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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Homo sapiens have been around for some 100,000 years, yet civilization as we know it today, didn't come into being until some 10,000 years ago. If we were so inherently brutish and violent monsters that we would shank anyone we wanted, without a massive State to enforce the law, then how did we manage to live for some 90,000 years without a State and not wipe ourselves out?


GrimWillow wrote

And in the short period that people have been organizing with the capitalist industrialists, the ecosystem is threatened and slavery, hunger, deprivation and suffering at all time highs. Not to mention the incredible amount of species and life lost. Best system everrr!!! Progress!!


RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Capitalism is based around an idea of constant growth, production for the sake of production, rather than for fulfilling basic needs. However, constant production devours resources pretty quick, forcing the Capitalist society to have to expand, find new lands with new resources to exploit. This system was able to keep going for as long as it had, because until recently, there were always new lands to expand to and exploit.

The trouble is, now Capitalism has effectively taken over the world; there are no more places to expand to and exploit. Right now, Capitalism is staying in the game by cannibalizing itself, but there are obvious flaws with that strategy, and eventually the whole thing is going to come crashing down.