- Reaction score
- Fields of Flanders
Not exactly what I would call a perfect society For me, a perfect society is a society that resembles the tribal nation, combined with modern technology.alexa said:I read a SF book, about 20 years ago about a perfect society. Sorry. I forgot the name and the author. I just kept on my mind the main idea. So, there is this society where nobody is in direct contact with nobody. The comunication was made by videocamera. Each member of the society worked at home. So, no sex between them. The reproduction was made in vitro and only for those members chosen by the society. No one had the right to have more than one child. And the child grow up as isolated from others as his genetic parents. Get the picture ?
We have social problems and economical problems. The economical problems are caused by a combination of many factors. Some of the social problems are caused by holes in the welfare system, and others are caused by frictions between ethnic groups.alexa said:What I mean by this is that the problems in your country are most probably economically and not because of the presence of different races/cultures. Yoy have always the possibility to emigrate in another country.
Still, life is still rather good here. It just used to be better, and it's all heading in the wrong direction. Belgium is a rather complex country, and you need to have lived here to understand the social enviroment.
The symbol of the swastika means something different to me than it does to you. To me it doesn't stand for hate, but it stands for harmony, welfare and peace. This was the meaning Hitler gave it, and that meaning was deducted from the orriginal Nordic swastika (called fylfot, by the vikings). Just try to get past your bias and read the text.alexa said:About your 1st link, I got frosen when I saw the symbol of swastica. No offence !
Hehe, funny stuff. Anyway, I do agree that people from one race can opt for a different culture. That's why I believe that seperation by culture is more important than seperation by race. People should be able to migrate to another country, if they wish to adopt another culture. However, very few people ever migrate for cultural reasons. Practically everyone migrates for economical reasons, and many people are very reluctant to give up the culture of their ancestors. That's what causes most conflicts between economical immigrants and the orriginal population of a country. By giving each culture economical independence and maintaining the economical prosperity of each nation, few people would even care about migrating. Then, seperation by culture and largely by race would by rather spontaneous.Vapour said:
And oh yeah, I'm not German but Flemish
I'm not familiar enough with the Indian cultures and the Indian caste system to comment on that. I am however familiar with another culture that's even much more mixed : the US. And there, I see a very shallow culture (if you can even call it a culture) that scares me because of it's lack of depth and it's love for kapitalism.Avinash said:You only have to look at the rich cultures of India to see what enormous benefits are generated from the mixing of different cultures. In India all "races" are mixed to different extents as can be seen when you go from North to South and from West to East.