August 20, 2004

As Mookie would say: "Actually requires thought"

I'm reading a weird little book titled "The Planet Mars and It's Inhabitants" by one Eros Urides who supposedly lived on Mars for a time. It's a whackjob book, the kind you find on UFO sites and the like, usually listed as 'true but suppressed important works'. I tried digging up more information on it, but all Googles lead to the sites that present it as non-fiction.

In the book, Eros Urides describes a utopian Mars where spirituality is part of the very fabric of life. Mars is 100% Christian, and much preaching ensueth within. But one passage kind of tweaks at me:

As all property is considered as belonging to the Father, and is held in common by the people of the planet, there exists no incentive for anyone to steal. Each individual has all he requires for his comfort.

Is it still communism if God replaces the State at the top?

Posted by Ted at August 20, 2004 01:20 PM
Category: Square Pegs

It'd be the only way communism could work: in a vacuum with an absolute authoritarian at the top.


Posted by: Linda at August 20, 2004 02:40 PM

Yes, it's still communism. The fact [sic] that the planet is 100% Christian could only be because of forced conformity.

Or, maybe the Martians are just averse to asking questions.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 21, 2004 01:12 PM
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