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Social Programs

You can say what you wish about the advantages or drawbacks about socialism, communism, capitalism, or any of the other -isms but the fact of being human is that we have — from time immemorial — been a species that cooperates with other of our species for mutual benefit.  It’s how we have survived as long as we have — not that our survival on this planet is necessarily essential to earth’s existence — because it isn’t.

Sometimes we all simply need the help of someone else.

We can deny that, or mock it, or scoff, but none of that changes the fact that when we are born we need the help of others to survive, while we are alive we need the help of others to survive, when we are old and dying we need the help of others to soldier on through, and when we die those we leave behind need the help of others to live.


7 thoughts on “Social Programs

  1. It is really worrisome to me how so much of the world is being duped into thinking our problems are due to the “least” among us. Very worrisome. I love the graphic you used here. It illustrates so well your thoughts and words. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I found this post from the “Notes to Ponder” blog. I must say here, as I said on that blog, that I definitely agree here. Even the best of us sometimes need a little help, a little bit, or a lot. Thanks for sharing this.


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