Posted 10 months ago on July 4, 2012, 8:42 p.m. EST by TitusMoans
from Boulder City, NV
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Independence Day is a good time to ask whether the American republic can be saved by reform.
Many believe that changing our system, for instance, by making it less-susceptible to corruption--by patching the glaring holes in the framework of this democratic republic--can be saved.
Others, however, believe capitalism is just another political-economic system like tribalism,slavery, or feudalism and that like other such systems runs through an historical process before being supplanted by another new system.
Once humans evolved to the point of property ownership, class divisions resulted; in slavery people owned people; in feudalism the rulers owned real-estate, and the serfs worked as sharecroppers; in capitalism the wealthy elite own the means of production, while the workers sell their hourly services like so many prostitutes.
If Marx, Engels, and others were right, capitalism is on its last legs having reached the point, at which self-destruction becomes imminent and inevitable.
Can reform save the USA?