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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 12:27 PM
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37. I think environmental regulations
don't help because all they do is allow us to exploit more.

"racism still existed"

How? There was no race to ism.

"sexism still existed (rape was the norm rather than the exception)"

The norm?

"and starvation and poverty were nearly universal"

Yeah, if one person went hungry, everyone did. That's why you would work together. As opposed to today, when you don't have to lift a finger, and you can still eat better than an actual person pulling a plant from the ground.

"Most people in America today who would be considered below the poverty line are still hundreds of times better off than the "rich" were 50000 years ago."

Since there was no money 50,000 years ago, you'd be correct.

"Yes we do have some environmental problems. You know why? Because of people like you"

No, people like me do our best to stop exploiting human and non-human life. I'm not perfect, but I'm not supposed to be.

The reason we have environmental problems are because everyone wants, expects, and demands more. More of everything. Endless growth. "Progress". That means killing anything that stands in our way of attaining some perfect state of humanity.

Civilization is killing not only us, but all life, including the eco-systems. If you want that to continue, obviously nobody can stop it, because nobody has.

Just the opinion of one person like me.
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