posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:50 PM
reply to post by GradyPhilpott
You can't really say that because there hasn't been a non-capitalist system that has had a chance to work to compare to. So really of course it
looks good all by itself, but if you look deeper its nothing but exploitation at the expense of the majority of the worlds population.
The worlds resources were monopolised by the few at a time when the majority were not educated enough to know what was going on. By the time we
became educated enough to realise it was too late. Some of course didn't realise and have spent generations chasing carrots when we could have been
building a system that was fair to ALL not just a lucky few.
How many have caught that carrot and isn't it time you realised it ain't gonna happen? But then probably not as the American attitude seems to be
for self rather than community. That btw being another symptom of the disease of capitalism, the break down of society created by a lack of community
awareness. People consume while society falls down all around them. Rome anyone?
An interesting point is that you can have socialism without capitalism, but you can't have capitalism without socialism...
Capitalism is the Mona Lisa, Socialism is the nail that holds it up. Without Capitalism all you have is an ugly nail in the wall. Without
Socialism you are left with only a broken work of art on the floor
(Not sure who said that? Anyone?)
Edit to add; Actually the nail is the real hero in this story...
Oh and yeah the OP is correct...
The Dilemmas of Capitalism
[edit on 19/4/2008 by ANOK]