> > Arguing about the "ends" of an entire civilization is one of the most
> > useless exercises I can imagine. Civilizations don't have goals, purposes,
> > desires or ends - those are attributes of individuals.
> Maybe Humanity's lack of a guiding philosophy has contributed to the fact
> that more than 800 million people are malnourished, large segments of the
> population continue to suffer from preventable diseases, and over 30 million
> people will die each year from starvation or preventable diseases...
And just maybe individuals could solve all of these problems easily if "humanity" (in the form of governments) would just get the fuck out of the way and let the individuals do what needs to be done, and probably make a nice profit while doing it.
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