Question: Do you agree with the following principle: “When you remove the cruelty from capitalism, you end progress”?
Answer: I do not agree, as this principle connects a certain “ism” with “cruelty”, exploitation, exclusive and ruthless competition.
What we learned from Human history that each civilization, Human society runs into the same problems, crisis, dead end, regardless of the “isms”, ideologies, political, economic or social system it tried to implement.
This should help us understand that the problems is with the user, the Human being, and not with the systems, ideologies, “isms” we use.
It is our inherently selfish, egoistic, hateful and greedy nature that distorts everything and drives us towards succeeding at the expense of others, and consume everything excessively like cancer.
Thus the remedy is changing, upgrading our original “operating software”, which upgrade would make us able to build positive, sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation above the inherent diversity and despite the instinctive distrust, animosity between people, nations.
Then the “upgraded” Humans will be able to figure out together – with the help of the above mentioned connections – how to build a better, more equal, peaceful and sustainable Human society, where our competitive spirit is not used against one another, but we will compete for the benefit of the whole collective.