Monday, February 27, 2017

Socialism


I've noticed that persons representing the Socialist Alternative organization have showed up at several of the anti-Trump rallies around D.C. I took the trouble to look them up online and agree with many of their ideas, although I disagree with their estimation that "big businesses" are always and everywhere a bad thing. 

I frankly rather appreciate some big businesses, especially the ones that give evidence of possessing a social conscience. In fact, I would go so far as to say we ought to encourage big businesses to become more socially engaged rather to simply disparage them.  

Heck! Apple is a big business and it's greatest fault is that it produced the product that I use every day to maintain this blog. Microsoft is a big business and I use it's word processor more than I use my toothbrush. Google is a big business. . . Well, you get the idea. 

So I don't agree that big businesses are in and of themselves a problem. There are some big businesses that do a tremendous amount of good. We just need to better regulate the ones that don't.


9 comments:

  1. Waving flags and special red-colored indeed give some kind socialistic feeling

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  2. Is this a political party? Red flags always make me think of Communism.

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  3. This is exactly the problem in so many instances RR.. generalising is never a good idea!

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  4. ...oh, but we would rather have Fascism.

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  5. As with so many things, the solution is somewhere in the middle.

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  6. Well said! There must also be some dialogue.

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  7. Interesting post and I agree.

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  8. I'm not sure that I agree that Google is doing good... but I do agree that big business is necessary and should be doing good for their communities.

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