Capitalism Is The Problem ...

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Ritafee

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Capitalism is a fundamentally flawed system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital ...

  • Regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on.

Studies show:

That 51% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 no longer support the system of capitalism.

That 64% of Britons believe that capitalism is unfair, that it makes inequality worse.

That In Germany, a solid 77% are skeptical of capitalism.

That a full three-quarters of people in major capitalist economies believe that big businesses are basically corrupt.
What becomes clear here is that ours is a system that is programmed to subordinate life to the imperative of profit.

It is time to dethrone capitalism’s prime directive and replace it with a more balanced logic.

Logic that recognizes the many factors required for a healthy and thriving civilization.

It is time to consign one-dimensional capitalism to the dustbin of history.
 

Ritafee

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Our leaders will tell us that these ideas are not feasible, but what is not feasible is the assumption that we can carry on with the status quo.

If we keep pounding on the wedge of inequality and chewing through our living planet, the whole thing is going to implode.

The choice is stark, and it seems people are waking up to it in large numbers:

Either we evolve into a future beyond capitalism, or we won’t have a future at all.

 

Graeme Decarie

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to reinforce that, it is worth noting that Christianity is, in no sense, a factor in real,
Christian societies. And, oh, we have been short on real, Christian societies for almost two thousand years. Indeed, for the last forty or so years of Western capitalism it has been plundering the poor all over the world.

And, really, the Christian churches have done nothing to deal with that.
 

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Christian communists hold Acts 4:32-35 as evidence that the first Christians lived in a communist society.

Acts 4:32-35 reads, "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. And Gods grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need."

Other biblical evidence of anti-capitalistic belief systems include Matthew 6:24,

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

Also, "each according to his abilities" has Biblical origins too. Act 11:29 states:

" Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to brethren which dwelt in Judaea."

And "To each according to his needs" is Biblical, too.

Acts 4:35 "to the emissaries to distribute to each according to his need."

Thomas Wharton Collens' Preaching describes biblical sources supporting a common-property society.

Christian Communism is not merely based on the principles of the early apostles.

In fact Christian communists claim that anti-capitalist ideals are deeply rooted in the Christian faith.

The message of Jesus was overwhelmingly against the love of money (greed) and in support of the poor.

The principles of Christ are seen by Christian Communists as staunchly anti-capitalist in nature.

Christ Jesus taught that the love of money was the root of all evil ...

By that logic it seems only natural for Christians to oppose a social system founded entirely on the love of money.
 

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Another Christian with a good idea ...

Christian Felber wants to radically change our economy. In his opinion, the neoliberal free market economy does everything but serve society's interest. It neglects the ecological boundaries of our planet, creates an ever-widening gap between rich and poor, and instead of promoting welfare and the satisfaction of basic needs society-wide, it furthers the accumulation of capital as the holy grail.

Felber argues for an economy that sets the common good as the ultimate goal. In his keynote, he will unfold his ideas that go beyond just a broad idea of a new economy and include practical and creative projects to compel and enforce the transition.

Through an in-depth dialogue we will also explore the value of the common good economy for our quest for a new democracy.

 

Luce NDs

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And deeply recall if you are to tell a straight up truth in a social norm built of flatout domains of Lion ... have a good myth in your pocket for all else will be denied and exorcised for the benefit of the super rich ... super M'N as isolated into extreme independence that is beyond social support ... thus requiring government welfare isolated from Socialist systems of BS! It origins of the expression of corporate welfare ... an general unknown under the conditions imposed by silence, blindness and unheard of extremists!

One should pay more attention to what is hidden in the BS ... as it piles ...
 
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