- Oct 6, 2003
Carrera said:I'm trying to suggest capitalist countries don't have a plan as such. Capitalist countries assume that war and high levels of crime are a natural phenomenon. Marxists have previously compared the origin of the modern capitalist society to the old classical system of slavery.
Capitalism is an imperfect system that automatically leads to inequality on basis of class or some other basis. Inequality leads to instability, crime or even war. In the current case it may lead to our extinction as a species since the powers that be are powerless, at this stage, to prevent over-exploitation of the resources of our planet and the environment.
The cycle is never-ending.
Communism was the first real attempt to develop a system whereby one might fully exploit the potential of a given society.
But don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting we all choose an authoritarian, Soviet system of state. What I do think is it's a pity Gorbachev failed to reform communism and re-adapt Marxism to the changing world. The system had basically become corrupt and stagnant but reform of the USSR would have been a better alternative to collapse.
Obviously the old idea of prohibition of private property was a bad one and I think Gorbachev's idea was to blend communism together with freedom and democracy.
The system is not necessarily flawed, people are flawed. Religion is not flawed,it is the people that misuse the system.
If you take the basics of the Ten Commandments the message is a good one of equality and respect and comon sense, but if you over rationalize a concept to the extent of making it fit your agenda then it is you that has failed not the system.
A weapon on it's is not necessarily dangerous.
Throw a knife in with a gang of ******** wolves,no problem,but give it to one ******** woman and you have the makings of a book ,a movie and a legend.
People are sometimes evil not systems.
I have even heard that some take a good blended whiskey and mix it with soda.
People are nuts,I rest my case.