posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:08 AM
There is something critical which Peter Joseph is forgetting - the human attachment to desire, especially desire for POWER. There will always be those
who want to be the 'haves' and only feel good about 'having' when the other is a 'have-not'.
This seems to be ingrained into the human psyche - not just 'have', but 'have MORE than the other'.
Is this an evolutionary thing (primate societies are highly territorial, and we are from that lineage, assuming evolution is the way it all happened)?
Or is it a Kalyug thing (an era in which, acc. to hindu scripture, morals/mores/values are in the sewer)?
Or is it simply a blinded-by-abundance thing because never in known human history have we enjoyed so much access to so many things in such
unproductive/uncontributive roles (where people who produce little, but shuffle a lot, make the most money on our planet today).
Having 'stuff' is just a means for the 'power feeling'. Power itself is the end. Until that bug is there in the human psyche (even just the minority
of us), our problems will not go away.
Finally, as far as what they keep referring to as 'capitalism' as being a problem, it's not - the problem is neo-liberalism, where in a capitalist
economy, the government keeps giving cheques to non-performing companies (bailouts) and sort of skews the balance of things. It's like the dunce & the
bully of the class get extra cookies even when they don't deserve it, and then they squander that, and they get more replacements, whereas the regular
kids, if they drop or eat their cookie, they don't get magical replacements unless they do something for / some work to get the extra cookies
(natural capitalist law).
edit on 25-9-2011 by rainychica because: added the guy's name