reply to post by ElectricUniverse
And wait, I amd PRETTY sure such "self-proclaimed" communist would not have high speed internet, a good computer, the latest gadgets that CAPITALISM
can bring to you including his/her latest ipod, etc, etc, etc while much of the rest of the world is in poverty right?
You assume that any of those things would not come about in any other system. Capitalism is nothing special in fact its pretty much the norm and has
been the norm for all of human history, in that everybody is looking out for them and there's, and to make a buck or profit. What do you think that
was invented in the last century because it got labeled "capitalism".
Nah its as old as as human kind and the only things that change is the
labels attributed to such things.
And the only thing really that gave rise to all of that you name is less constraint in the social ecosystem, were people were free to tinker as they
will with less punishment. Because you see China is nor was Communism, and neither was Russia as the very meaning of the word means, they just
labeled themselves that, kind of like a product, no different the Coke or Pepsi after all there looking to buy something, and that something is
peoples minds. Just like the fact the the US is not really capitalistic in the very sense of the word it to is just a label, and people are buying
the label. In fact if you consider each and everyone of them capitalists you would be correct in the sense that there all out to make a buck or
control the market, the rest is just different labels on the same things. And people like labels, they will cry over labels, they will argue over
labels, they will even die over labels. And throughout history peoples have done all of the above over labels, and will continue to do so....Funny
And so were arguing about what one group in power labeled themselves back then and what they label themselves now, its like watching some poor
senseless animals continually bashing itself bloody against the same old wall and always wondering why it never solves anything. Ideals should be at
best be called theories because that is what they are.
And lets face it anybody can call themselves anything they want especially if they got the majority consensus, or at least that what the TV says.
But hey! lets ask ourselves some harder questions since this is kids stuff...
Now why is it that when you kill one man they call you a murderer, but when you kill a million they call you a conqueror? Ponder that, and you will
have your answers to this and to other of societies dilemmas, because in a way it ties into this and the labels people use and function in, and the
really sad part is that they can not function when not branded by a label, it is something they strive for, which sometimes leads to much strife.