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1. Northern European nations and Canada are not Socialist nations, they are Capitalist (State and mostly private) which have large social safety nets (or welfare) for their citizens, paid for by Capitalism.

This is not an attack on those nations, their governments do actually
2. seem to care about their citizens and the people seem to have more control over their governments than in a Plutocratic nation such as the US. What is important to realize is that Capitalism only really cares about profit and that is destroying the planet, if we want to solve
3. these looming existential problems we can't hold up these nations as examples.

This is where we require a fundamental shift, as a species, in the way we think about civilization. Currently we are still trapped in the idea of trade and competition without seeing those as the
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When you see people defending the status quo ask them what is their agenda or motivation, see if they reply.

What I have found is that everyone, without exception, has an agenda; some are working for intelligence agencies (public and/or private), some maybe "earn" a living from
the labor of others and enjoy a life of abject leisure and love having others serve them. Always think about this when determining their agenda.

So what is my agenda or motivation? Since everyone has one, including myself, I will share mine with you and it is simply to put an
end to all of this suffering going on in the world today. If my agenda were power, I would not be advocating for #DirectDemocracy politically as that eliminates the power of the few or the one, nor would I advocate for a #GiftEconomy as that eliminates economic hierarchy.
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