posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 03:58 AM
Any sort of system, if used exclusively, it will deteriorate eventually.
Various systems combined tend to sustain and endure longer.
There are countries that combine areas of capitalism and socialism in their structure. From my own limited view, that seems to be the most effective
idea (but then I tend to feel repulsed by extremes in anything, I admit).
But this is the thing- even when talking of pure capitalism having, at it's ultimate outcome, this sort of effect (a huge split between rich and
poor; those who have luxury and those who do not have the necessities to survive) it is a choice. I mean, it is not good or bad in any
universal way. It is a possible choice a peoples can make, and ANY choice will have a negative side to it.
And yes, some people see the gamble worth it. If they feel there is a chance they might make the right side of the tracks, that dream is worth it.
That is why you get people who ended up on the wrong side and they still support the system they are in, and those who ended up on the other
In the days of kings and queens, the poor loved to watch the people of the court, the gold and jewels... see them having exciting intrigue, dancing
and partying.... they lived it through them!
Those rich and powerful would walk amongst the crowds and give out alms, to confirm their ethical standing and stir their dreams. They dreamed of
making their daughter a concubine or wife of royalty- it was always possible!
They wanted to keep that possibility, even if they themselves lived in hunger and poverty. A world in which they had more, but there was no decadence
to watch (and live precariously, in imagination) was simply not what they wanted. ......until it was.
Times come when people simply are ready for change, and when enough of them are, change starts. That doesn't mean that what was before wasn't okay,
or good- it was at the time!
This is nothing new to humanity, they choose it often.