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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    If there is any point to this thread other than to try to put a fresh face on the stale, old, disproven lie that Right-Wing/Conservative/Capitalists are the side of hatred and bigotry, while Wrong-Wing/Liberal/Socialists are the side of tolerance and love, then I cannot see what that point might be.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others.

    As such, has the advance in capitalism resulted in an increase in hatred in the human race?

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    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism creates huge imbalances with some people having no wealth at all. That is a problem.
    Well whose fault is that? Not the one who obtained his wealth by taking advantages of a system that allows one to.

    First check who is considered the poorest among us in the U.S. You will find that the majority are single mothers. They have either given birth out of wedlock or their spouse abandoned them and their responsibilities.

    The next group who are considered the poorest among us are those who dropped out of high school by choice and do not have any skills.

    The third group who are considered the poorest among us are senior citizens often widows and widowers. They didn't do a good job of providing for their retirement years. Probably believed the big lie that Social Security was going to take care of them.

    Out of the top three who make up most poverty, the majority can be traced back to poor choices in life and nothing to do with capitalism.

    In fact capitalism when allowed to do what it does best without government interference, creates jobs so folks can provide for themselves.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Some poor people. But there are poor people who want no part of the so called extravagant lifestyle that the richest of capitalists live either, so what you said means little.
    I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and presume you misunderstood what I said.


    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That had nothing whatsoever to do with the point that I was making.
    Then why did you include it if it had no bearing on your point? I merely responded to your words.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    The assertion of such as the OPer is that people lived in utopia, until the evil capitalists came along.

    The level of being naive on human history is difficult to imagine for any adult. By definition, capitalism is freedom and equality in economics.

    The only way social programs work and can be financed is by leaching off of capitalism.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Capitalism leverages the greed in humans to fuel productivity. However, greed is based on selfishness, which produces hatred of others.

    As such, has the advance in capitalism resulted in an increase in hatred in the human race?
    Nah, this is actually the most peaceful time to live in all of human history. And to an extent, I believe capitalism has contributed to that. But so has socialism for that matter. Which is why we should really be seeking a sort of mixed economy.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
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    My irony meter just blew up.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    I really fail to see how the two are linked but that's just me. Capitalism with its warts (of which there are many) > feudalism. Or the organization of the vast majority of other ancient societies.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    There is no system or economic structure a country could follow that is not immune to greed and to prevent contempt from the populace. So no, Capitalism doesn't breed hatred, and if it did it is no better at it than socialism, communism, or any other "Ism" one can think up.
    At least capitalism is realistic and honest about human greed (or maybe ambition is a better term) and harnesses it into some good. Not to go all Gordon Gekko.

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    Re: Has capitalism increased hatred in the human race?

    So the problem with ISIS is they are too capitalistic? Eliminate their being radical capitalists and they'd be nice people.

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