"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
Society doesn't make food and other needs drop from the sky either. People have to exert effort, think and strategize. They always will. Other living things do also.Really? I don't agree. Living things tend to work because food doesnt drop from the skies and because the model of society they live in leaves them no option.
Well it's not really your business in either case, is it?Then I don't see anything wrong with that. Unless you are lying.
Why would I not want superpowers? We can want idealistic and impossible things, but to get upset and protest the way you are because utopia is not achieved is psychologically self-destructive. It leads you nowhere except to more frustration and disappointment.Why would I not want a perfect world?
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 09-30-13 at 01:02 PM.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
I bet you're the kind of person who thinks communism was a great idea.
Western society has done the most to enrich mankind. It liberated it from many prisons nature put in our path. It gave us opportunities beyond measure. Sure, democracy isn't perfect, it's only as good as the people who are involved in it.
And our technology is primitive by what standard? Did we meet any aliens while I wasn't looking and they were more advanced than us? I think it's pretty advanced compared to just 20 years ago. Both commercial and scientific technology.
Now I'm an electronics engineer. I'm sorry we, the engineers of the world, haven't build the world of your dreams. But where is your contribution buddy boy? What remarkable venture did you engage in that has made mankind better? Because there are endless encyclopedias crowning the achievements of western civilization and the people it produced and the positive effects are enjoyed by millions.
My only question is: Who will be running the One World Government that many envision will be Utopia? It must be robots, or aliens from another galaxy, since many humans cannot even get along with their neighbors, or family, for that matter! And I'm talking about how it's been since humans began to walk upright! :
Good afternoon, Longview.