Canada's role in a overpopulated world.

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srcrofford wrote:
Ka-El wrote: True that, but identifying weaknesses of the free market system does not, by default, presume to mean someone is promoting or supporting socialism. We have to hope there are or can be other mechanisms for expressing and implementing collective will. One of the greatest threats facing us right now is increased polarization setting people at odds when the solutions to most of our challenges are going to found by people who can listen to each other.


Nor is mentioning socialism mean one is deriding it or making assumptions about it either. You seem to have taken that wrong and be defending against something that was never intended.

Whoa! I didn't take anything wrong or make any presumptions. Simple making an observation of something seen often on these boards. I was certainly not trying to imply it was a weakness of yours. Just an observation.

srcrofford wrote: Right now in our political climate socialism and capitalism are juxtaposed, as you aluded to, so my comment is not personal to you or anyone else and should not be taken that way in a discussion of ideas. Contrasting it as the popular alternative ideas is the context we are in.

Ya I got that and agree to a point, but personally believe always contrasting these ideas as polarized opposites is not only counterproductive, but destructive in how it closes so many options in dealing with the challenges we face. Again, increased polarization sets people at odds when the solutions to most of our challenges are going to found by listening to each other
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oldtrucker wrote: ...it may be the only truly blind, objective, non self serving system.

Until self-preservation becomes one of its functioning rules and "it" decides humankind is a threat :200:
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^^Open the pod bay doors, Hal.
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
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Interesting story on Global News tonight. People choosing to not reproduce for the benefit of the planet.
Not sure I agree with comparing Zambia to Canada in the way of their carbon footprints. They don't have to heat
buildings in -30 C. in Zambia. Of course we in Canada would have a much larger carbon footprint per capita compared to countries in warmer climates.
https://globalnews.ca/news/5147616/volu ... footprint/
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Gilchy wrote: Mar 25th, 2019, 12:23 pm
common_sense_guy wrote:This is our country I say shut the door. No more immigration at all. I don't care what people say or think of my idea.. the more people we let in the lower standard of living everyone else has.
Ya, not how that works...

Why not? If people have any sense of self preservation ...- it should be.
Approx 250,000,000 added since last post in this thread.
It's not up to Canada or any country to rescue people that shouldn't be reproducing in the first place.
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