Posted: Jun 05, 2021 1:57 am
by arugula2
^Added: a riff on one of your major points, which is the capitalistic impulse, i.e. people's (and factions') impulse to amass & maintain as much wealth as possible, to the detriment of society at large, and ultimately to the detriment of the species and the planet...

The American version of that impulse, unfortunately, is the same one: in service of white supremacism. Of course, it surprises no one, that the main motivation behind racist politics is property. Even genetic purity (except for a few religious nuts) is subsumed under property. And of course, slaves were "property", says so in the founding documents. Society finds other ways to reclaim lost wealth.