Darwinism is a bullshit, ignorant response to the problem of the US's now publicly approved imperialism. What makes you so sure that people are naturally competitive? If this is so, what then explains the continuance of altruistic behavior amongst a wide spectrum of species which have little 'recent' evolutionary relation to each other?
Interviewer*: Wow. Well another unquestionable idea is that people are naturally competitive, and that therefore, capitalism is the only proper way to organize society. Do you agree?
Interviewee*: Look around you. In a family for example, if the parents are hungry do they steal food from the children? They would if they were competitive. In most social groupings that are even semi-sane people support each other and are sympathetic and helpful and care about other people and so on. Those are normal human emotions. It takes plenty of training to drive those feelings out of peoples heads, and they show up all over the place.
It's true that you can say the humans are competitive, but humans are anything you like. Humans are mass murderers, humans are courageous and honorable and magnificent in many of the things that they do. The whole spectrum is there. Particular institutions and modes of education and so on bring out one or another characteristic of people. There has been a tremendous effort, its been going on for a couple of hundred years now, to try to emphasize particular traits, mainly, the sort of, 'Look out for Number One' trait. Well that's sort of hidden there in all of us. I'm sure under certain circumstances it would probably come out along with others. But that's the tendency in human character that is enormously supported and amplified by institutional structures, by the propaganda system, by education, by the entertainment industry, by everything. So sure, people are naturally competitive, and they're naturally cooperative and eager to give up what they have for the benefit of others.
TAK again: consider indeginous populations. Societies which have existed as Utopias, that is societies where no change took place due to the lack of survival-based need for change. Now, with so-called 'Western societies', which may also be called feudal societies, a culture can be borne of the excess of another, grow as an largely-independant body, and in less than 100 years, in less than 50 years, in less than 25 years, in less than one generation, grow, reach fruitition, rot, and achive total self-degradation. That is what happens to imperialist colonies. And that is what happens to imperialist systems. So, what then, about the imperialist mind? What will a rotten apple do to a healthy body? What will a rotten sentiment do to a healthy intellect?
Peace as always, and Jello be with you all.
*identities abstained for the purposes of protect the validity of the arguement to the possibly prejudice.
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