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  •  Where do we go from here ... (1+ / 0-)
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    I like these criticisms of capitalism.  This was a good journal.

    I really don't need to be convinced that capitalism is problematic.  However, I recognize that it is worth educating others especially since we all have been so immersed in capitalism's ideology.

    I would be interested in suggestions on how to proceed toward an alternative system.  This seems to be what is missing from anti-capitalistic criticisms.

    I think you will find that without defining an alternative vision that people will conclude that capitalism is "as good as it gets" (or something like that).  At least, I tend to get that reaction anytime that I talk about such matters.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Riane Eisler

    by noofsh on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 04:35:49 AM PDT

    •  Great point. (0+ / 0-)

      We cannot simply criticize capitalism. I agree 100%.

      I think we work passionately and constructively on that in this group, despite the "anti" nature of our name. I essentially said the same thing in Part 1:
      Please see also my Mother's Day piece where I began to talk about the humble but international frame of mind that to me we need going forward:
      To me much of our battle begins with knowing our rights and knowing how to deploy ourselves most productively to build a better world.

      We humans have a lot of work to do. But by honestly recognizing how far we have to go, at least we can be heading in the right direction.  

      garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

      by Galtisalie on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 05:05:46 AM PDT

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