When Marx returned to London from a vacation in Germany during which
some aristocratic friends had wined and dined him, someone asked him:
That kind of entertainment wouldn't be available under socialsm. Marx
replied,I'll be dead by then.
The cave paintings of southern France (which include poor ones, sort of
scribbles, at the lower parts of the walls, indicating youthful
practice) seem to reflect a certain joy in being alive, and yet those
poor saps didn't have MacBooks. What foolishness to measure a set of
human relations by the gimcracks they produce. I got through grad school
using a Royal portable, that skidded all over the desk when one typed.
How come capitalism hadn't provided me with a computer. It's sort of
entertaining to come across these scraps of Michael B's ranting when
others quote him. I wonder if socialism will ever produce that kind of
On 10/7/2011 5:36 PM, Larry Romsted wrote:
> From: Michael Balter<[log in to unmask]>
> Could socialism have produced the MacBook? I hope so.