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Re: The GPL and groupthink


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The GPL and groupthink
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:50:05 +0100
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John Hasler <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup writes:
>> If you compare the writings of the "founding fathers" of communism
>> with the actions of existing communist parties and governments, you'll
>> find it hard to believe that _anybody_ knows what communism is.
>
> That applies to any political ideology whose advocates have ever
> achieved political power.

Well, it is hard to argue against the prevailing philosophical direction
in political power being cynicism.  Most governments declare ideals
quite in line with that ancient school of thought, and the execution is
quite in line with the modern meaning of that word.

Basically, we seem to deal with a universal equation

power + philosophy -> mockery

-- 
David Kastrup


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