Well I suppose if all we ever do is sit back and "let it unfold" instead of actively engage in a deliberate effort to shape and harness it, then yes I imagine it will revert to a tool that speaks to the baser instincts of the failure of the human condition.

Fire can be used to heat our homes, cook our food, even light the way, or it can just be set capriciously to any fuel and thrown about with the intent of burning down the village.

It all depends on how we harness fire.
It is up to us, not Karl Marx, to decide how capitalism is allowed to function, and under what regulations.

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