well i'd say you wern't compleatley
crazy in wanting the currant ways brought down.
in fact i would suspect many others would wish for the
same thing, especialy if we could redistribute a good chunk of the resources that the rich controll (like the government
the problem is that if the currant power structure was to fall, then not only would all hell break loose in the general public, but it would also
leave a giant power vacuum
at the top. this is dangerous. as all the little peons (you and me), fight it out over any little scraps we can get
out hands on, like food and safety. someone or some organization would meanwhile take over in that top power position.
there is a very slim chance
that this could work to the benefit of all. most likely however we would find ourselves in an even worse position than we were in before.
the problem is that at ALL of our cores we are greedy
. as the famous saying goes "POWER CORRUPTS, [r]ABSOLUTE[/r] power corrupts
"!! an old yet very wise saying indeed. that is what is really wrong with the "communist" system. when looked at the ideals set for
have created a utopia. but it did not! why?
it is because ALL people have greed within their hearts. those in power
wanted and got more power crushing those who may have had at least some ideals for everyone. on top of that even the common peoples "greed" screwed
things up. "why work if i get the same anyway"? so instead of utopia you got- those in power only really looking out for themselves, and all the
peons having to do without as people had no real interest in doing stuff like actually contributing to society (for example making or growing stuff).
really why bother after all i can live even if i don't lift a finger.
now it seems that when you have a power vacuum the WRONG people end up with the power. this even happens within a democratic society where everyone is
voted in. popularity contests go to the popular choice not the best choice. heck you can see that especially clear in high school elections. now when
the top is totaly clear those who have a chance at suceeding are those with some sort of power. wheather it be support of the people because of
popularity (hi Hitler
), or armed might (how did they get that armed might?). yet again we end up with the wrong people at the top.
the truly sad thing is i certainly can not figure a way to avoid the pitfalls, i doubt that others can either. therefore the best thing is to TRY to
fix what is broken rather then to destroy it. likely trying to fix it won't work, but on the other hand at least the garbage we have now has SOME
structure and restraint involved. get rid of that and chances are you will end up with the worst dictatorship around. take a serious look at rebellion
and overthrowing of bad and corrupt governments through history. excepting in a few cases, things end up much worse for the little guy then before.