Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Democratic Socialist Paradigm of Kathie Glass

It is no secret that I am a Gandhian in the sense that I worship God as Truth Only, and I have no real problem with collectivism in a stateless environment, as is shown in the libertarian socialism of Gandhiji, my Internet co-hort Noam Chomsky, etc.  I am not a libertarian socialist, which, in my studies, requires a stateless society in order to exist, by the way.  I am a Tolstoyan ("swear not"--give no allegiance to Caesar/ government by oath or affirmation), Gandhian (One who worships God as Truth Only), Rothbardian ( anarco-capitalist, Ron Paul) Libertarian (You do it your way, I'll do it mine).

The demarkation line that concerns me is that any attempt at libertarian socialism within the state conception of life (for a local public school, for example) becomes democratic socialism (Mandela. King), and this represents the violence of the state, if utilized at any level.  There is no ultimate local control under the state conception of life, and I see no evidence of Kathie Glass endorsing a stateless society.

Therefore, I am forced to conclude she is operating under the false hope of developing a libertarian socialist paradigm in her free public school proposal, while in reality endorsing the violence of democratic socialism.  Remember, Marxism is insidious.  If you let it in the door, it will grow until it chokes out everything in the greenhouse.  Government indoctrination day camps for children (10th Plank of "The Communist Manifesto") is not benign.

Gene Chapman, CEO
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