- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Well, it allows for change without revolution.

Posted by: bud ( USA ) on March 19, 1999 at 12:12:17:

In Reply to: Now, about anarcho-capitalism. posted by Red Deathy on March 18, 1999 at 15:51:40:

Well, I love to debate politics as feverishly as the next guy, but capitalism with checks and balances and a free press is, I've said it before and I'll say it again, our best bet. It's hardly, hardly, not even close to perfect, but it's fault tolerant and that cannot be said of any other political system out there, from Facism to Communism and all the little buggers in between.

So what, you may say? Well, it allows for change without revolution. I know some people in this forum may find the idea horrid, but more change has occured in the past fifty years in America than in the previous one hundred and fifty and the only reason there hasn't been a violent revolution is that capitalism has allowed change to occur through the action and opinions of it's own citizens.

Have people been killed, imprisoned, or censored along the way? You bet, no argument here, but really, do we truly think any govermental system implemented won't have it's atrocities? it's lapses? or it's misgivings? The best we can hope for is a system that allows for some form of self-determination, learns from it's mistakes, and be done with it.

There will never be a classes society, simply because our nature won't allow it. Your neighboor won't allow it and your co-workers won't allow it.

On these whole poor, exploited, and oppressed populations threads. Please, let's not make these one dimentional arguments. It's not simply a matter of "There's poor people, capitalism is bad.". I dare say, poverty is an issue of national commitment not an issue of a political system.

On the other hand, if you would like to argue that world wide govermental system is getting dull and stale . . . well I'm all over that. It's time to shake things up a little, time for a good conflict to flesh out the history books. We don't really think history is dead, do we?

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