as i walk through the the city streets of sacramento i wonder to myself: is a utopia possible? can humanity ever succeed in creating a perfect (or as near to it as we can get) society? to answer this question i had to classify civilization. (primarily western civilization and the different stages we went through) i came up with a hierarchy of civilization. stage one being our most primative and the last being the closest we can get to perfection. stage one: chaos. no governmental order or system. looting and division. stage two: "evil" monarchy or dictotorship. by which i mean that the people are controled with an iron fist and restricted in thier thinking. stage three: tribal setting. this promotes a sense of unity but pits you against other tribes. stage four: "good" monarchy or dictatorship. there is a singular ruler but he promotes goodness and morality. stage five: current democracy. we have a fairly egual and unbiased lifestyle but we are greedy and culturally sick. stage six: "fictional" democracy. a democracy like ours but in which the original values (like the ones in the constitution) are held up by everybody. greed does not exist. morality is commonplace. stage six: eutopia. now, for utopia i see two aternative possibilities, each with its own debatable flaws. one scenerio is the everybody helps everybody idea where every person in a community produces his share of his trade and gives off the excess freely. if everybody gave and recieved freely and took only what they needed, everybody would be in abundance. right? the second possiblity is that proposed by the mind of Ann Rand: objectisism. everybody looks out only for themselves and gives nothing away. no charity or sympathy. if everybody did this, wouldn't everybody get along? (except of course those with disabilities) note: when choosing the order of the ranking i had to take into account several factors. 1) does this society support all of its members? 2) does it support them equally well? 3) does it promote a sence of unity and peace? 4) does it create a sence of hostility against other societies? ------------------ am i right? did i miss anything? did i misplace something? is my list of morals missing anything? should anything not be there? are these utopias possible?