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Vic Biorseth, OWM; Wednesday,
April 30, 2014
Marx really hit on a good one when he commandeered Social Justice to build up his global revolutionary Ponzi-Scheme. And, yes, the long-sought end or ultimate goal of Marxism, which is collective property, is a fraudulent Ponzi-Scheme and nothing more. Of course, Marxism is a double-fraud (at least) because the true but hidden ultimate goal is not any kind of ideal utopian society, but an absolute dictatorship achieved through deception and treachery, as we described in Refuting Marx.
But this is about the Ponzi-Scheme aspect of Marxism, which emphasizes income inequality, wealth inequality, property inequality, housing inequality, land inequality, clothing inequality, resource inequality, dietary inequality, health-care inequality, relationship inequality, racial inequality, gender inequality, population inequality, and any and all other inequalities that may be imagined into existence. It is universally treated as a moral issue, at the individual level and even at the international level.
Ponzi-Shceme: Everybody In the Pool:
Tying income inequality to a sense of Social Justice was a stroke of diabolical genius, because the imperative to invest changed from a mere profit motive to a moral motive, and the moral issue became so strong that the "moralist" convert felt justified in forcing others into the investment strategy against their will.
But it's still a Ponzi-Scheme. Even if it were to succeed, globally, and all property and wealth were collected and there was no more private property anywhere on earth, it would then immediately fail, because, there is no profit.
Marxism takes wealth; it does not create it.
As soon as there is no one left to "invest" in the scheme, there is no wealth to distribute to those already in the scheme, and they begin to realize, to late, that they have been had.
Proponents point to Acts to justify forcing you to give up your private property for the common good. In Acts of the Apostles we see that they "held everything in common" and lived as in some sort of Communist Utopia. But that's not the way it was. Once everybody's property was in the pool, and none of them were making any money, and they had eaten up what was in the pool, they then lived entirely off of the largesse of the larger Church around them.
That's what tithes and gifts are for. The Apostles slept in other people's houses and ate other people's food, as it was provided for them. What Acts described was sort of a precursor to the religious orders, where members lived in community. But then, as now, they depended on the charity of the larger Church community, which included vast numbers of followers not living in community, but living and working out in the world to earn their daily bread.
It is the nature of the world that inequality exists. It has always been that way, and it will always be that way. Men who think they can change that are too smart by half. They think themselves brilliant, but they have been fooled; tricked, by a phony scheme that is, on its face, stupid.
Like the rich man at whose door sat poor Lazarus, we are supposed to recognize the needy among us, and do something about it. The fact that all of us will not behave appropriately in that situation does not mean that all of us should give up our private property.
The fact that all of us are not going to make it to heaven does not mean that all of us are going to hell.
If we were all the same, in every aspect - if the world were perfect - would there be a need for the Church on earth?
Think about it.
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Date: Thu May 01 06:53:37 2014
Location: Wyoming, PA
You nailed it, Vic.
The only defense that we have here in the U.S. against Marxism is found in the soul of our country, which is Declaration of Independence around which the U.S. Constitution was formed. In the Declaration is found the concept of God-given inalienable individual rights, and this is the key. Rights begin and end with each individual. Groups therefore cannot have more rights other than the inalienable rights of each individual member in the group. Groups can only hold power, and if allowed groups will gradually overwhelm individual rights. The moment one doubts the self-evident truth of individual rights is the very moment one allows Marxism and the false idea of group rights to enter. Like Original Sin once Marxism entered our soul it became impossible to remove. Like sin it can only grow. One needs only to see its gradual and relentless increase since it was introduced in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Recall that it was Wilson who wrote that the Declaration could be properly understood only by ignoring the first paragraph. Darker days are ahead, my friend.
Date: Thu May 01 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Just as sin and error spread as a disease of the organism, awakening to Truth, repentence and grace can return through the "penicillin" of evangelism. It's going to have to begin among the Bishops, who have the infection as bad as any of the rest of us. We talked about this in the Equality Stupidity page.
Everywhere I look or listen or read, elected office holders, journalists, teachers, virtually every talking-head on TV, all, and more, can be depended upon to say at some time today,
It always grows. It always has; it always will. At the lower end of this supposedly horrific gap, zero never moves; it is always zero. At the other end, wealth is always being created, so every time someone makes some money or inflation goes up (as it always does) the gap between zero and the highest earnings goes up.
Saying we need to do something about the income gap is tantamount to saying we need to do something about the weather. Come to think of it, the same people say that, too. Saying we need to do something about the weather or the climate is tantamount to saying we need to do something about nature. Saying we need to do something about nature is tantamount to saying we need to do something about God.
The truly frightening thing about it is that so many Roman Catholic Bishops are right in there with the secular "experts" who are hell-bent on controlling the climate, and wealth, and everything.
The famous economist Mises of the Austrian School once described the Princes of the Roman Catholic Church as "a body of eminent men. Even in the most advanced countries they are worthy rivals of the most brilliant scholars, philosophers, scientists, and statesmen."
That was then, this is now. We're not talking about lofty complex science here; what we are talking about is simple common sense. To have bought into the notion that a mere gap of income or wealth between any two individuals, or any two nations, in and of itself, is somehow a moral problem in need of proactive legal resolution is just plain stupid.
The Bishops are supposed to be leading the way on moral issues, but how can they do that when they display such an obvious lack of the ability to do simple critical thinking? Some of them actually believe that controlling the weather is a moral issue. That recycling plastic is a moral issue.
If Bishops are all lost, the rest of us are not far behind.
The ones with any common sense left had better start sounding off.
Pray for the Bishops, first.
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
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Purpose of this grouping of links is to provide a record of Marxism's demonizing of Capitalism as a "straw villain" oppressive system of man.
The Anti Capitalism Pages
The Free Market, i.e., Capitalism, is a natural economic system obeying the natural economic laws of supply and demand. Marxism - an unnatural, human-engineered economic and political system of man - uses it as a target to demonize, establishing it's bogus bourgeois and proletariat "classes" in the minds of men to foment disharmony, chaos and revolution, for the purpose of eventually assuming dictatorial power.
All the anti Capitalist lies in Marxist propaganda. Most old Marxist anti-Capitalist lies are now common "academic truths" in formal education and news reporting.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
Do detractors even know what Trickle Down economic theory is? Those who condemn Trickle Down economic theory either don't understand it, or they are trying to fool someone.
The Class Warfare Lies of "Social Justice" infecting theology and philosophy. Most every time Social Justice is invoked, you are about to hear some Class Warfare Lies.
Of all the dumb-assed ideas in the world, the dumbest is The Equality Stupidity. The Equality Stupidity takes the prize for the most imbecilic of all ideologies.
What does income inequality, or any inequality, have to do with morality? When did we become so stupid? Income inequality, wealth gaps, etc., are not moral issues
We argue against income minimums and caps, and for a free and private market. Income minimums and caps are Marxism’s “moral” bait to gain popular support for Socialism on the path to typical Marxist absolute dictatorship.
Property = Wealth = A Penny Saved = A Fundamental Human Civil Right. Wealth Redistribution = confiscating private property from those who earned it to benefit those who did not earn it.
On the lost human virtue of Industry. From Industry to Indolence: how the most industrious nation in history has slipped into almost pure sloth.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
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