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Sunday, February 8 - 5:41amSanction this postReply
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An Objectivist analysis of the morives that move people to hate Capitalism.

 

 

 

Did you mean "...motives that move people to hate Capitalism? "  I can fix that, if you wish. 



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Sunday, February 8 - 7:54amSanction this postReply
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Oops, you're right, Teresa. Typing mistake. Sorry. Nice if you would, please, correct it.



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Monday, February 9 - 1:46amSanction this postReply
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Thank you for the correction, Teresa.



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Monday, February 9 - 10:31amSanction this postReply
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The converse of this question is "Why is Communism beloved?"

Just read a review of the movie JUPITER ASCENDING on tor.com that went like this: 
"This movie is for sci-fi fans who enjoy their class critique and rickety world building to be well-cushioned in loud, fun, explody action sequences. Did you like Pacific Rim? You’ll probably like this movie. Did you feel that The Fifth Element was, at times, almost too restrained? You’ll definitely like this movie. Do you think Karl Marx had some swell ideas? You’ll like this movie. Do you want to see a big Hollywood movie that’s all about the evils of anti-aging schemes? You’ll looooove this movie."

I responded, in the comments, that I'm out, and will spend my hard-earned capitalist dollars elsewhere...

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/movie-review-jupiter-ascending



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Thursday, February 12 - 6:28pmSanction this postReply
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Well, as much as I felt comfortable with the thesis statement, I must demur.  In point of fact, human pre-history is more complicated than Manfred F. Schieder allows.  For onc thing, the "tribal leader" as we understand it was a recent invention.  True enough that apes have Alpha Males, but you must realize that today's so-called "primitive" peoples have thousands upon thousands of years of history underneath them.  If you want to construct an empirically consistent and theoretically narrative explanation of our own condition, then you cannot go farther back than Sumeria 8000 BCE.  Not well explored is the fact that the bow and arrow allowed a woman or child to kill a hunter from 50 paces off.  Thus, indeed, most (modern) hunter-gather societies are egalitarian.  The problem remains with the hunters of the Yamoamo who deny weapons to the women whom they subject, though, interestingly, they reward a male child who strikes his male parent.

 

Basically, this is all a lot more complicated than mere ideology.



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