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- Oct 6, 2019
i'm not gonna do that to you richard. but maybe I'll say that your eyes flew right by?? I guess my "intention", not my "point", was to say that the majority of american capitalism (or possibly a little less than majority?) is sourced from large corporations that manipulate or semi-manipulate peoples' emotions and sell them things that they don't necessarily need or want. and that *is* certainly a problem. there's nothing wrong with capitalism, but to give a great example of what is totally not necessary:So if we don't empty OUR pockets for charity, you decry our greedy capitalist tendencies. But the odds are you will try to tell me I don't get the point.
=> Does Larry Ellison of Oracle need to own 50 different houses and live in a million acre luxury home just because his product gained worldwide attention and bought the world over for any given reason? of course not. unfortunately, we've gone through so much time in history now where people like that have so much material wealth because they, quote, "busted their ass" to do well and thus they "deserve it", as they feel. but i would tend to bet that those days are over, more or less because they would face so much backlash from the general public. I could be wrong though. My criticism is more about material extremism rather than moderation when it comes to making money. Maybe that will help you out....
as far as the future of a governing system is concerned, if you're a christian and you know christ's words well, you already know what the "system" will eventually end up turning into. or rather, the overall effects of it in the long term. but there's no need to issue panic in this thread.