posted on May, 21 2011 @ 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Bramble Iceshimmer
All these riots world wide, people wanting freedom and to overthrow their governments. They want jobs.
So how do they think they are going to accomplish this by tearing down the institutions of government and business. Who will they appoint as new
overseer to allocate jobs. You look like a sewage plant worker comrade, go do your duty to society and we will let you live in apartment and give you
vouchers for food. You comrade, need to work the fields to feed the other workers. Comrade, you are old and of no benefit to society, take this pill
to relieve society of the burden of your presence.
Will they be able to cooperate, not be jealous of others. We can’t have sewage workers, field workers living next to factory workers. We can’t
have any workers living next to overseers. Workers don’t need cars, boats, jet skis, computers or game consoles, they only need to eat, sleep and
work for the benefit of society.
I think your view is at best, simplistic. We have to admit that, in the same way that Eastern European/Soviet communism does not work, neither does
the current "democracy" of the Occidental Hemisphere.
For the record, we currently have an oligarchy that is intent on returning to the "Gilded Age". If you think the words you used will spark fear in
my heart, they won't. We are already living in a society in which social mobility is being curtailed by the sticker price on a diploma. And even if
you are willing to spend an inordinate amount of money on an education, you are voluntarily submitting yourself to a life of indebted servitude.
People that have debts to pay, will not risk losing a job, even if it offers very limited benefits, or *gasp* none at all.
Historically speaking, we are overdue for a large re-imagining of our socio-economic system (usually preceded by uncomfortable social uprisings).
Only difference, is now it will be happening in real time, for all the world to see and follow suit. We have more knowledge available to us than ever
before, and I have faith that we can live in a fairer society. Don't get me wrong, I am all for capitalism, but we are currently living under a
corporatist state, those are two very distinct animals. Corporations, have taken over the world, and if you think that having a rich, fulfilling life
only consists of having cars, boats, jet skis, etc., then you need to turn off the TV and take a good look around.
Love & Peace!