Re: Immortality and Resources

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 18:49:19 -0500

Omega wrote:
> Jim,
> > "In its efforts to conceal this reality, capitalism has become notorious
> > for vicious attacks and disregard of the rights of any who would expose the
> > truth of its actual practices. As with rape and other abuse, society's
> > activity can cause lasting harm to those involved, to families, and to
> > mankind."
> Jim, I see a problem with this analysis that hints at a deeper level that
> can be found behind to this problem. The problem is that all of the evils
> presented here as characteristics of capitalism, are actually characteristics
> of predatory behavior in general. It is a very deeply rooted problem that is
> much older and more general than anything specifically to do with capitalism,
> and a problem which we humans are not in any way exempt from.

Maybe its me, but all of the people I talk to from New Zealand on the
net seem to have varying degrees of this socialist memeplex of
"capitalism is evil" propaganda. The big confusion people who condemn
capitalism because of its supposed evil impacts have seems to be that
they confuse capitalism with mercantilism, as many have noted here in
the past. Not only is this the result of decades of communist
propaganda, but also the overt behavior of mercantilists who trot around
claiming to be capitalists. Kind of like the Republican party, which
tends to run around claiming to believe in libertarian principles, yet
can't ever seem to vote for any REAL libertarian proposals.


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