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Re: Democracy A Must, Education The Key, Capitalism....

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Posted by Tön/">Tön on February 16, 1999 23:59:21 UTC

: I don't agree capitalism should be thrown out the window. It has proven to be the most successful economic system when in a hybrid form. Abviously pure capitalism would be a mistake, but the United States is far from this, despite what most citizens believe. My personal feeling is that capitalism mixed with some socialism and other safe guards is the best way and I believe our economy is good back-up for this belief. : If not capitalism, then what? Pure socialistic systems have proven to fail due to a lack of competition. Pure capitalistic systems have proven to benefit few and make life miserable for most. See United States during the industrial revolution. A hybrid system seems to work well for the United States and Most of Europe. Studying these countries also shows many systems with more or less socialism, but all with a capitalist back-bone. For example, Canada is more socialist than we are, and most of Europe is as well. Lets say England, France, Germany, Spain, and Finland for simplicity. Finland is much more socialist, but still not completely. So studying these countries we see a rainbow of hybrid systems, but no pure systems. : One world government, democratic, EDUCATED public, and a hybrid economic system blending capitalism and socialism. But no matter what system, eduation is the key. The more education, the less crime, the more production, the more informed the voter, and the more technological advancements. : Religion would have no role in the government, but freedom of religion would surely be a part of this world. Eventually religion would probably get very small, if not die out, as the world became more educated and less prejudice. For example, you almost need to be Christian in this country to fit in, while in the middle east you need to be Muslim, Israel Jewish, India Hindu. But under this system those standards would slowly be irraticated and the need to fit in would be lessened. Ultimately religion will fall when people are not raised with these varrying belief systems. It has been shown that a huge percentage of people simply adopt the religion of their parents. Eduation usually is the factor that causes the "strays" like me.

: H

Checks and balances, the cycles of time and history. Goverments are not insulated from this factor. Whatever seems logical and sensible now are usually countered by something else eventually. Just look at history. Just look at time. If you think a country will stay with one system forever, think again. Even if it stays with a system for a millenium or more, surely enough, it will change. It's always a matter of time. Remember how I used the 2LOTD as a representation of a universal truth that applies to every facet of the universe, even man's daily toils. The variences regardless of size or intensity pull on each other like the cycle of history, the fall and rising of empires, the goodness and ills of goverment/religious philosophies and ideolology. Your choices, as individualistic as they may seem, are still dictated by "cycles" of the variences. You are merely a part of the process of the reactions of the interaction of the dualities. Do and believe what ever you think is right because I am damn sure that someone out there will be counter of you.

Tön

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