- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Blind faith; a dinosaur's best friend.

Posted by: Gideon Hallett ( UK ) on July 13, 1999 at 11:13:17:

In Reply to: You hated the first man to light a fire posted by wanderer on July 13, 1999 at 10:56:22:

: Your enemy is the first man who controlled fire and every human mind since - damn them all for not bowing to 'nature' and daring to think! Damn them for making their lives better at the expense of some 'natural' setting you think it should be!

Don't be absurd. SDF is an academic. I am a computer geek and scientist. I don't advocate a complete return to nature; it would be a bad idea in my opinion. However, that doesn't mean that I think all science is necessary or desirable; who needs trainers with mercury-laced lights in the heel?; which add heavy metals to a waste dump unless disposed of separately.

It's a mark of maturity that one can espouse a system while recognizing its weaknesses; mere blind belief is the mark of the religious bigot and the child. I don't know which one you are, nor do I care especially. Neither SDF or myself have ever advocated a primitive Utopia; we have merely pointed out well-documented flaws in the current system. Flaws that are capable of destroying our civilization...


Follow Ups:

  • elementary Samuel Day Fassbinder Citizens for Mustard Greens USA July 15 1999 (0)

The Debating Room Post a Followup