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duckbreath
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Re: the 'it' in bullshit
Sep 17, 2003, 14:52
"If capitalism is (in it's objectivism) fundamentally opposed to 'morals', and the 'use of force', why oh why does 21stC capitalism take the side of the 'moralist ' warmongers who reduce the whole world to 'good vs evil'??? "

Iraq wasn't bombed for moral reasons it was bombed for economic reasons

"Reading today an article from Capitalism.com, stating that unfettered nuclear destruction of a country is the only way to stop terrorism. Is capitalism inherently totalitarian?"

Capitalism moves to destroy anything that threatens it. Islam threatens it since it binds citizens to uncompromisable divine commands. You don't believe the 'good vs evil' stuff do you? It's a coating innit.

You can't just talk about 'Capitalism' when you talk about governments as if that's all that individual governments are. Capitalism is just a way they achieve one of the aims of the social contract which is individual freedom. There are various other 'moral' aims that states follow that say nothing one way or another about the movement of Capital. ie it is perfecty plausible that America could interfere in another state's affairs if it was going to infringe the rights of its own citizens. An anti-terrorist programme may be justified under these terms.

Sometimes America does act for reasons apart from commercial pursuits ie the Balkans and Northern Ireland - where it's actions can't be described as capitalistic.
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