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Originally posted by Vortiki
reply to post by 2manyquestions
You want to know why no one can strike a peaceful deal? I'll tell you why. Money. Money, money, money. Money gives people the means to do anything they can think of. It is the one thing that is wanted by nearly everyone. There are PLENTY of alternatives to energy and such things, but they are all tossed aside because there is no money to be made off it. If anyone seriously wants to "fix the planet" that's where they need to start. The majority of crimes that happen are in some way, shape, or form, related to a monetary gain. Big companies do what is cheapest and most profitable and we pay for it on an individual and world wide level. It has nothing to do with these citizens being in poverty because those citizens buy things.
Resourced based economy vs "capitalist economy" resourced based will win every time. That's what happens when we work together to do things because we can, not because we can afford to. Prime example, we still rely on oil and fossil fuels when we have had the capability for free energy since Nikola Tesla in the 1800's. You can point whatever finger at whatever reason/person, but when it all comes down to it, people don't 'do', merely claim that someone should.