Live Science today has an article titled, “A Culture that Capitalism Can’t Crush.” Capitalism does not crush a culture. The people of that culture discard it for something that they like better. We should not enjoy our numerous and extensive benefits vis a vis capitalism and then decry capitalism being accepted by others.
I was driving down the road and saw a champagne colored Lexus driven by a bottle blonde with a bumper sticker that read, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Er, no. It’s not. Dissent? Dissent about what? She is saying that disagreeing with anyone about anything (or everyone about everything) is patriotism. I don’t think so. I call that being obnoxious.