posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:34 PM
Boot Camp: Poor.
Well, the poor can only be helped by giving them an endless stream of physical labor, which suit their meager intellectual capacities. They would be
payed fairly of course. And they could be used to construct some of the greatest projects of our time; seemingly useless monuments to Presidents on
some cliff face in the middle of nowhere, massive dams that tend to suck dry the valleys in which they are situated, and community beautification
projects. Just like the Egyptians' pyramid builders were not slaves, they were in fact paid labor, these migrant workers would fuel the greatest
artistic and economic projects the world has ever seen. And of course all of them would rather rot in the ground and do drugs than be given free
Oh, did you mean ending poverty itself? That's another story.
John Adams expressed this nicely.
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy,
geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting,
poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
It seems that any sufficiently advanced society tends to gravitate toward socialism. Now couple the political paradigm of socialism with an economic
paradigm of abundance. That combined socioeconomic notion, I believe, is the ultimate goal of any intelligent society or culture.
Of course, John Adams' love for learning was unparalleled. And this may have lent to some of the bias in the above quote.
[edit on 28-10-2008 by cognoscente]