posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 06:48 PM
Originally posted by Guenter
There is no such thing as capitalism vs capitalism "Perverted". This is the same as the many religious factions that debate their Bible. IF ANY
idea, philosophy, religion or what ever can be twisted either way, then this IDEA. is the problem. The same Bible that the Quakers use for
non-violence is also used by the KKK and other Hate organizations.
As I quoted in my original post:
We need something new! A common unity and ownership defined as a stewardship for the common good of all.
And it is neither communism or socialism or any other way but an understanding as to WHO we as humans are and what our role on this planet is.
To simply call it "Capitalism Perverted" is not the answer. Capitalism is in place pretty much since a good few 100 years and has done "F*** ALL"
for mankind other than a few. Not to say that communism has either. Pretty much "nothing" has worked since the past maybe 10,000 or so years.
Neither in religion, neither in politics or in economics. So why do we humans of all species screw things up over and over again? This is the real
Naturally each time I remind people that after all we are nothing but a "Naked Ape" I get all kinds of Flak.
All other species on the planet manage to have an equality. Either ALL eat or ALL starve.
And people always claim that nature is "brutal". It is a constant survival. Yes it is but not among the same species. Sure each species is for
another "lunch" one way or the other. But only we humans are the worst enemies to ourselves! There is a hell of a difference between one pack of
wolves defending its territory against another pack, verso OUR ways of inflicting war, genocide, hunger and in-equality to each other.
And all this is possible ONLY, because of some brain dead assumption of superiority, philosophy, religion and economic principles as "capitalism"
and such ideas as a "free market", "global economy" etc.
Any professional in no matter what profession has his "Procedure Manual" and things go well as long the person sticks to the "RTFM" rule. But the
moment when an idea can be "interpreted" any which way one "believes", things go damn wrong.
I don't know why I'm bothering to reply to this here, it's not an issue that can be resolved on this thread. And your response is seriously
“All other species on the planet manage to have an equality. Either ALL eat or ALL starve.” is obviously FALSE.
Most individuated life forms are selfish “me first” creatures. Not all creatures share their kill. This selfishness increases the likelihood of
the species surviving. There may not be enough water or food for the entire colony to survive, but if just one male & one female survive, there’s
the chance a new colony can be started after the drought.
I really wish I had time to do a thread on the moral basis of Capitalism and why it's the only known economic system that works to create prosperity.
(I will not have any time for ATS for another week, at least.)
This thread is about the "Prison Industrial Complex" or more specifically, the privatization of prisons -- a really dangerous practice and
Capitalism Perverted. By “Capitalism Perverted” I refer to Capitalism as used by CRIMINALS (and I’m not talking about the prisoners).
I believe many of our corporations are run by CRIMINALS, people without moral sense or boundaries – many of them probably narcissistic sociopaths.
They have no problem LYING to the public about their product, using unfair advantages such as bribery (corrupting our legislative, judicial, &
oversight systems), intimidation of smaller competitors, etc. They do not play fair.
Your Utopian answer:
"We need something new! A common unity and ownership defined as a stewardship for the common good of all." is NOT going to work.
It's been tried again and again under different political banners and it always fails because it disregards basic human nature.