|At 02:05 PM 12/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I go by the old stand-bys: freedom without equality is just privilege.
>Socialism is the pursuit of the universalization of privilege where freedom
>is privilege made universal. In fact, the fight for democratic reform has
>always been one of taking privileges of the elite -- their definition of
>freedom -- and making them universal.
I'd go further, adding a key point. In simple terms, the "bourgeois
revolution" was about making political power so that it wasn't inheritable.
The socialist revolution will make economic power so that it's not