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Originally posted by FIFIGI
This is called a selection for power. That is true - this has shaped the history of humanity.
However humans have other capacities that are surpressed:
- creativity - invention can be another option if there is a need for power
- love unconditional - instead of focusing on Self human beeings are capable to prioratise and care about others
- cooperation - instead of individualism (capitalism, free market...). When cooperating anmd teamworking, people can achieve more than in isolation
If people would be trained to use these capabilities and not see themselves in fractions (idelogical, religious, racial, eceonmic, nationalistic...), but as One race... as connected deeply to all living things, then the future will be different from what you are saying.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Originally posted by jimmyx
c'mon sky...taking something by force is capitalism?? even you don't believe that.
Maybe not skyfloating, but it is obvious that a lot of people have forgotten the lessons of history.
I guess the Communist U.S.S.R. was Capitalistic, and Imperialistic when they set out to conquer the Middle East in the end of the 1970s, and 1980s...
I guess the Muslims that converted to Islam and united to spread Islam around the world in the 7th century, and set out to conquer Europe were CAPITALISTIC, and IMPERIALISTIC....
I guess the Communist Chinese government must have been Capitalistic, and Imperislistic when they invaded Tibet, and as they keep on oppressing Tibetans, and other minorities....
Phew, yeah....it is all the fault of the imperialist U.S., and Capitalism....
[edit on 17-12-2009 by ElectricUniverse]
Originally posted by SpectreDC
You know, I didn't bother reading the rest of this thread because quite frankly, if the original post is a theme of what was to come, I didn't want to risk the brain damage.
OP, I have some tasks for you.
Learn what Communism is
Learn what Capitalism is
Learn what Imperialism is
Learn past historical examples of imperialistic conquests over the ages
Learn how current corporate imperialistic-esqe actions have not only destroyed impoverished peoples, but destroys the ecosystem as well.
Once you've decided to move your cranium out of your rump and into the fresh air, using correct terminology and stop with these nonsensical beliefs of yours, I think you and I could move on with this discussion.
Not that you will.
Originally posted by davesidious
reply to post by Getsmart
Or it was just a movie. I know this is a conspiracy website, but c'mon! Really? You folks are getting all worked up over a god-damned MOVIE. James Cameron loves money, and this movie has made him a ton. If you read about how it was passed around, and has been in development (since the initial screenplay was written) for about 30 years, saying it has some sort of warning or prophecy or indoctrination in it is plain delusional, as it's 30 years later than the movie was first conceived.
This thread is why people laugh at conspiracy theorists. All conspiracy, no theory, and plenty of conjecture to tie everything together. Mmmm irrational.
I was disturbed by the cheering from the audience towards the end when the humans – US soldiers fighting on behalf of an American corporation – were being wiped out by the Na’vi. Washington is one of the most liberal cities in America and you come to expect almost anything here – but still the roars of approval which greeted the on-screen killing of US military personnel were a shock to the system, especially at a time when the United States is engaged in a major war in Afghanistan.