From my simple observation, how does the BLP and the DLP differ in their Ideology?I am very concerned that unless we practice Free Market Principles with fewer Burdensome Rules, Regulations and Controls, the Reaper lies at the Gate!
“Governments make no money they only Spend money, that is why Socialist Governments love Businesses, that way they depend on Entrepreneurs to build businesses and to employ people so that they can TAX them so that they can live HIGH ON THE HOG!
This Elitist in the world, live off the Sweat of others through Taxation and Manipulation.
In Barbados 2/3 of the money collected by Government is paid towards debt and 1/3 is paid to the Government Bureaucracy. Where do you think the 100% comes from? -It comes from off the backs of those working who are mostly oblivious to the amount extracted from them by the numerous forms of Assessments, Duties, Land Tax, NIS taxes, Vat Tax, Road Tax, Licensees, Income Tax, Dividend Tax, Levy’s, and Excise forms of Taxation!
Promises, Promises, Promises… All Politicians do is promise more entitlements and when buying votes its all about Free Stuff. Then you vote them in and you reap the whirlwind, as often times because of careless spending since it’s not their money. 1/3 pays all the Civil Servants and the few amenities that Government provides.
How long do you think that Parasitical Entity can feed off we the people? It depends on the Organism as to how much it feeds. The real aim of Full Blown Socialism is to control every aspect of what others own. It’s aims at Complete Paternalism in Government.
No individual is to own anything. Everything belongs to the state. All properties, utilities, industries, and persons are to be owned by the entire body politic, represented by the government. A good example is what is happening in Venezuela or Barbados… do you own your house? Even after we are deceased our inheritors continue paying Taxes.
What Ripple effects are we witnessing of such Control? The Elitist fatten themselves while everyone else literally starve. The have sucked so much out of their people in Barbados that the host is dying.
“The Problem with Socialist is that they eventually run out of others peoples money”. Margaret Thatcher.
We cannot trust a System that is feeding off the people. Socialism is simply governmental ownership and management of the essential means for the production and distribution of goods. That is why Government should be limited to what we the people deem absolutely necessary. Government is supposed to represent and protect the people not Leech off them”!
As stated previously, “Full Blown Socialism aims at complete Paternalism in Government. No individual is to own anything. Everything belongs to the state. All properties, utilities, industries, and persons are to be owned by the entire body politic, represented by the government, and this is the result….
When I shared the video HUNGRY VENEZUELANS CRY AT THE SIGHT OF FOOD, AS ECONOMIC CRISUS DEEPENS… Some one asked, “Wonder how much gold we have in our treasury. What security does government borrow against”?
For those who may be wondering the same thing, the answer is quite simple really…
We The People are the Gold in Barbados and in most Nations under Socialism. It is a requirement by Law to be Registered by our Birth Certificates as Property of the State from whom they will eventually harvest the Cream of our Labours Through TAXATION !!
They are certain Selective People among us who are really only advocating more of the same Democrat Ideology and who are advising that the BLP should walk in the ways of even more Socialist Practices as if those qualities are truly admirable and charitable. They are not, they are a counterfeit and in every way in opposition to God and His Commandments.
Politricks is what it comes down too. How far are we away from Full Blown Socialism like what we see exemplified in Venezuela? What we have to recognize what is the System of Governance being placed on the people with all its Burdensome Regulations, Taxations and Governmental Overreach.
Please bear with me and I will explain….
What we are witnessing in our Society today are the ill effects, which Socialism has over the entire world, no Country under its influence has flourished, actually quite the opposite!
The Aim of Socialism is to remove the God of Providence from the Society, that people would instead, look to the State, as their Provider (god)!
To enlarge the point made “Socialism is Atheism Masquerading as Political Philosophy”. It is the Counterfeit of True Charity as Charity is Voluntary; it is not FORCED by way of Taxation.
What most do not realize is that Collectivized Socialism is part of the Communist strategy. Communism is fundamentally Socialism. We will never win our fight against Communism by making concessions to Socialism. The Roots of Socialism are firmly planted in Communism.
We should become informed about Communism, about Socialism, and about Freedom. We should also know why the Communist leaders consider Socialism the highroad to Communism. “The Goal Of Socialism Is Communism”. Vladimir Lenin.
To understand the Ideology of Socialism/Communism, its Intent and Purposes, we must examine it in relation to its Influence on the Last Free Standing Nation of The World!
“I have talked face-to-face with the godless Communist leaders. It may surprise you to learn that I was host to Mr. Khrushchev for a half day, when he visited the United States. Not that I’m proud of it – I opposed his coming then and I still feel it was a mistake to welcome this atheistic murderer as a state visitor. But according to President Eisenhower, Khrushchev had expressed a desire to learn something of American agriculture, and after seeing Russian agriculture I can understand why.
As we talked face-to-face, he indicated that my grandchildren would live under Communism. After assuring him that I expected to do all in my power to assure that his, and all other grandchildren, would live under freedom, he arrogantly declared, in substance:
You Americans are so gullible. No you won’t accept Communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and you find you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you fall like over-ripe fruit into our hands.
And they are ahead of schedule in their devilish scheme…
I saw again, Communism is Freedom’s most dangerous enemy; the threat of Communism in America is real, and I believe in all seriousness that Socialism Paves The Way For Communism. Truly, in our land, our choice land of America, we are laying the Red Carpet, which permits creeping socialism to be America’s ‘Royal Road’ to Communism.
“Our Immediate Responsibility”
Ezra Taft Benson
Socialism or Communism, and these two are as like as two peas in a pod in their ultimate effect upon our liberties.
What Khrushchev is talking about is what he calls ‘peaceful victory of Socialism,’ or seizing the natural and human resources of the earth, ‘by due process of law. He is not alone in this ambition. In his project he is paralleling the position of another branch of Marxism, which might be called the Social Democrats since this is the name they took in Russia and most of Europe. Lenin himself helped to organize the Social Democratic Party in Russia but in 1903 set up his own branch of the party and called them Bolsheviks which became the vanguard of revolutionary violence in the party.
But notice what happened in Russia. It was the Social Democrats, or the ones who wanted to seize power ‘by due process of law’ who organized the original soviets, who concentrated the power over the industrial workers into a few hands, who overthrew the Tsar, and who set up conditions in Russia from March to October, 1917, which made it possible for the Communists or Bolsheviks to move in with force and violence and take over Russia in November, 1917. Notice that the Social Democrats did their organizing in the name of the welfare of the people. After they had provided the basic concentration of power, the forces of Lenin seized control and the people found themselves under the harsh cruelty of a Communist dictatorship.
This is a most important lesson for all of us to learn, namely, that the Communists use the Socialists to pave the way for them wherever possible. This is why Communists and Socialists are often found supporting each other, collaborating together and fighting for the same goal. Now obviously, the worst thing that can happen to a Socialist is to have himself openly identified with the work of the Communists who are generally feared and despised.
The Socialists know they cannot seize property and power by ‘due process of law’ unless they are politically popular; therefore, they try desperately to avoid the taint of the Communists and present their program so that it appears ‘moral,’ ‘democratic,’ ‘peaceful,’ and so ‘gradual’ that the people will not resist it.
This is what the Social Democrats call ‘gradualism.’ It is their intention to use this method in conquering their enemies, which in this case happens to be free men.
At this point some of you may wonder whether I am talking about Communism in Russia rather than the Social Democrats in America. But I have mentioned these things so that you can see that in their final form the two are identical. One other observation concerning the Socialist plan to seize power by ‘due process of law.’
During the gradual seizure of land and property there will still be some private industry operating. They describe how they will gradually smother and destroy it. They then describe how the government-owned industries, operating with government credit behind them, will be to choke off private enterprise.
All of this may begin to sound familiar to many American businessmen who have been watching similar influences of creeping socialism gradually using government regulations or government ownership to destroy the basic framework of economic freedom and private production in our own country. We must ever keep in mind that collectivized socialism is a part of the communist strategy. Communism is fundamentally socialism. We will never win our fight against communism by making concession to socialism. Communism and socialism, closely related, must be defeated on principle.
Here are examples to which I am referring…
‘Asset Forfeiture’ is where the Government can seize your Property and Assets including your Bank Account not even having proved it in a court of law and if you happen to win the case you may never recover your Property.
The Bureaucracy have misused this Law called Asset Forfeiture where the police can claim possessions of individuals without proof and even when these individuals are found innocent their assets are not returned and the Legal cost of taking the Government to court as an individual is burdensome. We therefore end up with a situation where people’s private belongings are being forfeited!
The Intent is to extract means from the Populace by deceitful Tactics and this Legal Robbery has grossed more capital than all the Burglaries combined.
Obama Signs Executive Order To Legalize BLM’s Land … www.liveleak.com/view?i=50b_1454122903
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Now the feds are giving local law enforcement power to seize private property. No trial needed! What happened to due process?
Oversized Government with its Ideology that is rooted Socialism, has been such a stealthy culprit, that we have come to accept it without questioning. We need to understand that it’s all about Control, Control, Control with Endless Rules and Regulation that are incumbent upon the people. The constitution is 15 pages long compared to what we have now with no End In Site!
Tao Te Ching
The more laws and restrictions there are,
The poorer people become….
The more ingenious and clever men are,
The more strange things happen….
The more rules and regulations,
The more thieves and robbers.
Does the above by Tao Te Ching lead you to believe that what we are witnessing now with the intrusion of Big Government in our lives is in any way well meaning?
“The internal threat to the American way of life is in the secret alliance which exists between the more advanced Social Democrats and the hard-core Communist Conspiracy. It would appear to me that when a mind has been trained to hold such bitterness against capitalism, to believe in the illusions of Communism, it is no wonder that some of this same mentality have used their influence in scientific circles, in embassies and in governmental positions to betray the interests of their own countries and collaborate with what has turned out to be the most formidable enemy free men have ever faced.” – Ezra Taft Benson
It is high time we realized the dangerous threat to America and the rest of the world including Barbados of Creeping Socialism as the Ruthless Comrade to Atheistic Communism. It is high time we recognize creeping Socialism for what it really is—a Red Carpet Providing a Royal Road to Communism.
What mixes up so many people was the fact that the attack on patriotism and the smear of the anti-Communist movement did not come in the name of Moscow. It came in the name of influential Americans who espoused the Socialist-Communist line. This was a minority bloc of American liberals who formed a propaganda coalition with the Communists. Their strategy was ingenious. Almost overnight they drew the line of fire away from the Communist Conspiracy and focused the heat of the attack on the patriots.
These liberal voices would denounce Communism and then turn right around and parrot the Communist line. They claimed they were anti-Communist, but spent most of their time fighting those who were really effective anti-Communists. The liberals hope you’ll believe them when they tell you how anti-Communist they are. But they become alarmed if you really inform yourself on the subject of Socialistic-Communists.
For after you inform yourself you might begin to study the liberal voting record. And this study would show you how much the liberals are giving aid and comfort to the enemy and how much the liberals are actually leading America towards Socialism itself.
“Communism is just another form of Socialism, as is Fascism. So, now you can see the picture. These liberals want you to know how much they are doing for you—with your tax money of course. But they don’t want you to realize that the path they are pursuing is Socialistic and that Socialism is the same as Communism in its ultimate effect on our liberties. When you point this out, they want to shut you up—they accuse you of maligning them, of casting aspersions, of being political. No matter whether they label their bottle as liberalism, progressivism, or social reform—I know the contents of the bottle is poison to this Republic and I’m going to call it poison.” – Ezra Taft Benson.
“There are different views among Socialists as to the manner in which this radical change is to be effected, but when pressed to a declaration of their intents, the declaration is made that when a sufficient number of adherents to Socialism is obtained, holding the voting power, a government is to be set up by this majority which will exercise compulsory force to dispossess property-owners and take in all public and private institutions, properties, wealth, and everything that has been produced by the activities and accumulations of the ages or of modern times.
In other words, there is to be a general confiscation, or, as viewed by many minds, a wholesale robbery in the name of law, and the establishment of a tyranny greater than any form of oppression ever known to the world. The end in view is to justify the means employed. The leveling of all inequalities is to condone the sweeping destruction of human rights and liberties.” Charles W. Penrose.
These are now being proposed as Social Justice, Economic justice, all of the current Buzz Words and making us party to their theft of people’s assets.
“Through inadvertence or mistake; the whole course is deliberately planned and carried out; its purpose is to destroy the Constitution and the American Constitutional Government; then to bring chaos, out of which the new Statism, with its slavery, is to arise, with a cruel, relentless, selfish, ambitious crew in the saddle, riding hard with whip and spur, a red-shrouded band of night riders for despotism.
If we do not Vigorously Fight for our liberties, we shall go clear through to the end of the road and become another Russia, or worse. With a few of its adherents it means anarchism—the destruction of all governments. With most of them it means the absorption of the individual into the body of the State, which is to regulate, control, and own him and all he can accumulate.
Resist the Influence and Policies of the Socialist-Communist Conspiracy wherever they are found—in Schools, in the Churches, in Governments, in Unions, in Business. “Communism debases the individual and makes him the enslaved tool of the state, to which he must look for sustenance and religion. Communism destroys man’s God-given free agency.” – David O. McKay”.
The plain and simple issue now facing us is Freedom or Slavery, and our real Enemies are Communism and its Running Mate, Socialism. We know the root source; the fruit that is borne by that tree will also be corrupt. Have you not witnessed that this present Administration is the Most Corrupt ever in the History of America. Think about that for a moment.
I have been sharing with you on topics that reveal the intents of Leftism (Socialism) and the opposite, which are Principle of Conservative Values. One being Rooted in Godlessness where any kind of perversion goes while the other being Conservative Morals of Individualism grounded in the belief of God.
It concerns me when I see others Fall For Lies by the one who seeks to destroy us all. With most of them it means the absorption of the individual into the body of the State (Collectivism), which is to Regulate, Control, and Own Him and all he can accumulate.
A Vote for a B or D is to Vote For Socialism; the only choice we have is who is going to Extract the least! We need to understand the System of Governance (Socialism) that is Root Cause Of All Our Ills and a Very Slow Process Of Deterioration.
I ‘Concur’ with the following, “I AM NOT ANTI-GOVERNMENT, I AM ANTI-DESPOTISM, ANTY-TYRANNY, ANTI-UNLIMITED GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-LAW-LESS GOVERNMENT”. Kris Ann Hall, Constitutional lawyer.
One has to admire Rihanna’s Tenacity to Work hard to reach her level of achievement demonstrating to all that just a kid from St. Michael willing to use her Talents and Abilities can achieve what she has put their mind to. Rihanna through her Drive and Determination is in a position where she can give a hand up, ‘not a hand out’ to assist others through her scholarship fund and other benevolent causes from her own pocket, not someone else’s. Her Motto is Work, Work, and Work. Another local example of a Work, Work, and Work entrepreneur is Mark Maloney who lately is getting some stick. Do not glorify one and disparage other local entrepreneurs like Bjerkham, Bizzy & COW Williams. They are many others not singled out but a select few?
The Government in Barbados is grossly oversized employing 20% of the workforce. That is a tremendous burden on the taxpayer. I would prefer to see more people in Barbados work less for the Government. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. “A man’s right to work as he will, to spend what he earns, to own his own property, to have the state as servant and not as master, they are the essence of a free economy, and on that freedom all our freedoms depend”. Margaret Thatcher.
Russian born novelist’s, Ayn Rand’s, intellectual assault against the Marxists of her day who diminish the worth of Individual Freedom, she argues in character: “But you say that [wealth] is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. Then is [wealth] made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is [wealth] made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? [Wealth] is made — before it can be looted or mooched — by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability.An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced” (See: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1957.) “In other words, wealth comes at nobody’s expense but the inventor, the free thinker, the one actually taking the risk and making the sacrifice. It never costs anything to anybody else. There is no expense incurred to those who sit by the sidelines. Therefore, it cannot ever be considered ‘theft” from others who were never involved nor invested in the very process. It costs others nothing!”
How is Free Enterprise “Capitalism” better than Socialism?
The essential nature of Free Enterprise Capitalism is social harmony through the pursuit of self-interest. Under Capitalism, the individual’s pursuit of his own economic self-interest simultaneously benefits the economic self-interests of all others. In allowing each individual to act unhampered by government regulations, Capitalism causes wealth to be created in the most efficient manner possible which ultimately raises the standard of living, increases the economic opportunities, and makes available an ever growing supply of products for everyone. The free-market operates in such a way so that as one man creates more wealth for himself, he simultaneously creates more wealth and opportunities for everyone else, which means that as the rich become richer, the poor become richer. It must be understood that Capitalism serves the economic self-interests of all, including the Non-Capitalists. “And even if we were all magically made equal in wealth tonight, we’d be unequal in the morning because some of us would spend it and some of us would save it”. Lawrence Reed.
Contrary to widely held beliefs, capitalism is not a system which exploits a large portion of society for the sake of a small minority of wealthy capitalists. Ironically, it is actually socialism that causes the systematic exploitation of labor. Since the socialist state holds a universal monopoly on labor and production, no economic incentive exists for the socialist state to provide anything more than minimum physical subsistence for the workers except to perhaps prevent riots or revolutions. Exploitation is inherent to the nature of socialism because individuals cannot live for their own sake, rather, they exist merely as means to whatever ends the socialist rulers—the self-proclaimed spokesman of “society,” may have in mind.”
Bringing this reality of full Blown Socialism close to home are our neighbors in Venezuela and the ills they are suffering with corruption on every level by their elected officials. The Government controls the largest known oil reserves in the world, yet the Country is Broke. They also control through compulsory means the food distribution system, yet there is little food and people scavenge to survive. There is diminutive water and energy shortages, not even to speak about basic commodities and medical supplies and needed medications! Yet they blame America for all their tribulations, it is never their fault! Want to guess who the richest person in Venezuela is! None other than Hugo Chavez’s daughter.
Any country on earth is capable of creating the like, watch the trend or patterns evolving you only need to follow the path to Venezuela. Attack property rights and Trade, Pillage the Rich, abolish the Price System, Jail Dissenters, crush the opposition, and dismantle the System of National Liberty. This is Socialism; it is a path to Hell on Earth. How many steps are we in Barbados away from this Peril? We sure are on a downward slope.
What is the Solution?
Free Enterprise (Capitalism) leads to Prosperity and Freedom while Socialism leads to Poverty and Bondage! Capitalism doesn’t come with a warranty or “money back” guarantee. Yet, it encourages individuality, creativity, opportunity, risk taking, ambition, pride, dignity, and a sense of accomplishment, promotion, and provision. As much as Socialist professes their disdain for capitalism, they’ve yet to offer a better system. The reason is simple; it doesn’t exist.
Capitalism is a made up word by Communist to describe “Free Enterprise and the use of Capital”. Free Enterprise, for it to be Free, must be Free of all encumbrances that will control it. Crony Capitalism, uses the word Capitalism in an effort to change the language from the word Free-remembering Capitalism = Free Enterprise. What we have pre-existing in the world is not Free Enterprise; Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free. Free Enterprise (Capitalism) = Free Markets
Cronyism is where big business and governments collude to give special favours to those entities to the exclusion of the ordinary person. Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free.
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Capitalism has a new competitor, and its name is “shame.” The left is determined to make capitalism morally reprehensible. Cloaked in provocative terms like “income inequality,” wealth redistribution has become the popular economic philosophy in the world today, but it doesn’t hold a candle to capital…
There is Free Marker Enterprise (Capitalism) and Crony- Capitalism.
Free Enterprise is not regulated by Endless Burdensome Regulations, brought about by Socialist Communism resulting in Crony- Capitalism! The law in a free society is only used for the protection of person and property—you cannot use the law as a tool for force and theft of property and labour, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE INTENTION—this economic ideology of a “fair share” of another’s labour is the foundation for Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, and Communism. Using government to “help” individuals is NOT liberalism, it is at one level or another—only and ALWAYS Collectivism.
A Capitalist Society is a just society because all individuals are considered equal under the law. Capitalism recognizes that it is just for a man to keep what he has earned and that it is unjust for a man, or group of men, to have the right to what other people have earned. Since all people must live independently under Capitalism, all of the material values that a person acquires must be earned. Thus, the expression of social justice under Capitalism is that what a man earns is directly proportional to what he produces, no progressive income taxes stifling his achievement for the sole fact the he did achieve. All other forms of government, such as the welfare state, institutionalize injustice by legally expropriating the property of some men and giving it to others.
Many people have trouble accepting that Capitalism is a just system because of the existence of economic inequality. It is observed that famous celebrities and sports stars have very large incomes for work that is perceived as trivial, and that many hard working people make incomes which pale in comparison for jobs that are perceived to be a greater benefit to society. What people must realize is that it is perfectly just for a superstar (like Rihanna), even if they have little or no education, to make a hundred times the income of a scientist who has a Ph.D. and works much longer and strenuous hours. Why? Because they create enormous profits through ticket sales and product endorsements, whereas the scientist generates very little revenue through his research. That is, each of them deserves what they earn, and what they earn is the result of how much wealth each of them creates (Incidentally, this is not to say that the Celebs and Artiste are morally superior to the scientist because they are wealthier). Since each man has the right to the product of his labor, it is completely just for the disparity in incomes to exist, and the only injustice to occur would be or the government to take money from the athlete and give it to those who supposedly deserve it on the basis of their “need.”
What is a Capitalist?
From a purely economic point of view, a capitalist is a person who buys in order to sell for profit. However, the productive role that capitalists and businessman serve cannot be overstated.
Far from being exploiters, the true function of capitalists and businessmen “… is to raise the productivity, and thus the real wages, of manual labor by means of creating, coordinating, and improving the efficiency of the division of labor.” By continuously improving the efficiency of labor, Capitalists and businessmen are responsible for raising wages and creating employment which serve to raise the standard of living of everyone. Furthermore, by funding research and capital investments, corporations and capitalists make possible all of the modern day conveniences, from laser surgery to orchestra halls that most people take for granted every day. In fact, since capitalists make available so much life-saving and labor-saving technology to so many people, they should be regarded as some of mankind’s greatest benefactors. A few capitalists and businessmen have done more to help mankind live a more enjoyable life in a more fundamental sense, a capitalist is anyone (from a janitor to a millionaire) who lives solely by his own effort and who respects the rights of others. The best symbol of a capitalist is the trader. That is, the man or woman who only deals with other people on a voluntary basis. A capitalist is neither an “exploiter” nor necessarily a “greedy” individual.
What is the Role of Government in a Capitalist Society?
The only purpose of Government would be to protect its citizens from force or fraud.
Any other function of government than those listed above, no matter what its intentions, would necessitate the violation of rights by initiating the use of force against the people it is supposed to protect. Taxation is not Voluntary it is taken by Force.
“There are two and only two ways that any economy can be organized. One is by freedom and voluntary choice—the way of the market. The other is by force and dictation—the way of the State…
The State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as “taxation,” although in less regularized epochs it was often known as “tribute…
Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.”
What Percentage of Your Income Equates To Serfdom
90%? 80%? 50%?
We must be able to have a System of Governance that allows Free Market Enterprise without all the burdensome regulations and heavy Taxations.
“Free-market Capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at….
Man has rights because they are natural rights. They are grounded in the nature of man: the individual’s capacity for conscious choice, the necessity for him to use his mind and energy to adopt goals and values, to find out about the world, to pursue his ends in order to survive and prosper, his capacity and need to communicate and interact with other human beings and to participate in the division of labor”…
“With these fundamentals now on the table, we may now keenly understand what American Spectator’s author J.T. Young succinctly points out:
“The left’s inherent challenge is justifying their claim to what others own.” Hence they launch divisive disinformation campaigns pitting one against another, calling whatever they can’t control ‘unfair and undemocratic.’
(See: Understanding the Left’s Demands on What Others Own, T.J. Young, The American Spectator, March 2013).
“And they do this by hypocritically indicting Free Enterprise (Capitalism) or laissez faire economics as criminal. They claim that such a system is entirely unfair, wherein Government interference is kept at a minimum and free trade is generally allowed to be unregulated between individuals. They accuse such unrestrained Liberty as being the means by which the wholesale “theft” from society takes place. This gives them reason to limit personal freedom and aggressively denigrate the Liberties of personal initiative and creativity.
Under the rubric of “You didn’t build that!” they feverishly claim that Society creates wealth, not individuals. Persisting in their lie, they insist that entrepreneurs are just those that steal or pirate the wealth rightfully belonging to others. According to their entrenched purview, everything that individuals may create or produce only occurs because of the governing that has made the means of wealth possible. They erroneously claim that every activity yielding a prosperous outcome belongs rightfully to everybody else.
And thus their redistribution of wealth becomes the final arbitrator of fairness. In their view, no matter the individual endeavour, means or investment applied no one has the right to ownership of anything that somebody else does not have. Thus according to this half-baked paradigm, Marxist-Utopists hate Free-Enterprise Capitalism because it violates their sense of entitlement (‘fairness’ to them), accusing Capitalists of the three infamies they find most unforgiving. Namely, (1) the inequality of personal outcome which is derived from the interaction between (2) Free-Market economics and (3) personal independence, all of which they claim invariably leads to the greed and self-centeredness of materialism.
Thus they invalidate the most fundamental rights of man, the rights of ownership and personal property.” Correctly countering this selective perception, Russian born novelist Ayn Rand argued that, “Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality — to think, to work and to keep the results — which means: the right of property…. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights [and the Bill of Rights particularly] is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities…and the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” (See: The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, 1943)
Dr. Gregory C Young, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D./D.Phil. (Oxon.).
The Sovereignty of the One ~ On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Don’t be fooled by the words “Socialism” and “Communism”. Once you come to understand what they mean in terms of economic freedom you will understand that they are anything but social, and have nothing to do with community. They simply mean the “centralization of power in the hands of the people that make up the government in the hands of the master class”. They are nothing but euphemisms for “Slavery”.
What is the Opposite of Capitalism?
Statism, in any form!
Statism is the concentration of power in the state at the expense of individual freedom. Capitalism is the only system which protects individual rights and freedom, but the variety of political systems which violate individual freedom are numerous: Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, absolute Monarchies, Military Dictatorships, Theocracies, or the Welfare State are all systems which infringe upon individual rights, which means they institutionalize the initiation of force against their citizens.
It must be realized that there are only two fundamental political philosophies: those who are for freedom and individual rights and those who are against them. The types of political systems who are against freedom and individual rights are numerous, for there are many ways to violate the rights of man, but there is only one political-economic philosophy which upholds that the rights of man are absolute and immutable—Capitalism.
“Complex societies collapse by continuing to do the same kinds of things that cause that collapse – Derrick Jensen, Philosopher
“The mass cling to its masters, loves the whip, and is the first to cry ‘crucify’.” Emma Goldman – Anarchist, Political Philosopher, Social Activist
Recent comments by the Prime Minister of Barbados Fruendel Stuart (FJS) in relation to the perilous state of the world economy come mere months after similar remarks by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia. Both maximum leaders rightly located the problems of their countries outside of their respective spheres of influence, even spheres of control. More precisely, Kenny Anthony told us that Caribbean countries were on the brink of collapse while Stuart went straight to the crux of the matter in stating, clearly, that no minister of finance, in the world, knows what he/she is doing. What a profound statement! And in this, he is absolutely correct!
While we have had occasions to publicly indict FJS for governmental malpractice of the highest order, at this time, we are indeed happy to see that what we have been saying for more than ten years is now just starting to be mouthed by the backward political elites in the Caribbean. This time we hold out no expectation that the clock to disaster will stop for one moment. We do not expect that there will be any vigorous debate about an alternative political-economy model. We do not expect, that for one moment, the regular cut and thrust of the petty adversarial politics in the Caribbean will cease to bring a wider understanding to the words of these two prime ministers. Words that are pregnant with meanings.
Capitalism is like cancer. Once it enters a host country’s economy, it will spread and devour labor, the environment, and any other impediment to the growth of profit. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. However, the world cannot continue to get richer as the earth becomes poorer. Just as the only inevitability in life is death, the only inevitability about our capitalist way of life, is the death of our planet.
For years we have been the canary in the coal mine for misguided Caribbean elites as we shouted to the top of our voices our central refrain that capitalism has failed and that that failure presented Caribbean peoples with equally great opportunities to play a larger role in the world as we determine our common destiny. Despite our best efforts nobody in officialdom in a backward Caribbean took us seriously. The elites in academia, like Hilary Beckles, thought it impossible – impossible for capitalism to collapse. The elites in economy were so busily gorging themselves with the crumbs from massa’s table to think about such a tectonic shift and its implication for Caribbean peoples. The political elites, like Chris Sinckler, Mia Mottley, Owen Arthur and their parties were, and still are, so captured by a faux and dead political-economy model that they found it impossible to raise their heads from the cool aid of a Washington Consensus, neo-liberal, monarchist acili. They have failed to accurately measure the internal contradictions of capitalism and now must be removed as the system continues to fail.
We however welcome the remarks, late as they are, from Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony as covered by a nearly useless Barbadian newspaper. We quote below:
It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation. A venture capitalist and political scientist, Eric X Li argues that the universality claim of Western democratic systems is going to be “morally challenged” by China. Full bio »
During the middle years of the twentieth century Detroit emerged as a major success for western industrial capitalism. That success imposed American technological dominance over the world and determined the modern transport systems. There was a massive drive to transform the means of transportation from horse drawn coaches to the more ‘efficient’ internal combustion engine. Within this success developed the largest and wealthiest middle classes yet known to man, largely through the efforts of worker’s unions’ engagement in successful collective bargaining. The population swelled to 1.5 million at the height of prosperity thus fuelling industrial expansion in all other industries at an exponential rate. Detroit and its motor companies was indeed the leading edge of American cultural dominance after its shared victory in the Second World War.
The fall of Detroit started to gain momentum around the oil crises of the early 1970’s. Concomitant with transformation in the energy sector there was, starting a few decades prior, effort to de-industrialize the USA in the search for cheaper labour elsewhere. There were management failures to innovate, to reduce fuel consumptions rates, to revolutionize designs, to transform its relationships with workers, to redefine the nature of business. These were strategic failures. These failures led to the rise of competitors from Asia, Europe and elsewhere and opened up the American domestic markets to a level of competition hitherto unknown. Foreign competitors were eating Detroit’s lunch and economic death was not to be too distant. This reminds us of the Barbados tourism industry of today.
The video, should you hit play, exposes the scam of the supposed two party system in the USA and shows that, whether the Democratic or Republican party holds power, protecting (or better yet, increasing) the profits of the corporate bankster and gangster class to the detriment of the working class is always the first priority of the USA’s political establishment.