In all historic eras, humankind has ordered its life according to specific societal archetypes, patterns of behavior, and objectives; what Plato termed Forms. Civilization is the Form of human development characterized by reason (ability to think for oneself), self-awareness, social conscience (awareness of what's happening in the world), civility (self-disciplined behavior), literacy (ability to read and understand what you read), cultured appreciation of art and literature, the rule of law not men, and constitutionally guaranteed rights.

Capitalists have destroyed awareness and understanding of the Form civilization by substituting for this archetype of excellence the pattern of greed, selfishness, indifference to others, and egomania.