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Capitalism Alone Makes Us Selfish

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Started: 10/25/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LibertarianCommunist

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We may be inherently selfish but here's why:
Human Nature, science will tell you, is all about adapting to survive. For example, we adapt to our environment and then in the long run (thinking of the hunter/gatherer sense of the world) we can survive, feed our children and then they can do the same. That's why people have different pigmentation because they have adapted naturally to their environment over a long period of time.
This means that if we are raised in a Capitalist society and environment then we will adapt to it and become selfish, inherently as generations go on. This is natures way, humans conform to Capitalism because it is the most prominent system at the moment and so it is the easiest one to follow.

It is our Capitalist environment that causes selfishness, as Capitalism has been around for so long, generation after generation has become more adapted to a Capitalist society and a Capitalist psychological state.
bbwbcb44

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Hunter gather goes beyond Capitalism, it is human nature which is neither political or economic. Secondly, Capitalism from an economic stand point, is individually founded which doesn't mean selfish. I can choose to give to charities with my profits. Actually it gives me the ability to become more educated with my decision making. Are you suggesting China and Russia are not Selfish because they are not Capitalists?
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Posted by BlackFlags 1 year ago
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What branch of non-authoritarian communism have you taken up? The big one right now for self declared libertarian socialists is Zapatisma. Most "true" anarcho-communists are fans of Mahkno and Marx.
Posted by BlackFlags 1 year ago
BlackFlags
Why do you use an anarcho-syndicalist flag for your profile pic if you are libertarian. Libertarians legitimize the existence of a state, just one with focus on ultimate liberty. On the other hand, that flag you flew is anarchist, meaning it relates to the direct abolition of the state. Anarchists get mad when people confuse these two things.

I am not as upset about the communist aspect of the flag, because there are probably a whole lot more communists who use it than syndicalists.
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