(On Facebook a certain lady posted a link to what appeared to be Socialist leanings on the left. Her points were well taken. However, stirred by her ideological leanings, I countered giving examples of abusive capitalism, or what's been described as predatory capitalism. She responded briefly saying we need 'compassionate' capitalism. Maybe so, maybe not. (I'm really in the middle, or, take no sides.) I wrote the following response, kind of James Joyce, or Jack Kerouac stream of consciousness. It's not overly literary but there is a certain feel to it which has some substance. Not constrained by grammar one can let it hang out so to speak.
I forget if I actually posted it or not. I think it describes the landscape that exists.)
Answer to FB 'Compassionate Capitalism'
Somewhat true...but too much tech, too much centralization of power sources....leads to abuse....Sam Walmart started out an all American guy......good values...led to a monster....small cottage industries...tried...only so many tea shops can be done....now the worse types thrive....and truly, capitalism for a long time has been about making everything into plastic....and what's that doing to us....its really not the answer anymore.....return to tribalism.???? no real answers...just surviving as best you can whatever is thrown your way....that' what I see ...we've just gone to far in every which way....best to tone it all down, keep a small imprint and don't get carried away...OK, I've gone on.....I was out West for a time....people were trying that....community, mom an pop stores....but didn't last....bought there gold and silver......good principles but many are now gone and ended broke.....that's what I saw....now we have China sending their techies here....no conscience there, just business......basically I don't see an answer....just life will continue.....maybe until natural disasters intervene and we're all down on our knees....