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Feb 16, 2003 01:51 AM
by leonmaurer


Thanks for the reference. I didn't check the source when I forwarded the 
I'm not Marxist, so I'm not much in favor of the kind of militant communism 
promoted by the WWP. But, I believe in employee owned corporations, and 
cross the board profit sharing within a capital based free market system 
where financers can also own shares with values commendurate with their 
investments. When I was a corporate entrepreneur many years ago, all my 
corporations were employee owned and investior shared. I think this multiple 
management system is more in line with theosophical principles, and if 
universally applied, under a truly representative democratic governmental 
structure could result in a better balance of wealth, as well as freedom 
among all the people -- without its top heavy concentration among the favored 
few, as is currently the case -- or require a corruption and dictator prone 
central planning system that makes socialist governments so oppressive. But, 
this isn't the place to talk about such things. :-)

Best Regards,


In a message dated 02/15/03 1:32:15 AM, writes:

> Pretty good composing as a read, not that I subscribe to the sources,
>in Particular the Organizers of the "Not in My Name Rally." 
>Workers World Party In 1959 by a pro-Soviet communist faction of the
>Socialist Workers Party split off and formed the WWP. This group supported
>oppressive Soviet actions: Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, and
>Poland in the early 1980s. They fielded their first candidate for president
>in 1980. In 1996 their presidential candidate Monica Moorehead appeared
>on the ballot in 12 states and won 29,100 votes. They have a great site 
>graphically, and offer updated news stories from a communist perspective,
>with deference to China (yech!) and Cuba. The militant WWP believes that
>"the power of the workers and the oppressed is in the streets, not in 
>Washington." How true, but these guys are not the ones we want to be sharing
>barricades with.
> John 

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