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Old May 17th, 2006, 12:06 AM  
kolte
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Default Re: Communism

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Originally Posted by advent_child
Umm...straight from Wikipedia...and my World History text book.

"The term "utopia" is combined from two Greek words — "no" (ou) and "place/land" (topos), thus meaning "nowhere" or more literally, "no-place/no-land". "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia#Etymology

"No Place" comes from it's etymology. Not it's literal definition.

And I do listen, occasionally, but still... can you chain me to a bed post?
I think i speak for the majority of vt when I say Wikipedia is an unreliable source.
even though in this case you are correct.
utopia means no place because it is impossible, as I stated eariler.
but the literal definiton, which is what I Imphesized in a previous post, is a perfect world.
obviously this is a false statement, becasue nothing is perfect.
hints the "no place" etomology of utopia.
So i was wrong, I retract my blunt comment.

this still does little to object that maxism is good and stalinism is bad.
your side has put all its power and knolwedge into offensive debate about stalinism when nobody on my side has argued against stalinism.
we reach a consenses on that part.
however, the type of communism we 'as in my side' support, is called marxism.
which, I becken you to try and bitch over.
you will find little backing to your arguments.



""The New Law of Righteousness," that there "shall be no buying or selling, no fairs nor markets, but the whole earth shall be a common treasury for every man," and "there shall be none Lord over others, but every one shall be a Lord of himself.""
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