"This is a world integrating at a fast rate, with enormous economic, cultural and political consequences...Globalization isn't something done to us. It is something we are, consciously or unconsciously doing to and for ourselves....There is a real danger that the institutions of global politics lag seriously behind the challenges they are called upon to resolve...This is a test for all of us. A test of our commitment to make globalization work. A test of our global leadership."  Tony Blair speaking at Lord Mayor's banquet.

"That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic can not stand." "The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least can not stand."  "The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews can not stand.  These hallowed walls we must tear down."  (Obama speaking in Berlin, July 2008)

The Berlin wall did not come down because communism was defeated.  It came down because common-ism succeeded.  Traditional communism (national communism) was replaced with Transformational common-ism (globalism) where 'alienated labor' (labor acquiring little or no dopamine emancipating outside of capital, i.e. stored of dopamine emancipation, i.e. 'surplus labor') is replaced with 'Eros labor' (dopamine emancipating labor with controlled dopamine emancipation for 'all'), the mandatory praxis of 'voluntarism,' i.e. the praxis of socialism, i.e. working for the 'all,' under duress.

One of the best (simplist) responses I have read about communism and free market is the following on the website: in response to the article Capitalism bad, Marxism good: Dalai Lama in the blog, GunBlog plus, America IS Exceptional.

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trainer wrote:

Capitalism is what happens in the absence of a forced economic system. It's what people naturally do to procure as many necessities as they can and then to increase wealth to guard against future shortages of necessities. If you want call that greed, so be it. I call it good sense.

As for the Dalai Lama- he suffers from the same delusions that all communists suffer from. It's not that only oppressive regimes have tried communism. It's that communism is oppressive and which ever government tries to implement it will have to become oppressive.

Since it's beginning, communism has always attracted people who have nothing but the best intentions. Who wouldn't want to end poverty, make sure every has respectable work and a stable life? The reality is that is ignores, human nature, and natural laws of economics creates oppression and poverty everywhere it has been tried and will always do so.