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November 21st, 2012, 10:44
Originally Posted by badmofo View Post
The world you're talking about couldn't include any humans, we're simply not capable of the sort of collective morality and fairness required for a system based on "need first and luxuries second".

Sad but true.
You're talking about our cultural history and the boundaries we've placed on ourselves. We're fully capable of change - but we're not living in a world society that would make it feasible, and we've never really had that option after the world grew small. That's why we have to create a separate world society - that starts out working together with the current one. This new society would be open to those interested in supporting a new way of doing things - and it would be completely voluntary.

It's not about morality - because morality is not an objective thing, no matter how much we try to make it into one. Morality - as we understand it - is based on the conditions under which we're raised and what experiences we have, particularly in our youth.

When you change those conditions and you change the kind of experiences we're likely to have - the "morality" will change along with that. It's about making a utilitarian society a natural assumption - rather than an extreme change. I will promise you that there WILL be people who're both willing and capable of taking the initial step, even if it's just a tiny, tiny minority. That's all it takes, really.

All they're waiting for is the opportunity to make it happen.
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