See here. https://youtu.be/Xbp6umQT58A
I have to amend this statement to reflect 90% of the 1st world.. I think the majority of the 3rd world is probably aware of their situation.
It's called the Federal Reserve. We are debt slaves to them.
@meta_self oh my god. Somebody write this down, metaself and I agree on something. This has never happened.
@vermontrevolutionary We probably agree on a lot more.
This is a typical argument of pro communists.
@mwarren wow.. that's the largest most ignorant blanket statement of the day, congratulations.
@vermontrevolutionary Every communist I have spoken with has used this logic. Call me names if you like, but its still true.
@mwarren call YOU names? You just insinuated the name calling me that of a communist. How do you not recognize this?You used ignorance to lump me into a group of people because you are incapable of separating philosophical understandings from societal based practices.Overall, you deserve more than I said.
The reason so many people flock to protect the system is because the claims against it are extraordinary and require extraordinary evidence to back them. I think the vast majority of first world citizens can acknowledge that capitalism has vast flaws, but there is no other economic system that has functioned as well for the majority of the populace, nor has any other system benefited members of developing countries. Our current economic system invariably favors the wealthy and attributes personal worth to financial worth which is something I don't feel is true. However, I don't feel that having vast wealth denotes thievery or immorality. If we can have a system that analyzes economic abuses and punishes them, we are better equipped to work with a capitalist system and push it towards becoming a better model. I oppose the "system of slavery" notion, not because I'm unfamiliar with it(I've watched many documentaries on the subject), but because the evidence that socialism and communism invariably fail or cause human rights to go by the wayside is overwhelming. We have a good system that we should work to perfect, as opposed to tearing it down to start over again based on a model that we have volumes of proof eluding to eventual collapse.Well phrased statement though. Take care.