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Vic Biorseth, Thursday, January 19, 2023
We have written much about the anti-capitalism sentiment.
Karl Marx had an obsessive hatred of the independent, un-dominated, self-directing and often aloof and disrespectful middle-class. In his Communist Manifesto he called for not only the overthrowing, but the actual annihilation of the bourgeoisie. His whole manifesto is an incitement for the proletariat, i.e., the poorer classes, the "workers", to rise up and violently overthrow the whole bourgeois class and take whatever is theirs.
A demonized version of Capitalism became his straw-villain target of proletarian revenge.
So, Marx's original path to achieving his hare-brained and downright silly ideal of Utopian Communism was to foment revolution from the bottom up, uniting all the "workers" with those who will not or cannot work, to get-rich-quick by looting the property of those who possess it. Don't laugh too much; his manifesto is still out there and still being read by those who will not or cannot work, and also by those seeking any path to power over the masses.
And it is being taught, in a positive light, in all formal education today.
As if communism and capitalism were merely two sides of the same coin, one no better or worse than the other. However,
Only a moral people may be "liberated", because immoral people always destroy good social order. The more immoral a people become or are made to be, the more they are in need of government constraints on their liberty, until eventually no one is free.
Monetarily speaking, it changes over time. It is people who's annual income exceeds whatever the current measurement is for middle-class; perhaps $50,000 or so. Most of these will be employees of small or large businesses that they do not own, although they may be relatives or friends of the owners.
In Marxian-Versus-Capitalism terms, the bourgeois are the owners of bars, restaurants, gas stations, franchise businesses of all kinds, dealerships, farms, ranches, factories, etc., etc., etc. They are people who want to work for themselves, be their own bosses, run their own businesses of whatever kind, or homestead somewhere on or off the grid and just make their own way, on their own.
The most important descriptor of all of them is independent-minded.
The "middle-class" employee (waitress, mechanic, carpenter, welder, electrician, salesman, dish-washer, whatever) may be saving pennies to eventually start their own shop, restaurant, homestead or whatever. They work where they work by their own choice, and they do have choices as to where and for whom they will work. They, too, are independent-minded. They are the seed-ground of the bourgeois class. They know it can be done because they see it being done.
These "lower" bourgeois are the targets of the Marxist revolutionaries. Marxism exercises psychological ploys to convince them of their own "exploitation" by their bosses, organize them into anti-capitalism (and anti-bourgeois) labor unions, and step by step incite, exaggerate and stoke hostility and revolution against the whole cultural status quo.
To trick employees and set them against their own employment. To turn them into the Useful Idiots of Marxist Revolution.
As a capitalistic independent minded native born American I never thought I would ever come to oppose big business; but then, I never thought big business would ever come to oppose American independence either. And today, overwhelmingly, American big business opposes American citizen independence.
What we are seeing today is the Evil Elite Cronyism of the biggest businesses in America and the world uniting with governments to crush citizen independence. A crony-capitalist union with government forms, almost definitively, the Fascist and/or National Socialist forms of Marxist tyrannical government.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, GM, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, New York Times, Target, Wallmart, etc., you pick the big business, they're all aligned with the evil Marxocrat Party's attacks on citizen independent speech, thought and life decisions.
So the Marxist "cultural revolution" is not jut bottom-up; it is top-down. Once the formerly bourgeois businessman makes it to the top, he begins to want to stop all the competition and even the competitive spirit of all those bourgeois businesses threatening his market-share. And if he can corner and monopolize his market with government help, he will get in bed with government to do it.
That's corporatism, or Fascism. The merger of big business with ever bigger and ever more powerful government. The rich guy who got where he is due to having been independent now seeks to limit the independence of everyone else, by government edict.
American government and American big business are one.
When you are talking to the CEO of a big business you may as well be talking to the US Attorney General, because it's all the same thing. They all work for the same Party, and the Party is ruled by the Party Leader.
Dictatorship is already achieved, although that is not what it calls itself.
You can get a good Business 101 course by watching any episode of Robert Irvine's Restaurant Impossible. The principles it teaches could be applied to just about any kind of business. It's a good how-to-be-on-your-own-and-succeed treatment of problem restaurants, that could be applied to almost any kind of small or family business.
Every business needs a wow factor, or more than one wow factor.
If you want to open a restaurant, why should anyone come to your restaurant when there are already plenty of other ones all around the neighborhood?
The food you offer needs to have some kind of wow factor.
The place itself needs to have some kind of wow factor.
The service needs to have some kind of wow factor.
The cleanliness needs to have some kind of wow factor.
Employment there needs to have some kind of wow factor.
Attention to the details of the business needs to have a wow factor.
Again, these same simple principles behind business can be applied to any kind of business, all of which are competitive, and which are also mutually supportive. There's always more than enough good business to go around; that's why we have so many good restaurants.
We all forget that, before we had "In God We Trust", our national motto was "Mind Your Business".
And that did not mean keeping your nose out of other people's business; it meant watching your own budget. Whether you have a business or not, you have a budget, and you will stay within it, or you will not.
Your budget is your business.
Those who mind their budget thrive; those who do not go broke.
In America, until the Marxist Cultural Revolution made such great strides, a lot more independent-minded citizens thrived than went broke.
Think about it.
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
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With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
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