Re: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 00:35:30 MDT

Why the insistence on overly simplified caricatures of problems
instead of actually looking to see? Why the caricature in order
to sarcastically dismiss?

- samantha

Jerry Mitchell wrote:

> It sure would be great if we could blame everything else in the world for
> our position wouldn't it? I mean making the choice of having a child at 16
> years old, or choosing to take a highly addictive drug certainly has to be
> nature or societies fault right? Wait, that means that if its natures fault
> that someone failed, then that also means those that have succeeded, got
> their by accident as well! Wow, that explains why people make more then me,
> its a fluke of nature. I feel so much better now knowing that it has nothing
> to do with their work ethic and their desire to grow and expand themselves.
> This also is the basis for a whole worldview where we have to try and
> equalize these disparate discrepancies nature dishes out. We can play Robin
> Hood, steal from the rich (why? they didn't earn it.. it was nature) and
> give to the poor (why? they didn't have anything to do with the fact their
> poor right?). Welcome to the universe where cause and effect doesn't exist,
> you cant make yourself succeed or fail, you have to float on the ether and
> accept what ya get. Poor bridge people, I feel so sorry for them now.

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