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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Ah, I see. So, everyone is greedy. That's very convenient for your "theory".

    Hate to break it to ya, not everyone is greedy.
    No, there are a very few people who are truly free from greed. But they are people who could care less about having money, sex, fame, power, or adoration. They are peaceful, tolerant, and merciful even to people who may hurt or kill them. They are very rare indeed.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    No, there are a very few people who are truly free from greed. But they are people who could care less about having money, sex, fame, power, or adoration. They are peaceful, tolerant, and merciful even to people who may hurt or kill them. They are very rare indeed.
    I can see how hanging around a bunch of libs would give you that impression. Fortunately, it's not true. Again, you are mischaracterizing the meaning of the word "greed".

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I can see how hanging around a bunch of libs would give you that impression. Fortunately, it's not true. Again, you are mischaracterizing the meaning of the word "greed".
    No I'm not. I am repeating what has been said by persons in knowledge who could care less about politics and other mundane things.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    No I'm not. I am repeating what has been said by persons in knowledge who could care less about politics and other mundane things.
    I can see that's your story, and you're stickin' to it. Fortunately, for the sake of the world, it's not true. Most people are not greedy. Greed is not synonymous with capitalism. That's just the way it is, get over it. If you want to be a commie so badly, move to N. Korea.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism is a mechanism by which individuals can accumulate vast amounts of wealth. Along with such wealth comes vast amounts of power in which the political system as well as the ideological environment in which people think can be influenced. With such power at their disposal, if people are not vigilant, the system can evolve over time into a tyrannical oligarchy. I personally find the recent erosion of civil liberties and privacy to be particularly troubling. It appears to me that in the name of security, we seem prepared now to sacrifice the very mechanisms that have allowed the nation to respond in the fashion that you referred to. We need to be careful.
    Of course we need to vigilant, our entire history is based on being vigilant. In fact one the main reasons for the US Constitution is to keep individuals from obtaining too much power. I think that people forget that we never have wanted a society that allowed individuals and groups more power than the government. So I really dont see why you keep pointing your finger at capitalism asserting that it makes people greedy when the problem really is that any economic system will have greedy people take over if there isnt any checks and balances.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I can see that's your story, and you're stickin' to it. Fortunately, for the sake of the world, it's not true. Most people are not greedy.
    The bottom line is that you are still afflicted by the mentality of enemy and friend. So just like most people, myself included, you are not free from greed, although your arrogance will not let you see that.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The bottom line is that you are still afflicted by the mentality of enemy and friend. So just like most people, myself included, you are not free from greed, although your arrogance will not let you see that.
    Lol, I'm not arrogant either. So, wrong again. I think you should quit while you are behind.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Of course we need to vigilant, our entire history is based on being vigilant. In fact one the main reasons for the US Constitution is to keep individuals from obtaining too much power. I think that people forget that we never have wanted a society that allowed individuals and groups more power than the government. So I really dont see why you keep pointing your finger at capitalism asserting that it makes people greedy when the problem really is that any economic system will have greedy people take over if there isnt any checks and balances.
    I have told you why. It is a system the leverages greed in individuals to achieve increases in productivity. As such it has a tendency to bring out that quality in humans, more so than systems that attempt to focus on sharing and social responsibility. I have said it many times in this thread.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Lol, I'm not arrogant either. So, wrong again. I think you should quit while you are behind.
    OK good for you. Knock yourself out. Sorry that I rocked your boat.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I have told you why. It is a system the leverages greed in individuals to achieve increases in productivity. As such it has a tendency to bring out that quality in humans, more so than systems that attempt to focus on sharing and social responsibility. I have said it many times in this thread.
    Sure there are people that are cynical enough to look at it that way. But that doesnt mean that everyone has such bias.

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