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Everyone knows there is a problem It lurks inside each one of us eating at our hearts and stealing moments of our precious lives We are a world of sick men And yes we actually choose to live chaos Why Either because we do not know how to change it or we do not want to As far as Norman O Brown and Herbert Marcuse were concerned this world is ours for the taking However both have a very different viewpoint on how this coup detat of society can happen In the 1960s American Socialism took a distinctively different and un-European even anarchistic form emphasizing as it did participatory democracy rather than centralized planning and a command economy Given the belief that the era of scarcity was over for good and that the existing system needed not so much to be abolished as taken over by and run in the interests of ordinary citizens the debate cut through Cold War rhetoric and attempted to focus on questions of function purpose and goals as well as institutional reform unknown Brown and Marcuse stepped into these debates each offering their own plan However Brown produced a theory that is far superior due to its reasonableness and feasibility There always has to be a starting point and for our two philosophers it was the attainment of a better state Marcuses Marxist thought was the overthrowing of the material and political which would bring about a new psyche that would achieve this better state However I believe that Browns focus on the fight within is the only way that any new existence can even be founded Few men in the history of mankind have been truly able to give up materialism This statement may seem ignorant however each man who has given secular objects up has received Calzaretta 2 another form of secularism For example the Buddha one of mankinds historically unmaterialistic men had a large group of followers
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