At 12/18/09 04:40 PM, JohnnyWang wrote:
At 12/18/09 12:02 PM, Lost-Chances wrote:
True, but how do you fix a problem like that?Honestly? I don't know. I just feel like spouting rethoric. Mostly, I'm thinking the system needs to be changed, by educating people; that's the start. Educated people are harder to lead around. Then, when people know what's involved, they'lll also notice that there's problems that need fixing, and maybe work on that.
It's a long process, and frankly, I don't know if it'll work. I'm a cynical idealist, really.
To be honest, as deeply flawed our system is, it's as good as it gets. There will forever be prejudice, it's human nature to discriminate for inane reasons like hair colour or your chosen invisible friend. However, with the class problem, no matter what you do you'll lose. You lose the classes and make everyone equal and you kill motivation, you keep it and you have the higher class raping the lower class.
Classic MarxismMarxism really just says that the plateau is inevitable, one way or the other. I would't call myself a classical Marxist, though his philosophy has inspired my thought. I'm more a Mutualist and/or a Social Libertarian.
Also, sorry for getting all preachy again. Too much Kropotkin.
I would think of myself as just a medium libertarian. While I'm not full out hard-core wanting complete anarchy (and thus, freedom from the government), I also would like the government to simply fuck off where they shouldn't be more than they currently are. Like, as much as I am a supporter of religion, I would like them to stop religion from having any remote say in law. As societies, America, England, Finland, so on, we're INCREDIBLY over-due for complete secularisation. While there should be religion in countries, they shouldn't even have a remote fucking say in who gets marriage benefits and who doesn't.