- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Frenchy on January 19, 19100 at 10:55:12:
In Reply to: Oh ye of little faith. posted by MDG on January 18, 19100 at 21:21:37:
Why 5? Why not 1? That's more than enough for anybody, surely. And why not confiscate inherited wealth? If your in the affirmative column on earning potential you'd have to also disqualify anyone who didn't even use any of his potential in accessing wealth. And you wouldn't want anyone to own more than one automobile either, I'm sure. They don't have a right to that, at least not as long as workers in Viet-Nam don't even have an automobile.
The real revolutionaries are those of us who use whatever talents we do have to make our lives better slowly, incrementally, steadily. Our successes eventually contribute to the common good. Not in spectacular ways as in a full blooded revolution, but in much smaller and anonymous ways, through social cooperation with our neighbors known and unknown. We, people in general, don't need oppressors to tell us how much money we can or can't make. We don't need tyrants cum saviors to tell us whom we may associate with or whom we shouldn't. All that is needed is a system of laws that strives for a semblance of equality and men willing to abide by those laws. The revolutions that were created in the name of 'the people' in the twentieth century have ended with the people in chains.
If you think people should have limits on earnings, limit your own. If you think that people are overpopulating the world, act on your belief. If you think that people need saviors, find one.
Hope that's not rude.