posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:23 PM
This may seem off topic at first but just bear with me:
One of the biggest problems with Communism is that is seems to operate in contrast to human nature, and therefor is inherently unstable. The Soviet
system of government allowed all power of the state to flow up to the top, making it in actuality an aristocracy of the party, a bureaucracy of
immense and wasteful proportions out of touch with the common man.
When are people going to realize that our capitalist system is no different then Soviet communism. Lets take a look at the broad effects our system
has on our society.
Capitalism is unnatural. Like communism, capitalism cannot exist in a natural state as it will destroy itself in such a state. For example, without
socialist regulations, business will consolidate resources in a capitalist system over and over until there is only one business that provides every
service, a super monopoly. Without regulations to prevent this it is the natural course of capitalism. But at that point is it still capitalism?
No. So rather then finding a system that works naturally, we artificially maintain a broken system by borrowing elements of another broken system.
Capitalism and democracy cannot coexist. A democracy isn't a democracy if every individual doesn't have an even voice. Sure we each get one vote
(usually, if we ignore things like the electoral college) but to say that makes us a democracy would be naive at best. What really makes the gears
turn in our society is money. And to say that the man working at 7/11 has just as much opportunity to voice his opinion as Bill Gates would be
absurd. So the more money you have the better you are able to invest in propaganda to get your opinions out there. This will never change as long as
our society and economics don't change. No laws will ever change this, because the people with the power now are the people with money. They
aren't going to support the dissemination of power they already posses amongst the masses. It's very unlikely.
So rather then worrying about how to fix our broken system, people should worry about how to replace it, and with what? I mean, communism and
capitalism aren't the only economic possibilities out there people. There is no universal law that dictates such. Be creative, start thinking of
alternatives, and think about natural law and human nature when doing so. An ideal system would take advantage of the good and bad aspects of our
nature to produce a society that is fair and equitable for all it's members. I don't see any ways such a society can exist with centralized
government, as such centralization goes against the very idea of freedom. Rather, peacekeeping should happen on a global scale and governance on a
So rather then trying in vain to fix something that can't be fixed because it's natural state is broken, why not affect real change in the world by
gathering like minded individuals and starting an intentional community that's run the way you all as a community see fit. Go out and make an
example of yourselves, show the world that you can in fact live a normal, happy life without the "system", as we've done it for most of human
history. The system in any form has always been a tool of oppression. It won't be destroyed through violent revolution either, as violence creates
conflict and conflict requires a "system" to maintain the war machine and coordinate the battles. Such centralization of military might is a recipe
Just my 2c, have a great day.