Victims of Capitalism.

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Victims of Capitalism.

Postby Nibbana » Fri May 19, 2017 9:54 am

Just to balance the victims of communism.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-has-kil ... ii/5492051

It is hypocrisy at it's best when one focuses on the one but not the other.
Always try to maintain a balanced view.

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"Then you understand the brilliance of the Buddha's teaching of anatta, goes right to the heart of everything. They say the Dhamma is the source, not going to it's consequences not papancha, but going right into the very middle, the very essence, the very heart, the atta what you take to be you. From the body into the mind thinking, from the mind into the doer, from the doer into the knower. You can see you're not the knower, you can see you're not the doer..."

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Re: Victims of US imperialism.

Postby SarathW » Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 am

Perhaps you have to say victims of capitalism.
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Re: Victims of US imperialism.

Postby Nibbana » Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 am

SarathW wrote:Perhaps you have to say victims of capitalism.


:)
"Then you understand the brilliance of the Buddha's teaching of anatta, goes right to the heart of everything. They say the Dhamma is the source, not going to it's consequences not papancha, but going right into the very middle, the very essence, the very heart, the atta what you take to be you. From the body into the mind thinking, from the mind into the doer, from the doer into the knower. You can see you're not the knower, you can see you're not the doer..."

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Re: Victims of US imperialism.

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 19, 2017 4:52 pm

Nibbana wrote:
SarathW wrote:Perhaps you have to say victims of capitalism.


:)


The original title of "Victims of U.S. imperialism" is better. There are plenty of capitalist nations that are not imperialist. In fact, most nations are capitalist and not imperialist. The Libertarian Party in the U.S. is the "most" capitalist (bottom right quadrant on the political compass) and they oppose the imperialism, wars, massive defense spending, American military bases around the world, etc.

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby SDC » Fri May 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Nibbana wrote:It is hypocrisy at it's best when one focuses on the one but not the other.
Always try to maintain a balanced view.


A great suggestion, but it is by no means a requirement when posting on this forum.

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby Disciple » Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm

US imperialism is a cancer to this planet.

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby lyndon taylor » Fri May 19, 2017 5:39 pm

Capitalism is the worship of rich, greedy people. It is a degenerate philosophy.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby BasementBuddhist » Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Disciple wrote:US imperialism is a cancer to this planet.



U.S. imperialism is U.S. imperialism. Imperialism causes suffering for some, and pleasure for others, like all things on this planet. :anjali:

You can make a choice to oppose or support Imperialism and its effects, but that does not make it bad or good. It merely makes you opposed or supportive to It. Fire might be scary to those burned. The very same people would be happy to see it when wet and cold. Where in imperialism is the evil? The path to enlightenment lies beyond what is bad and what is good. Only by watching, accepting, and reacting with Metta can we achieve the goal of awakening.

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby Nibbana » Fri May 19, 2017 6:27 pm

This is very interesting to contemplate:

Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler is well known for having later become an outspoken critic of U.S. wars and their consequences, as well as exposing the Business Plot, an alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.

― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier
Smedley D. Butler wrote:“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”


The audio version of the book is here:

"Then you understand the brilliance of the Buddha's teaching of anatta, goes right to the heart of everything. They say the Dhamma is the source, not going to it's consequences not papancha, but going right into the very middle, the very essence, the very heart, the atta what you take to be you. From the body into the mind thinking, from the mind into the doer, from the doer into the knower. You can see you're not the knower, you can see you're not the doer..."

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Re: Victims of Capitalism.

Postby lyndon taylor » Fri May 19, 2017 7:47 pm

BasementBuddhist wrote:
Disciple wrote:US imperialism is a cancer to this planet.



U.S. imperialism is U.S. imperialism. Imperialism causes suffering for some, and pleasure for others, like all things on this planet. :anjali:

You can make a choice to oppose or support Imperialism and its effects, but that does not make it bad or good. It merely makes you opposed or supportive to It. Fire might be scary to those burned. The very same people would be happy to see it when wet and cold. Where in imperialism is the evil? The path to enlightenment lies beyond what is bad and what is good. Only by watching, accepting, and reacting with Metta can we achieve the goal of awakening.


You seem to be seriously mixing up your politics with religion, there is good and bad in politics, in religion too.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/


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