Monday, February 6, 2012

Omne Nefas Mundi

I'm thinking of renaming this blog, but since I don't have a lot of blog-experience, I really don't know if it's a faux pas.

The new title will be 'Omne Nefas Mundi', latin for 'all that's wrong with this world', so it's more obvious what this blog is about, as I wouldn't call it a 'personal' blog', it's more of a rant on a crooked world.

My ranting today was mostly about possessions. I've been reading up on John Locke and his obsession with possession. It's sad that this man and his political views have become mainstream over the course of over 300 years, which is one of the main causes for the crashing ultra-capitalist system in place today. And we still see it today, the obsession with possession, especially in more conservative countries, where there are laws tolerating murder in response to theft of one's properties.

One of the main reasons I do not believe in capitalism is because of the existence of possessions. A system which thrives under scarcity of goods cannot be called a system to serve mankind's greater goals.
I can concur (more moderate) capitalism has led to gigantic leaps in science and industrialization, but we are now coming to the breaking point of that same system. Science is coming to a standstill, indicated by fewer science students each year at universities. (Yes it is my belief science is mankind's most important ultimate goal.)
But the cracks also shows in these latest times of economical crisis. A pragmatical system would not condone the deletion of jobs, distributing most wealth amongst less than 1% of earth's inhabitants, and even the destruction our planet.

It's amazing such a system is still tolerated, or should I say "enforced", after all those years of crises, poverty, war, sickness and hunger.

5 comments:

  1. It's not amazing at all. The people who have been driven into power by such a system wish to retain said power.

    And they have the power to make sure that it stays that way. And thus the circle continues.

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  2. I can see that, what I cannot see is that people accept this willingly and without ever questioning it. Indoctrination and illusion of free will have become full-fledged sciences with sure-fire results and a minimal chance of opposition.

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  3. capitalism is simply blood sucking system that fucks the poor more and more :|

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  4. The system clearly doesn't work but many can't see whats right in front of them, now following!

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  5. Gotta love how screwed up our world is.

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