My honest opinion is that 99% of all abstract theories about how societies should be organized are dangerous and will get lots of people killed if implemented. (Especially if they come from idealists that found another hard drug than religion or heroin.)
That's a terrible argument, again, by your reasoning, we should never try anything new and just leave things the way they are. Given this argument, we can justify all sorts of bad ideas, since, who knows, we might fail.
Go ahead and try them out -- there is a small chance something better comes out of it, at least the world learns how not to do something. But don't try them anywhere near where I live!!
You don't have to join. Most of the newer economic systems that I subscribe to are decentralized, meaning, no need for a dictator or any other such nonsense. Theoretically, a fledgling participatory economy could exist in your backyard and you wouldn't know the difference. You really need to put down the high school economics books and start thinking criticially. It only takes about 30 seconds to realize that markets are inefficient and that they carry a host of other problems as well. THAT's why I don't think you are ready. You aren't ready because you don't want to think outside of the propaganda that has been handed to you. You refuse to take a critical look at alternatives.
As an old misantrophe, I'm also depressed about the world today. There are some political upheavals now, but with the industrial revolutions that seems to be in the pipeline the coming 10-30 years (robots, biotech, nanotechnology, etc) most of the present problems will probably be fixed.
How old is old? I'm curious, as long as you are going to use ageism, we might as well get it out of the way. I will tell you that it's a horrible way to debate, and you will not win any of my respect even if you do happen to be older than I am.
Consider this -- I'm a misantrophe looking forward to a world without hunger, opression and everyone wasting their time in front of stupid tv programs... A world like a Disney cartoon.
Yes, you're an optimist, that much is clear. My brother is a Republican (that's conservative), and he is an optimist too. He's very optimistic that someone else will fix these problems for him.
As far as viewing the world like a disney cartoon goes, try looking at the propaganda more often. According to the propaganda, the US is the benevolent super-power that can do no wrong. Businessmen are honest and greed is this wonderful thing. Yeah, right. The real world has sweatshops, corruption, a government that spies on it's own people and is tightly controlled by concentrated centers of power and wealthy elite. In the US, over 80% of campaign contributions come from the top 1/4 percent of the population. The candidate with the best financing wins 95% of the time. That means the top 1/4 percent of a population determines who comes out on top 95% of the time. Yes, I'm sure you can twist the logic up if you would like, but the point remains that there is a strong correlation between financing and the politician that comes out on top. This is the real world, not Disneyland that you love to refer to so often.
Maybe you are right and I should support some idealists instead to get their ideas implemented globally!
No, you should take responsibility for the events around you.
(I've got a feeling you're younger than 20, right? The people I know that were young 1968 excused themselves with "if you're not red at 20, you've got no heart -- if you're still red at 30, you've got no brain!")
I'm 28 and I'll be 29 in April. As far as your refernce to being an idiot goes, then that means that Einstein, Noam Chomsky, and Michael Albert(who graduated from MIT) are all idiots. You are saying that two of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century are idiots because they both support socialist ideas and concepts.
As long as we are talking about credentials here, I should list mine. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, a minor Biology and a 160+ IQ. What exactly is supposed to make you so special? Politics is something that I have recently gotten into after writing it off as bullshit for many years. I still think that it is bullshit, however, it is bullshit for a reason. It is designed to be that way in order to keep people powerless. I can't comment on your country, but here in the US, we have an enormous amount of propaganda intended to make people feel powerless. There has been quite a bit of success in smashing unions and destroying worker's rights. People are getting to the point where they are willingly throwing away the rights that were fought for in the earlier 20th century. It's disgusting and it needs to stop. There is more to it than idealism. If someone does not put a stop to this, eventually wages will drop down to the lowest level possible. If you want to see what that is, look at the industrial revolution in the US. The wages and working conditions back then were disgusting and I will not tolerate a return to it.
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