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Vic Biorseth, OWM; Monday,
May 12, 2014
The glaringly obvious (to me) fatal flaw in all of Marxism is the Marxist view of Wealth as a permanently fixed thing, like a pie, in need of being divided up equally for the good of all. To that end, convinced Marxist theorists always seek to convert private property into collective property.
But because wealth is not fixed, but dynamic, and constantly changing due to vast differences in individual human industry and genius, what the convinced Marxists always end up doing is herding people into collective labor camps, because only people make wealth.
People make wealth, when and only when they are free to do it.
Government cannot create wealth; government may only take it after it has been created. Citizens make wealth, at the individual level.
Since the dawn of specialization, men produce whatever they produce for a reward set by the natural laws of supply and demand. When a man produces more of whatever he produces than he needs for his immediate needs, the excess he produces is wealth. It is his private property.
Again, only individual citizens produce wealth = private property. Government does not produce wealth; government can only take and consume wealth. The sole source of wealth production is the citizen who is free to produce wealth.
When times are tough, as during droughts, famines or periods of wide-spread unemployment, citizens turn from producing and increasing their wealth to consuming it. A major reason for saving, i.e., accumulating wealth, is to build up a supply to help get through hard times.
Therein lies the root of the fatal flaw in Marxism. When you take away the incentive, or even the ability of the free citizenry to create new wealth, the citizenry begins to consume it, rather than increase it. Philosophical Marxists - i.e., Marxism's Useful Idiots - don't know about wealth production; they only know about wealth existence. They simply want to divide it up, in the name of "fairness", to eliminate hunger and want, and to make the world perfect.
Well intentioned, bleeding-heart philosophical Marxists, most of whom do not even know that they are Marxists, are not smart enough or cognizant enough to recognize Marxist theory as a well constructed, fraudulent Ponzi-Scheme. It seeks to:
Eventually, when there are no more wealth-producers to bring into the scheme, and there is no more wealth being produced, existing wealth will be consumed, causing economic collapse of the whole system.
Bleeding-heart, Useful-Idiot Marxists don't see that coming, because they don't understand wealth, any more than they really understand Marxism. But total economic collapse and the resulting chaos and famine is the precise goal of the real Revolutionary Marxists, because it is in extreme chaos and disorder that their best opportunity for bloody revolution and assuming dictatorial power rests. And assuming dictatorial power is the real but hidden goal of Marxism. See The Marxism Pages.
Corporations are People. Marxism demonizes corporations as either evil exploitative organizations, or inanimate and impersonal entities out to grab and control all wealth at the expense of laborers and workers, but the fact of the matter is that corporations are organizations formed by people. Corporations are formed to isolate business holdings from private, personal holdings in any lawsuits brought against the businesses themselves. "Public" corporations are those who raise capital investment dollars by selling voting stock on the open market.
"Crony-Capitalists" are those corporations or those corporate CEOs who become more interested in national politics and involvement in government than in the best interest of the corporation and the stockholders. Bill Gates, of Microsoft Corporation, would be a good modern-day example of a Crony-Capitalist.
Sometimes the Crony-Capitalist is brought into partnership with his government by the actions of the government itself, and sometimes the Crony-Capitalist is the one who seeks the government partnership. Whichever way it goes, such a partnership is never good, either for the corporation or for the nation. Crony-Capitalists are always Marxists, of one variety or another, whether they know it or not. They seek to either become the head of state, or to have close alliance with the head of state to achieve absolute monopoly in their business area.
It is usually impossible to tell whether any Crony-Capitalist favors a political program more, or his corporate interests more, in his partnership with the state. In pre-war Italy, Crony-Capitalism morphed into Fascism. In pre-war Germany, Crony-Capitalism morphed into Naziism, or National Socialism.
Bottom line, corporations are people; some of them are good, some of them are bad.
Redistribution is not charity. True charity, in its highest form, is that voluntary giving out of love that is taught in the religions of Judaism and Christianity. The state cannot give what it does not possess; before the state can give to anyone, it must first take from someone else. That is not charity. In America, the purpose for state taxes is to raise the funds necessary to run the government. The only business of government is to govern, in accordance with the Constitution.
A religious Judeo-Christian people will always be more charitable than an irreligious people, or than people of any other religions. Almost all American major libraries, universities, public buildings, hospitals, parks, etc., were built from private sector charity. That means citizen charity. Historically, predominantly Christian America has been more charitable than any other people on earth, by a wide margin. Marxism is working hard to change that.
The American Marxocrat Party is working overtime to secularize all of American culture, religiously cleansing not only the public square, but all of education and all of government propaganda (news reporting). The new religion of Scientism has already cleansed the whole field of what used to be known as material science of Christianity, and from any hint of Christian belief in any of its disciples.
Military disarmament and passivism is falsely touted by Marxism as the "Christian" way to go, even as these anti-Christians prepare for forcible takeover. Marxian propaganda in educational text books and government news reporting teach the people that "inequality" in private property is, and always has been, the sole cause of war. The "income-gap" between rich and poor, and the wealth-gap, and the housing-gap, and a million other gaps, in and of themselves, incite the poor to violence. See?
Why, if we just redistribute everything, and disarm ourselves, there will never be a war again.
This lie, among all of Marx's lies - and virtually everything Marx said was a lie - is the lie that gets all the truly stupid Marxist Agent Provocateurs out into the streets, blithely unaware that they have been set up for slaughter. See the Class Warfare Lies page. These are the Occupy Wall street looney-tunes.
Marxism's convinced Useful Idiots - which is to say, Fools - actually believe this glaringly obvious lie. But here's the problem:
Very simple; nothing to it. That's the way it is. That's the way it has always been. Marx was a liar. Nothing has changed. If you want to remain free, be strong, be armed and be prepared. If you want to be destroyed or ruled by someone else, disarm. It's that simple.
It is a suicidal naivete that ignores the existence of evil in the world, and just disarms in the expectation that everyone on earth will do the same.
Private Property, which is what wealth is, is a human right established in natural law. In the American Judeo-Christian religions it is backed up by two Commandments of God, the one prohibiting stealing, and the one prohibiting coveting. In the American Declaration of Independence, it is, in its essence, the right, endowed by God, to the Pursuit of Happiness. This pursuit includes the ability of a man to prosper from his own labors. The legal right to Private Property is established in the American Constitution in Amendment IV and Amendment XIV.
All Marxists, including the American Maxocrat Party, hate that.
Peoples of the world who are poorer than us are poor because their government does not allow them the liberty to create wealth, or, their government has "trained" them to be consumers rather than creators of wealth. Peoples who are independent become valuable human capital for their nations, producers of wealth, and a blessing. People who are dependent become human mouths to feed, and consumers of wealth, and a problem to be solved.
The problem is not with the people; it is with the government.
Government is not the solution. Government is the problem.
For the whole of American history, up until the Wilson administration, the independent American citizenry produced more wealth and more government revenue, per capita, than any other people any other place any other time, in all of human history. Post-Wilson, we began operating outside the Constitution, and things changed.
We just we need to get back under the Constitution, and back to reasonable, Constitutionally restrained government.
But wealth is now demonized, seemingly from all quarters. Remember, wealth is nothing more than private property. Yet, wealth is demonized by major politicians of both Parties, by filthy rich Celebrity, by entertainment, by the news media, by Crony-Capitalists, by leading clerics of all denominations, by Catholic Priests, Bishops and even Popes. Interestingly, the largest fortunes always seem to belong to the biggest Marxists. Does the name George Soros ring a bell?
It is astounding that the Marxist lie, so glaring, so obviously false, could penetrate so deeply into world culture.
Pray for a return to simple common sense.
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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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