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no solution

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on January 26, 19100 at 14:00:32:

In Reply to: erm, cutting in posted by piper on January 26, 19100 at 10:29:15:

: Piper: Just as a gun is the means to murder, so money is the means to power and control. Take away a gun and it becomes harder to kill, similary if one removes money power becomes lacking.

Says alot about the 'lefts' view of mankind as being controlled by materials. Rather than stem the reason for murder you wish just to make it harder? Rather than stem the motivation for acquisition you just want to make it harder?

Doesnt sound like a solution to the 'problem'

: : So if in nature pre historic man was trying to line his cave with meats, fruits and furs was he also being corrupted?

: Piper: greed i think is the cause of many ills and has been for many years (and always will be).

What would happen to the cave man who didnt make sure he had that stuff? he'd die. Can you see how that 'greed' might be a survival skill?

: Piper: One man works a 60 hour week another man is unemployed. I can see a solution there. Can you not?

No. Lets say the first is an expert welder and the other is a poet. Whose bridge would you wish to cross? The one made by the welder or the one whose construction was so kindly shared with the poet? And the above says nothing about what the two people *want* to do.

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