Socialism and the Myth of the Noble Savage

The notion that simple tribal societies are somehow harmonious, peaceful and innocent has insidiously worked its way into our consciousness. It also to a large part forms the basic building block of socialist ideology: poor countries are poor because they are/were oppressed by evil capitalists in the West. This is wrong. Natural human society is violent, not peaceful, and the violence is over the redistribution of the existing, which is exactly how it is in socialism.

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