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so why did you respond and other points

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 06, 1999 at 14:40:24:

In Reply to: this is a second rate ideological rant posted by Lark on October 06, 1999 at 14:19:24:

: Gee for one of the interesting debaters, this is a second rate ideological rant that was dull to say the least.

So why did you find it sufficiently undull to respond to?

: I'd have thought that after speaking to RD for so long that you'd be able to portray people considering the cons of capitalism in a more realistic light as it happens you've just wheeled out the watery liberal crying at pictures of starving children argument

Actualoly nopte the earlier sentence where I suggested the student focus on inequality of outcome etc, but suggested that saying 'its not fair' would be sufficient in a credulous uncritical classroom session - as I have admitted my tendency to perceive most classrooms to be.

Also thats (its not fair) all you get in the 'media at large' and in most school grade education when considering capitalism. Not only that but this board regularly receives requests to assist with school work, just as I do in my e-mail inbox, regarding political matters in which they generally have not the slightest interest, never respond with the outcome of their work if requested or what they themselves think of it all - there is a tendency for some students to just look to net citizens to do their homework for them and i'm fed up with going to great lengths on the matter except with the likes to be found here.

: Gee capitalism violates Liberty, Equality, Rationality and Morality on a daily basis and your high minded ideology can't stop it, you refuse to acknowledge it, simply saying that that's not capitalism etc.

Youve gone back several months in our discussions. You are blaming a 'system' for human doings which wont vanish were another 'system' placed over it instead. the fallacy of 'system' fans is that they think people automatically fit the system, whereas the system is more an outcome of the people affecting it. We have what we have because the vast majority of people give sanction to it.

Hence my 'friendly capitalism' isnt really evident and RDs perfect socialist society is unknown.

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