A question I received: In a recent answer you gave you said that the capitalist system of America was evil because it focused on the self rather than on the whole of society as so many other countries do. However, how do you account for the fact that the citizens of the U.S. give more to global charity than any other nation and exceed all of Europe in their charitable giving?
It seems to me that the New World that emerges out of the current global crisis will come from the ingenuity and ambition of the American people which comes from a pioneering spirit that is fueled by an independent and capitalist system.
All people of sound mind, no matter how wealthy come to the point of giving. If one looks at the life of many wealthy capitalists, including, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros, and many, many others… they have given a great deal to society. Don’t you agree?
My Answer: The system is a thing of the past, because it is built on competition, rather than on unity of people. The system has become opposite to Nature, and therefore needs to be changed into one that is congruent with Nature. To the extent that we stay opposite, we will suffer blows and setbacks.
As for the American spirit – to be pioneers and set an example for the rest of the world – I agree! But what does it mean today, if not to show the world the proper example of friendliness and mutual benevolent connection?
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