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why not ask a bird, ant or monkey whether god is 'capitalist' or 'communist'? If you could speak to them, they'd think you were mad. Humans are the only creatures that pay to eat, drink and have shelter...have a think about that. Just because you've been brought up to think a 'madness' is normal and natural and accepted by most, doesn't mean it actually is

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18 hours ago, imhosingh said:

why not ask a bird, ant or monkey whether god is 'capitalist' or 'communist'? If you could speak to them, they'd think you were mad. Humans are the only creatures that pay to eat, drink and have shelter...have a think about that. Just because you've been brought up to think a 'madness' is normal and natural and accepted by most, doesn't mean it actually is

Do you think they could even comprehend such a thing?

Are Sikhs from Punjab running away to North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam or to the UK, USA, Australia, Canada?

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On 1/28/2021 at 8:28 AM, ChardikalaUK said:

Do you think they could even comprehend such a thing?

Are Sikhs from Punjab running away to North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam or to the UK, USA, Australia, Canada?

Cuba, n Korea are not actually communist. Unfortunately I spent 5yrs studying politics academically and we've never had a Marx style communist state. In his books communism would come after capitalism ..but with the likes of USSR, n Korea, Cuba they skipped the 'capitalism' bit and went straight to a Mish mash of models (agrarian societies to communist). Marx was very clear that his communism comes after capitalism has burnt itself out (and in the process built up the infrastructure for a communist state). In a way it was a perfect way to discredit Marx as so called 'communist' states were never created in the 'right' (according to Marx) situation .

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“A healthy middle class is necessary to have a healthy political democracy. A society made up of rich and poor has no mediating group either politically or economically.” — Lester Thurow

The Middle Class in India: From 1947 to the Present and Beyond

https://www.asianstudies.org/publications/eaa/archives/the-middle-class-in-india-from-1947-to-the-present-and-beyond/

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I would guess somewhere halfway is the reality. 

All are equal so all deserve equality (communism) but then efforts/actions should be rewarded/punished (capitalism) 

Although what is 'good' or 'bad' is not always simple and we cannot know the reasons for why things are why they are 

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20 hours ago, Premi5 said:

I would guess somewhere halfway is the reality. 

All are equal so all deserve equality (communism) but then efforts/actions should be rewarded/punished (capitalism) 

Although what is 'good' or 'bad' is not always simple and we cannot know the reasons for why things are why they are 

"Midway is Best" 

ਜਿਸੁ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਿ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਤਿਸੈ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਿ ਚਿੰਤਾ ॥

The household which is filled with abundance - that household suffers anxiety.

ਜਿਸੁ ਗ੍ਰਿਹਿ ਥੋਰੀ ਸੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਭ੍ਰਮੰਤਾ ॥

One whose household has little, wanders around searching for more.

ਦੁਹੂ ਬਿਵਸਥਾ ਤੇ ਜੋ ਮੁਕਤਾ ਸੋਈ ਸੁਹੇਲਾ ਭਾਲੀਐ ॥੧॥

He alone is happy and at peace, who is liberated from both conditions. ||1||

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ਛੋਡਿ ਬਹੈ ਤਉ ਛੂਟੈ ਨਾਹੀ ॥
He may try to abandon Maya, but he is not released.

ਜਉ ਸੰਚੈ ਤਉ ਭਉ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥
If he collects things, then his mind is afraid of losing them.

ਇਸਹੀ ਮਹਿ ਜਿਸਕੀ ਪਤਿ ਰਾਖੈ ਤਿਸੁ ਸਾਧੂ ਚਉਰੁ ਢਾਲੀਐ ॥੬॥
I wave the fly-brush over that holy person, whose honor is protected in the midst of Maya. ||6||

https://www.igurbani.com/shabad/3734?verseId=43526

But this is not in our hands

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਬੈਠਤ ਹੀ ਖਾਹਿ ॥
Many millions eat while sitting at ease.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਘਾਲਹਿ ਥਕਿ ਪਾਹਿ ॥
Many millions are exhausted by their labors.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਕੀਏ ਧਨਵੰਤ ॥
Many millions are created wealthy.

ਕਈ ਕੋਟਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਹਿ ਚਿੰਤ ॥
Many millions are anxiously involved in Maya.

ਜਹ ਜਹ ਭਾਣਾ ਤਹ ਤਹ ਰਾਖੇ ॥
Wherever He wills, there He keeps us.

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੈ ਹਾਥੇ ॥੫॥
O Nanak, everything is in the Hands of God. ||5||

https://www.igurbani.com/shabad/957?verseId=12404

Waheguru 🙏

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