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"The very same reasons which are said to be proof that Marx's ideas are incompatible with our religious and spiritual tradition and which are used to defend our present system against Marx, are at the same time employed by the same people to prove that capitalism corresponds to human nature and hence is far superior to an "unrealistic" socialism."

As to capitalism, that is an economical system. Modern society is made up by capitalism, democracy, fundamental human rights and lot many other things which do take the man in consideration as a whole being, material and spiritual, materialist but also sensible to art, but also  religious, and not just as a talking animal, with basic needs and strictly quantifiable reactions.

It is from this perspective that socialism is considered "unrealistic" or "utopical": ignoring the human, spiritual dimension, as an whole invididual.

Ayn Rand and other libertarian ideologies mistake by going too far in the opposite direction (basically denying the role of the state, or indeed of the community, hence of the society) but, if I remember well, still steering clear from the spiritual side of the humans.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)

by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Thu Jun 4th, 2009 at 03:48:44 PM EST
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