posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 09:50 AM
reply to post by mordant1
Another good one Mordant1!
Infants, with no capabilities of their own are natural communists...
Adolescents are socialists, they are supported and expect it and if they do chose earn some money nowadays they keep it for themselves...
The greater degree of self sufficiency the greater transition to capitalism, where mature self sufficiency occurs...
You've got a great sense of humor. Probably anyone with kids should be able to see the point you're making, good
Communism, Socialism, call it by other names too, who cares, it can all boil down to MORE government, not less. And that is never a good thing. The
USA became a great nation, not because of a few wealthy land owners who met each year in Washington, but rather, because they thought it was better to
let people manage themselves.
And in days gone by, people did manage themselves, they HAD TO. They may have gone out in the covered wagon, but when they got to Indian country,
there was no calling 911. If the wagon wheel fell off, they fixed it. And it never entered their heads that it would have been someone else's job
to do so.
Common sense really. But a further point is that while these pioneers were helping themselves, they were also becoming better people, through the
process. As you pointed out, we could say they were becoming more responsible
, or mature people.
Maybe our lives have become too easy. Of course, if the socialistic communists get their way, the "easy life" won't last long...