Monday, February 21, 2005

The Dissolution of Tribal Socialism

From Le Sabot Post-Moderne: Self-defeating Socialists:
There are two nuggets here:

1. The folly of many who believe that economics that 'work' in a nation of 9 million relatively homogenous people will be equally efficient in a massively diverse one of 280 million.

2. Socialistic economics only work even fitfully when there's a very strong shared sense of community and purpose. It's ironic that the very people who most want socialistic policies in the States are also those most aggressively pushing multiculturalism -- a dogma which destroys any national sense of community and unity.
Sr. Discoshaman has a good point about socialism and tribalism being compatible, but socialism and multiculturalism or the melting-pot being incompatible.

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