Does Capitalism Fuel Modern Bigotry?

Credit Karma EllisDee25
7d 32 Comments

Most of us work collectivly and live in densly populated communities, but we are put in a position of competition for jobs, housing, resources. Does this help drive bogotry and resentments?

Regular people also have no meaningful control over the economy. Does this lead some to scapegoat “undeserving freeloader” groups in society or “invading” outside groups for economic misfortune like feudal villiagers blaming witches for a bad harvest?

[Yes, there was bigotry in the past, but I don’t think modern bigotry is simply a holdover. First, specific forms of bigotry have changed a lot - witch hunts are no longer the persacution of women suspected of being literal witches. Second, many beliefs died out entirely: few people today care - and you’re not a social/legal outcast - if you were born out of wedlock, for example. So if the counter-argument is “bigotry is always around/humam nature” then the question is, why the specific forms of bigotry we see today rather than anti-bastard bigotry or anti-red head bigotry?]

33 VOTES SELECT ONLY ONE ANSWER
VOTE VIEW RESULT

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 32 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    Capitalistic societies are the least bigoted, historically speaking.

    Look at how it fairs against communism, socialism, or really any other economic model.

    Capitalism fuels globalism, which increases acceptance amongst groups of people.
    7d 21
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      OP
      SAP, They did, they didn’t justify it on biological grounds of race. If you were a slave in ancient societies that didn’t mean your children were slaves unless you sold them into slavery.
      7d
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      OP
      Pinterest, no I am making a distinction between racist ideology and fights between chimp groups.
      7d
    • Pinterest / Eng Fuqc65
      Why are you still here. You are playing word game switching from bigotry to racism to a supremacist racist ideology. First clearly spell out what you want to say.

      There is bigotry in humans independent of situation. Most women hate their mother in law. Is that some systemic bigotry or biological one. What you are talking about is a narrow version of in-group vs out-group (coloring with modern situation) but it far predates this modernity or even our species.

      Lastly the word racism is just a word, there is a phenomenon much larger than that word can cover. Just because you want to focus on a narrow portion is meaningless and chasing an irrelevant problem (not even a problem)

      Clearly your one liners are not helping.
      7d
    • Pinterest / Eng Fuqc65
      “Slave in ancient societies that didn’t mean your children were slaves unless you sold them into slavery.”- lol what history books are you reading.
      7d
    • SAP dwEC83
      if they owned you, they own your children as well. why would they feed the children if they dont own them?
      7d
  • Walmart pingpongl4
    Bro chill with your capitalism = evil bs
    7d 3
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      OP
      Would you rather only hear the liberal view: ”responsible capitalism is great... capitalism is great except for mean Walmart and sometimes Amazon.”

      Or the conservative one: “capitalism is great... capitalism would mean total freedom except for those millennials and feminists and mooches and liberals and minorities who simply fail to fall into line and shut up.”
      7d
    • Walmart pingpongl4
      Capitalism = ❤

      Stop bullying capitalism
      7d
    • Adobe xistential
      Voltaire for Ellis: "Go into the London Stock Exchange – a more respectable place than many a court – and you will see representatives from all nations gathered together for the utility of men. Here Jew, Mohammedan and Christian deal with each other as though they were all of the same faith, and only apply the word infidel to people who go bankrupt. Here the Presbyterian trusts the Anabaptist and the Anglican accepts a promise from the Quaker. On leaving these peaceful and free assemblies some go to the Synagogue and others for a drink, this one goes to be baptized in a great bath in the name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, that one has his son’s foreskin cut and has some Hebrew words he doesn’t understand mumbled over the child, others go to heir church and await the inspiration of God with their hats on, and everybody is happy."
      7d
  • Microsoft gt2
    stop this bs. Just go to China or Russia.
    7d 2
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      OP
      But they are also capitalist.

      I’ll stay in the US for the nominal free speech where no one tells you to gtfo if you don’t adhere to their beliefs.
      7d
    • Microsoft gt2
      Lol
      7d
  • Apple Snut Ella
    Wester capitalist democracies are some of the least bigoted states in history. We’re not perfect but we’re better than nearly anything else.
    7d 0
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    Don’t even engage with the OP. He thinks Marx, Lenin, and Hitler were capitalists.
    7d 1
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      OP
      No, not Marx or Lenin.

      And Hitler was ideologically fascist. Capitalists in Nazi Germany (and elsewhere) ended up supporting him though.
      7d