posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:37 PM
Chairman Mao had great dreams for humanity. He wanted people to contribute to society without the carrot on a stick of currency. He wanted to remove
greed from the human species through force. Unfortunately you cannot force people to do this, you can only educate them and hope that they arrive to
it through personal desire. Capitalism is currently the best form of motivation to encourage humans to design new cures to diseases, and to invent new
technology, to claim patents on life saving air bags and seat belts, to develop more energy efficient methods of using power.
Just like you cannot force people to not drink by banning alcohol, or force people to not use drugs through a war on drugs, or force people to become
Atheist by outlawing religion.
You cannot force people to work hard and contribute to society without any physical reward/motivation to do so. Even the threat of death is not
I do like one quote by Chairman Mao "Civilize the mind, but make savage the body".
And Chairman Mao believed in equality of the sexes.
So those things are good.
The rest, not so much.
Then again in the United States military everyone of the same rank receives the same amount of salary, regardless if you bust your ass working 12
hours a day 7 days a week in the hot sun doing manual labor on third shift, or if you work 8 hours a day, 4 days a week on day shift, sitting in a
computer chair is a nice comfortable air conditioned office checking youtube all day long.
You make the same amount of money. Regardless of how hard you work, or what your job is.
And our military fought and invaded other countries to prevent them from setting up a system where everyone gets paid the same amount of money
regardless of what job they do or how hard they work.
One of the most interesting ironies from history if you ask me.