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Mormon Anarchism

Postby Lowdoggy Dogg » Mon 08 Oct, 2007 02:03 pm

I was blog-hopping and came upon a site for a publication called the Mormon Worker. It advocates collectivist anarchism, akin to socialism, as the highest ideal for the Mormon Worker. I blogged about it and thought it might inspire interesting discussion here.

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Postby shrff » Tue 09 Oct, 2007 11:16 am

People seem to get really into this and try to apply different economic models, but I think Zion as an economic system is pretty simple.

1. There is no class, so Capitalism is out.
2. Yet, people have agency and are motivated, so Socialism/Communism is also out.
3. What then motivates people if not the invisible hand or the sword? Love for God and neighbor. This is the heart of Zion as an economic system.

Should we hate capitalism? Clearly not, it's the best telestial economic system that we can get since agency is pretty well provided for.

Yet, should capitalism be celebrated? I choose not to celebrate it, but I am grateful for it. Marx was laregely correct in his critique of Capitalism, yet, he was never able to come up with a better system. I don't think there is one that can exist in a telestial world. I tend to privately self-identify as a Zionist, rather then as a capitalist or a democrat or a republican or whatever.

I've been dealing with the BOM Geography nuts lately, but these guys make them seem tame. I respect people who take time to try and deal with the fringe, even though crazy people don't listen...

Keep it up Lowdoggy, I salute you, sir!
"I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos!" Walter Sobchak

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