Human Choice

“I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence that you know.’ So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say.”
— Ernest Hemmingway

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System Corruption

Scientifically I believe individuals are products of their environment. I think evil people are caused by evil environments. Regarding capitalism and private property rights, I understand that they can have a tendency to concentrate wealth. My main problem with a system of government is that it institutionalizes violence. I think every system of government tried as yet, instead of preventing capitalist monopolies, only creates a worse variant: government monopolies controlled by the rich. As much as people might say “at least you can vote them out,” historically I wonder if that is true. The law seems to me much harder to change than business practices. If Big Business is always out to make the most profit, a cultural shift in buying habits seems to rapidly change the structure. Take for example, the “go green” movement. To me, honestly, it seems a foregone conclusion that the world will be green and sustainable, sooner rather than later. The reason is because many people feel good doing it and that translates to big bucks and fast change. With law, there never seems to be that pace. Laws are almost never repealed, is my understanding. How can that be reasonable, understandable, or moral?

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Good People

I don’t see people as good or evil, I see products of environments. Some environments are better than others, these produce better people.

A war cannot produce wealth, it merely diverts it toward unsustainable ends. But human minds aren’t unsustainable, they have unlimited capacity to learn. They should be embraced with positive thoughtful environments.

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