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I've never understood how proponents of the "destroy all symbols of wealth" line of reasoning. How do we define what's frivolity and what's socially acceptable? Is there some kind of committee who decide whether owning a boat with an outboard motor for enjoyment is a social faux pas?

Probably, and said committee would become corrupt overnight and let themselves and their friends keep their yachts while everyone else gives them in for the good of the people. It's not like we've seen such a thing occur historically though so it's an interesting test case. Oh wait we have.

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I've never understood how proponents of the "destroy all symbols of wealth" line of reasoning. How do we define what's frivolity and what's socially acceptable? Is there some kind of committee who decide whether owning a boat with an outboard motor for enjoyment is a social faux pas?

Probably, and said committee would become corrupt overnight and let themselves and their friends keep their yachts while everyone else gives them in for the good of the people. It's not like we've seen such a thing occur historically though so it's an interesting test case. Oh wait we have.

 

Reminds me a bit of that book Animal Farm. That was an allegory for communism though, wasn't it?

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I've never understood how proponents of the "destroy all symbols of wealth" line of reasoning. How do we define what's frivolity and what's socially acceptable? Is there some kind of committee who decide whether owning a boat with an outboard motor for enjoyment is a social faux pas?

Probably, and said committee would become corrupt overnight and let themselves and their friends keep their yachts while everyone else gives them in for the good of the people. It's not like we've seen such a thing occur historically though so it's an interesting test case. Oh wait we have.
Reminds me a bit of that book Animal Farm. That was an allegory for communism though, wasn't it?Stalinism i.e. not real communism, but state capitalism. Napoleon is Stalin, Snowball is Trotsky. Orwell himself was a socialist and anti-totalitarian. Edited by Black_MiD

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It's also quite a poor analysis of the Russian Revolution, depicting the Russian people as morons that got hoodwinked by their betters, not to mention having the gall to imply that the Russian Empire was a better place to live than the Soviet Union. Orwell was just notoriously bitter towards the Soviet Union and Stalin in particular, blaming them for the anarchists losing the Spanish Civil War. Can't really blame him.

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