Friday, July 27, 2007

Close to Home Irrationality

Here is a quote from a former political and economic leader in a large Asian country: "The core content of communism is for everyone to get rich, for everyone to have ultimate or unlimited resources, for our morals to be elevated to the highest level. But to realize that, we have to take steps," [he] said. "It's not going to happen overnight." It is interesting how capitalistic this actually sounds since communism's greatest historical realization has exactly been that resources are finite, thus everyone could never be rich. It's an impossibility. Amazing how tasting even a little wealth has the power to corrupt, blind, undermine, make naive, and frustrate. I wish we Americans would not also believe the illusion which this quote portrays.
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