I'm kidding about making love to camels or turtles, my point is theJews were very lawless in OT and Today a good degree of Socialism with a fair degree of Capitalism works well together, not this greedy grabbing money stuff.
No, Ignorance breeds ignorance combined with propaganda, is not capitalism's fault that so many in the US are ignorant, its the fault of the ignorant for not trying to learn and the politicians who brainwash them, WhoBeYouBE is an excellent example of that 50s brainwashing at work, the perfect worker ant, smart enough to sort of be able to defend his points and dumb enough to never question them.
But eg Greece isn't the whole of Europe. Germany, for example, has been doing far better than the US, both in employment figures and wages. We aren't doing so badly in the UK either, don't forget that there is a global recession in place.
You need to really look at the bigger picture rather than just say we in the US are great, therefore everybody else must be worse off.
Capitalism as practiced in the US exploits other countries under the threat of war and can't exist without constant wars. It combines brainwashing of the population with nationalism, religion and consumerism at an enormous cost to public health, education and social development in general.
I believe it breeds a proper "structure," that is, for those people capable of creating occupational ranking societal structures. Legislative laws should not be used to interfere with the natural order of human societies.
Edward Bernays (Freud's nephew) is famous for inventing many techniques that help companies sell products, and increase people's reputation (namely, presidents). He is thought of by some as the father of capitalism. He himself said frequently that people are stupid, and easy to manipulate. He proved this with the American populace, some of whom are now unbelievably ignorant about the most simplest of things.
Despite apparently one of the most funded education systems, the USA, said to be the most capitalistic country of all, seems to fail in in their mass education; ranking only 25th for math and 17th for science. Finland and South Korea, taking the top spot.
It seems therefore, that although the USA contributes a lot to science, medicine etc. in the modern world, It is only a very small minority that is able to get to an intelligent position, much like in the old UK class system. It can be said then, that capitalism breeds a class system, based on the circumstances you were born in and the luck that you achieve in your life, instead of one based on the family you were born into (UK classical class system/India's caste system).
Considering that humans are generally not born more intelligent than others, it must be noted that there is something else that is driving the dumbing down of the average US citizen.
It must be considered then that Capitalistic leaders are allowing, or encouraging this to happen, through the means of consumerism.
This is tied in with the idea that stupid people will listen better, and buy more things without questioning as much as smarter ones. Also there is the idea that stupid people will not stand up for their rights as often, and certainly, be much easier to distract (wars, moon landings etc.) when needs be.
These were the sort of ideas I was hoping would be developed, as some of you I see have. Though the answer of "no" is as much use to anyone as the blank space that was there beforehand.
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