their profit aside for more
personal, socially, political, religiously reasons.
And for the record, I suspect that the ethnical differences in the US will
play their tricks if you are not careful...
Again, this will have nothing to do with poverty, but all with identitiy !
The immiserization thesis of Marx and the revision by Baran and Waller-
stein collapses if you take other reasons than poverty into account.
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