to hear Americans say “democracy and capitalism may not be perfect, but they’re the best systems invented yet!”
What they didn’t make clear, of course, is just what they are the best systems for achieving. They mean of course that democracy and capitalism are the best systems for guaranteeing that personal liberty and individual freedom will not be abolished entirely from society.
“Give me liberty or give me death!” says the so-called “founding father,” with this statement elaborating one of the greatest paradoxes ever spoken and prophesying unwittingly of the reason for man’s destiny to exceed carrying capacity.
None seem to anticipate or understand, of course, what the world still refuses to face: on a small planet covered with seven billion people on an exponential growth curve, liberty is death.
Your freedom is the death of the species. People must not be free.
Call it a philosophical problem if you wish. And remember that as the population continues to grow and we literally begin to run out of breathable oxygen as we clear more and more oxygen-producing foliage for food while as an exponentially growing population we continue to consume more and more oxygen while exhaling carbon dioxide that suffocates us. Forgetting about global warming. And energy. And pollution. And warfare. And limits on natural resources in a world dominated by the ethos of private property.
Your freedom will carry you all to your graves.
“In a Republican administration, your money will be safely protected by our pocketbooks, just as the founding fathers intended. In a Democratic administration, your children will be forced by a socialized system to have gay abortions performed by Osama Bin Laden, without any hope of ever having a Christmas again!”