posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 01:14 PM
The problem is the capitalist system, but people are so acquisitive and greedy, nobody wants to hear about it, socialism is demonized even though the
socialist countries tend to be the happiest, and few see the solution (look into the Zeitgeist Movement).
It's demonized because it's a resounding failure.
It's demonized because it says it's proper for one man to rightly deserve the fruits of another's labour.
As for happy?
North Korea and China don't look very happy to me.
As for Zeitgeist?
I think I would prefer a future where R2-D2 doesn't get to pick the days of the month that I can eat meat on.
North Korea and China are socialist countries? Is that why they're frequently called 'Communist China' and 'Communist North Korea'? One suffers
from a complete dearth of modern anything including even electricity and the aftermath of a long war, and the other from extreme excess of population
and a raging case of capitalism (factories) combined with a complete lack of concern for pollution control, which is rapidly poisoning the air, water
and land. All so the west can buy plastic pumpkins and cheap computers. I truly expect them to at some point decide to close their markets and
products and bond-buying to the west and tell them to F off, that will be interesting.
Like the other poster noted, the countries closest to socialism are also always reported as the 'happiest' by whatever measure. YMMV.
Your understanding of Zeitgeist is extremely limited, I suggest you do more research. It's not about 'R2D2 picking what days of the month you can
eat meat', but about basing our resource usage on actual resource availability and sustainability, and making sure that everyone has their true needs
taken care of (housing, food, education, medical care) before some people get obscene amounts of wealth with which to manipulate the system, creating
inequality and the crime that goes along with that. The usual debunking with ridicule is the sign of a closed mind and inadequate information.
See, the problem with capitalism is what we're seeing all over the place now in the west. Extreme inequality, win/lose mentality which is the same
as dog eat dog. Hardly a civilization, more like the same mentality as castles, armed camps, and invading hordes. The rich need to start realizing
that they're at risk from the not-so-rich, even in their underground bunkers and gated communities. What we're doing obviously isn't working and
the love of money has long since overtaken the Constitution. The US is now a fascist state with stunning firepower. The outcome of that combo won't