Mises (1919) antes da aliança com Estaline
"Nation, State and Economy" (1919):
"If we wanted to throw ourselves into the arms of Bolshevism merely for the purpose of annoying our enemies, the robbers of our freedom and our property, or to set their house on fire too, that would not help us in the least. It should not be the goal of our policy to drag our enemies into our destruction with us. We should try not to be destroyed ourselves and try to rise again out of servitude and misery."
Mais tarde em "Liberalism" (1927), diria:
"Let the Russians be Russians. Let them do what they want in their own country. But do not let them pass beyond the boundaries of their own land to destroy European civilization. (...) Whether or not the Russian people are to discard the Soviet system is for them to settle among themselves."
“Value judgments stand outside of science and are always purely subjective. One cannot, therefore, classify nations according to their worth and speak of them as worthy or less worthy. Consequently, the question whether or not the Russians are inferior lies completely outside the scope of our consideration. We do not at all contend that they are so.” BUT
“So great is the intellectual sterility of the Russians that they were never able to formulate for themselves the expression of their own inmost nature’
“If the Russians had pursued the same capitalistic policy as the Americans, they would today be the richest people in the world.”
(As the American population is today?)
“In relation to human society and the community of nations their position is that of a people intent on nothing but the consumption of what others have accumulated”
(It is much better intent to allow others to accumulate at the expense of the denial of consumption to people in general)
Both systems are the image of a barbaric young, very young race: MAN
Está outra vez de férias, anda muito ocupado ou ficou intimidado com a arrogância do Ricardo?
Como enquadrqmento, Mises fala em 1919, saido do colapso da WWI, onde combateu pelos austriacos e aprece que na frente RUssa.
Generalizações sobre um povo, do tipo :
So great is the intellectual sterility of the Russians that they were never able to formulate for themselves the expression of their own inmost nature’
são, no meu fraco entender, no minimo idiotas qualquer que seja a época em que se fazem.
Pode dizer, isto é um pormenor no meio da obra vasta do sr. Mises mas, os pequenos pormenores são muito importantes.