posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 12:20 AM
a reply to: LDragonFire
I don't disagree with you as much as you might think. We do not have the capitalism that we had in the past.
We've always had a mixture of socialism and capitalism, from what I can see. Our basic education system is a form of socialism. Property owners paid
for the schools whether they had kids or not. An accepted mild, local form of socialism.
Families are mostly socialist in their nature, from what I can see. At least financially. A benevolent dictator-these days, mom- who decides who gets
what and how much...each according to their needs and ABILTY TO PAY...cough, cough.
That system starts to break down the larger it gets. Eventually, it collapses under it's own weight.
I really don't want to get into the "what went wrong' trap. I honestly and fully believe that the direction we are going, assuming you also see a
difference between the two parties, is leading us down a dark path.
The more we lose the economic battle the more the cry for gov't intervention-freebies- while we have less and less to pay for them. A road to
Someone has to generate the wealth to pay for services. No system did that better than our original capitalism. Ever.
If this ends up collapsing, and I don't see a solution, then I prefer going down FREE....as possible under the circumstances.. my choice, not someone
telling me about everyone else's 'rights'....
edit on 17-6-2015 by nwtrucker because: (no reason given)