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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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  -PC-ness is a reflection of where we are in our civilization. bling bling  Nov-19-06 11:37 PM   #0 
  - I bet you're wrong. I bet the earliest fights between hunters and gatherers  jobycom   Nov-19-06 11:55 PM   #1 
  - Besides, there's plenty of PC-ness on the Right;  Phredicles   Nov-20-06 12:09 AM   #3 
  - The Right is all about their brand of "PC."  jobycom   Nov-20-06 12:34 AM   #5 
  - "PC" was invented by the RW in the 90s as a talking point  ComerPerro   Nov-20-06 01:26 AM   #7 
     - Well said n/t  951-Riverside   Nov-20-06 01:46 AM   #9 
     - Correct me if I'm wrong.  bling bling   Nov-20-06 02:20 AM   #10 
     - I see that as exactly the same as what Comopero and I said.  jobycom   Nov-20-06 04:03 AM   #13 
     - It started off in China, probably came to the west via far left parties  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-20-06 05:40 AM   #14 
     - Or, like, those people who didn't like being called niggers  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-20-06 07:30 AM   #17 
     - You know, I never considered that word as being a part of poltical correctness  bling bling   Nov-20-06 09:18 AM   #32 
     - I've always seen the term as "being used by racists/biggots/sexists"  bloom   Nov-20-06 08:56 AM   #27 
     - I have always liked you, ComerPerro.  Sapphocrat   Nov-20-06 02:24 AM   #11 
     - Precisely. Thank you, CP. nt  blondeatlast   Nov-20-06 07:13 AM   #15 
     - You've got it. nt  Marie26   Nov-20-06 09:26 PM   #44 
  - I've read that people in hunter-gatherer societies work about 2 hours a day  kineta   Nov-20-06 12:06 AM   #2 
  - Gossiping and back-biting probably are human nature.  bling bling   Nov-20-06 01:23 AM   #6 
  - along with industralization came the rule of a specialized class,  rman   Nov-20-06 07:39 AM   #19 
  - It's so simple.....  Unrepentant Fenian   Nov-20-06 12:26 AM   #4 
  - Yup. It's "The Empire Strikes Back" stage....  BlooInBloo   Nov-20-06 01:38 AM   #8 
  - Point is, some people are still there  The Straight Story   Nov-20-06 02:31 AM   #12 
  - I am just amazed at how far some here go to defend insulting people  Toots   Nov-20-06 07:23 AM   #16 
  - insult to who?  rman   Nov-20-06 07:35 AM   #18 
     - The terminology is insulting to many including myself  Toots   Nov-20-06 08:07 AM   #20 
        - How come it's insulting to some and not to others?  rman   Nov-20-06 08:15 AM   #21 
        - Hmm the same could be said for the Confederate Flag  Toots   Nov-20-06 08:27 AM   #22 
           - I'm pretty sure the issue with smoking in public is not that it's insulting to some,  rman   Nov-20-06 11:57 AM   #35 
        - A word only has the power YOU give it...  ms liberty   Nov-20-06 08:39 AM   #24 
           - I love how stupid people unthinkingly assume that everyone else....  BlooInBloo   Nov-20-06 08:43 AM   #25 
           - Is that a politically correct thing to say?  bling bling   Nov-20-06 09:05 AM   #29 
              - Sigh. The very concept of "politically correct" is intrinsically a bigot's concept....  BlooInBloo   Nov-20-06 09:11 AM   #31 
                 - I'm not saying you're wrong about your view on the concept.  bling bling   Nov-20-06 09:24 AM   #34 
           - If we continue to accept offensive behavior then we are indeed all nuts  Toots   Nov-20-06 08:44 AM   #26 
              - A question...  ms liberty   Nov-20-06 09:02 AM   #28 
                 - Just in case one day the truth is of passing interest to you...  BlooInBloo   Nov-20-06 09:07 AM   #30 
                    - Thank you...  ms liberty   Nov-20-06 09:23 AM   #33 
  - If you say so  NoMoreMyths   Nov-20-06 08:30 AM   #23 
  - And before civilization...  Crandor   Nov-20-06 12:09 PM   #36 
     - I think environmental regulations  NoMoreMyths   Nov-20-06 12:27 PM   #37 
        - Do I even need to mention the utter hypocrisy of your using a computer to post this crap?  Crandor   Nov-20-06 12:46 PM   #38 
           - Actually, no, you don't have to point that out  NoMoreMyths   Nov-20-06 01:24 PM   #39 
              - If what you say is true then it doesn't even matter what we do  Crandor   Nov-20-06 01:58 PM   #41 
                 - Yes, I do tend to have a pessimistic outlook  NoMoreMyths   Nov-20-06 03:54 PM   #42 
  - so are antibiotics. if we didnt have time to sit around and think no progress would be made.  lionesspriyanka   Nov-20-06 01:44 PM   #40 
  - That's a good thing.  Marie26   Nov-20-06 09:24 PM   #43 

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