Wednesday, February 22, 2012


For millions of years, life has evolved in a chaotic and brutal system, to finally bring forth an intelligent species of animal. To escape this brutal system and protect himself against the savage world around him, he formed alliances with other individuals, eventually leading to tribes, and as the agricultural revolution sprang to life, our forefathers settled down with their peers in tribes. These tribes and villages offered security in exchange for a little bit of freedom from the tribemembers, as the primitive laws were developed to maintain the peace within the community.

Well now, am I the only one that finds it strange that capitalism is around? Let me explain.

Our capitalist economy is based on the evolutionary process in nature, as the fittest, i.e. richest, prevail and will have lives long enough to produce better adapted offspring. So mankind has offered up some freedom for protection against the vicious games that nature had played on them, and now we have ended up in a eerily similar system, only with less freedom than once before.

Is it because man subconsciously needs this system? Is it a basic hunkering in his genes to oppress and exploit his fellow man if he believes himself fit enough to do so? And where there are the fittest, there are also the weak, but the weak in these days are not killed. Hell no! The weak are kept alive, most of em hopped up on anti-depressants, sleeping pills or painkillers, just so they can be good consumers, with a decent amount of debt and an overflowing collection of useless stuff.

This rich vs. 'weak', or 1 vs. 99% if you will, smells a bit like Nietzsche's Ubermensch, who he believed should rule and make choices that are best for themselves as superior beings. The interests of regular people couldn't bother them less. I keep seeing similarities... The Nazi police state is not far off, the Wall Street police has shown who it protects, who the Ubermenschen are.

1 comment:

  1. It has been ingrained in us that the Capitalist system works. For example. A capitalist economy was always shown to be rich and affluent within the turn of the 20th century. Remember the American Dream?

    The USA is a shining example of how powerful a capitalist economy could get. However, people seem to forget how they got there in the first place. The US have been in existence for 230+ years. 200+ of those years have been in wars. Such wars have allowed them to exert their influence and give the idea to other people of the world that their system works.

    Thus began the Capitalist idea of it being ingrained in our subconscious. People say that Capitalism works because they can cite different economic ideologies that have never fully worked while Capitalism flourished. Communism and Socialism are a few.

    I think I'm just rambling on here, hopefully you can make some sense into what I just typed here. I know I can't for some reason... :/