[ExI] are all cultures equivalent?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 21:39:00 UTC 2009

On 4/12/09, spike wrote:
>  So the silly boneheads never realize the obvious, that their neighbors are
>  capitalists, while the Israelis are socialist at best, bordering on
>  communist.  So of course the evildoers are richer.

(Grin) You've got exactly the same mindset, Spike.

If the neighbors are doing better, then by default they must be capitalist.

Sorry, nut the neighboring tribes of Israel were anything *but* capitalist.

Different societies are on top at different times. Nothing much to do
with whether their system is better. Some are just bigger, some
develop a neat trick first, (like gunpowder), some have a dictator who
is really good at organizing the army, (Alexander), some are on top
only because the others are even worse.

I've never had much interest in politics, as they never represented my
interests. I see my role as more like a flea on an elephant, trying to
make the best of whatever comes my way and trying not to get trodden


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