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pol musing (no debate, subtooters will be yelled at) 

This idea that Capitalism is the root of /all/ evil is compelling. I've seen this take a lot. I suspect people blame it for all evil because it /is/ evil and causes people to do evil things. I don't disagree.

But in my opinion there's another few motives for this take:

1) not wanting to believe some people are inherently evil or do bad things for lack of conscience
2) wanting to believe a perfect world is possible if only we abolish it

pol musing (no debate, subtooters will be yelled at) 

3) fundamental attribution error; easier to blame the system you already think is evil
4) one of those little lies we tell ourselves to feel better (pretty much everyone does this at some level to prevent despair)

There will always be bad things in the world. Capitalism abolition only solves a lot of the problems, but not all. I have a hard time believing abolishing Capitalism will end rape, serial murder, or all conflict. I dunno

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pol musing (no debate, subtooters will be yelled at) 

We will always need some way to prevent people from doing bad things. Rehabilitation works for most cases. But to think someone who killed like 50 people for pleasure is p

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pol musing (no debate, subtooters will be yelled at) 

We will always need some way to prevent people from doing bad things. Rehabilitation works for most cases. But to think someone who killed like 50 people for pleasure is going to be rehabilitated is wishful thinking. That's what prisons /should be/ for, to ensure those who do evil can't do evil.

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pol musing (no debate, subtooters will be yelled at) 

(and why prisons should be humane; it should aim to prevent a greater tragedy at the hands of those who have resisted rehabilitation; they are sick in some way in all likelihood, and punishing the sick is never going to work)

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