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    • Fri, Feb 06, 2009 - 05:01am

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      deadman

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      Re: Civilization! – *Some Restrictions Apply

    One of the points of the film is that there is now no alternative to civilization- it has been thrust upon the world and there is nowhere to hide. Some people choose lifestyles that are detrimental to others. Where is the justice in allowing this to happen?

    • Tue, Feb 03, 2009 - 05:10am

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      Re: “gold bug” undercurrents

    Arr, me hearty!

    Some generalizations about ‘gold bugs’ may include:

    Faith in the value of gold could be seen as simplistic and unsophisticated.

    There is a cultural belief that some people become fiends for gold and glitter and lose a sense of rationality. 

    They are narrowly fixated on the one asset that’s got to make them rich. If not, there must be a conspiracy because what has more intrinsic value than gold?

    The dollar has ruled for many decades and many folks are in denial that our great empire could falter. They are terrified that we might have to resort to barbaric means of exchange via precious metals.

    Finally, I resisted gold for a long time because it represented greed. The mining practices are also insensitive to human rights, water quality, etc. It also doesn’t seem to do anything productive. I can’t eat it. It doesn’t keep me warm. It just sits there and were stuck hoping that other people will continue to have faith in its value.

     

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