- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on January 26, 19100 at 15:43:06:

In Reply to: Keep them fed and entertained posted by JD on January 26, 19100 at 10:22:11:

: Yes, but as you point out in the post you link to, a fear of losing what they already have may, or may not, incite people to seek a change.

SDF: Yes, this is precisely it. It's that the fear of losing the planet in its current state should incite people to change. Let's hope it's not too late when it starts.

: I think that it's a truism to say that a happy citizenry does not seek to overhaul their government.

SDF: The Republicans have shown no qualms about overhauling their government to protect the rate of profit...

: And it can't just be a coincidence that the high point of socialism's popularity in the US was during the Depression.

SDF: It can't be a coincidence either that much of the world was on the verge of adopting Fascist government during that same Depression. Seeking change doesn't have to be seeking good change.

: I still think that the greater the social injustice becomes, the greater the chance that people will realize something is fundamentally wrong.

SDF: Sure, but there's no substitute for real learning.

Follow Ups:

The Debating Room Post a Followup