Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Pure capitalism and pure socialism are usually horrible for most of the people living under them.

Purity destroys many things.
Purity is fundamentalism, purity leads to purity oaths and an ever narrowing circle of sycophancy. Purity in art and music leads to stagnation. Purity in genetics leads to profound birth defects and severe mental retardation.
Nature seldom tolerates purity for a reason.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)