- Capitalism and Alternatives -

and you really do?

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on July 08, 1999 at 10:42:27:

In Reply to: You don't want it to end, Gee posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 07, 1999 at 17:22:27:

: SDF: So, you've decided to join the NBA and play pro basketball, Gee?

As one who likes to deny that mankind has a specific nature I can see why you might think a person could change their shape to suit their whim. No I am not 6'10'' but as I have the right to be free in your sense then I demand the required inches from your height. Thats nice and fair. No Im not educated to be a brain surgwon, thats jolly unfair, but because those opportunities dont grow on tree I shall demand from you the appropriate fees - that will make it fair.

Whatever the limit to the current choices I can bet you an earth friendly 'green world' will have less choices for me and millions of others, you might prefer the choices - so I can understnand why you would seek your personal interest in changing it.

: SDF: I've already seen plenty of corporate obfuscation before, I'll look at it again.

Ive responded to Gideon with more well researched links which you can wave away with a dismissive hand.

: bringing up alternatives nobody wants is just more advertising for the "choice" we are required to accept.

Complaining about the current choices without offering *anything* else is even worse. what kind of life is painted for the alternatives? what kind of advertising?

: SDF: This "coercion" line is a straw figure -- people "coerce" others all the time, and frankly I think you should go about your life objecting loud and clear every time everyone coerces anyone else. Let's see how many friends you make.

Examples? Or do you think a coupling discussing which movie to watch is coercion, or an employer offering $20k when the fellow wanted $25 is coercion?

: The notion that overpopulation was not a real problem when the world held three billion people does not automatically imply that it isn't a problem today with the world at six billion people.

Nor will it when there are 10 billion without any massive scale 'die offs'

: SDF: So what you're saying is that, instead of saving the rainforests of Brazil (since we don't really know who will use their genetic pools for the future of medicine, or for the future of the planetary ecology),

well damn the stone age man who chopped down the last type x willow tree for firewood. with the above logic we should all be placed in stasis except for a few research scientists so as to make only the tiniest dent in anything.

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