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Thread #78659   Message #1422578
Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Feb-05 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Capitalism is back up by a bankrupt philosophy called, quite simply:

"survival of the fittest"

It's the Darwinian approach to running a society, and is a theory generally most avidly supported by those who are already wealthy, and thus never have to actually worry about such petty issues as basic survival...until the mob storms the Bastille or the Winter Palace and drags the gentry off to be executed.

It's a philosophy which is termed "child abuse" when applied to the members of a family. A society IS a large extended family. In a healthy family, everyone's basic needs are met. That is a given.

Unregulated capitalism is moral anarchy, justified by large profits for those at the top. Since those at the top make the laws and command the police and military, it is a self-sustaining $ySStem as long as most people choose not to resist. They are kept from resisting by addiction, by clever mass marketing, and by being assured that they are "free" at the same time. They are not nearly so free as they think.