Friday, May 6, 2011

Getting somewhat real.

Reading some responses to the first rethug "debate" I am just amazed.

The stunning number of people who have no clue how modern societies exist and operate floor me. Not that they need to understand every intricate detail it's that they just seem to lack any overview whatsoever. Along with the lack of a  view of history from a practical perspective.
They seem to want to go back to a time when everyone scratched out an existence from the ground, lived in little more than huts and quite a number of their kids died before puberty. It's such an appealing concept.
Yes money may be the root of all evil. It is also the root of a modern society. That doesn't make the argument for removing money, it makes the argument for removing evil. Not that that will ever happen but at least that should be the goal. What we have now is exactly the opposite.