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Do you think capitalism causes sexism and poverty?

Posted by: David ( USA ) on September 16, 1999 at 12:56:29:

In Reply to: Comment on Capitalism posted by C.Sullivan on September 12, 1999 at 00:36:47:

: After reading a few comments by the Capitalist Pig, I found him to be truely disturbing. I am only twenty six and do not yet know all there is to know about the world I live in, but I do know a few things: the United States would be a much better place if the Capitalists Pigs would open there eyes to all the real problems that exist right in front of them, poverty, sexism, .....

Do you think capitalism causes sexism and poverty? Any form of discrimination is inherently anti-capitalistic because it uses superficial characteristics to base judgements upon.
Second point, capitalism does not cause poverty. Poverty is the state into which people are born. It is capitalism that allows people to become wealthy. So instead of saying "Look at all the poverty in the capitalistic society!!" try looking it and saying "Look at all the wealth there is in a capitalistic society!!!" The former is not an effect of the latter.

: Every couple of minutes a child dies over a common illness like a cold or fever because their caregiver cannot afford to take them to a doctor. The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates because people cannot afford pre-natal care. Even third world countries have a lower I.M.R. than the U.S. This is pathetic, when are people going to wake up and realize that we need to join together and struggle for socialist freedom in order to end all these senseless killings!!!!!!

Senseless killings? As opposed to those "sensible" killings committed by socialist and communist governments for the "greater good of society"?
As to your I.M.R stats, I will have to see a study before I can believe that.

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