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Vic Biorseth, Wednesday,
February 04, 2015
Marxism itself, from the ground up, is a lie. All pretensions of uplifting humanity, feeding the hungry and caring for the poor aside, the whole goal of Karl Marx was to incite global revolution aimed at acquiring supreme political power. Pure and simple. Everything else, in all of Marxism, is a lie. The core strategy of Marxism is to provoke and ignite
Class Warfare in nations, to upset the status quo and provide opportunity for the seizure of political power, a la Machiavelli.
But, how could Marxism, or Marxist Revolution, advance in the United States, which, by its design, by its very foundation and by its very Constitution, is the world's first and only "Classless" society? Where there is no fixed caste system, there is no Nobility or Royalty, and where each and every citizen stands absolutely equal before the law? Everywhere else on earth, someone stands aloof from the law, is insulated from the law, or is the law. How could Marxism incite class war where classes do not exist?
Once the people believe these false classes exist, incitement to class war may commence. Hence, the gigantic lie that "wealth", viewed globally, is a fixed and static, unchanging thing, like a pie, to be divided up. In truth, "wealth" is a dynamic and ever changing thing, being created where men are free to create it, and being consumed where men are not free to create it.
Even in the USA, wealth is continuously created, spent, regenerated, wasted, etc. Great fortunes are made and destroyed, in short time spans. If men are free to do it, they will create new wealth, wherever they are. If men are not free to create wealth, they will not create it. This was historically proved, among other places and times, in how Hong Cong prospered and Bangladesh withered, as explained in the Population Problem Hoax page.
The sole source of wealth creation is free people. No government can create new wealth; government can only take wealth from those who own it. And government, in every instance, cannot be trusted to honestly deal with the taking and use of citizen wealth. That's why the American Constitution puts such severe limits on the reach, power and scope of government. Those who enter government seek power, and power corrupts.
But, in the Marxist fixed-pie lie we speak of, people may be convinced that someone owning wealth somewhere is directly related to someone else somewhere else not owning wealth, and that is seen as unfair. This is the great Equality Stupidity.
Even where there are no real classes of men, equality, in anything at all, is quite impossible. Some of us are more industrious than others; some of us are lazier than others; some of us are more frugal, some more prudent, some more extravagant, some of us are great risk takers and some of us are reckless, or even criminal. We all have different talents and weaknesses, and none of us are the same. That's life. That's the way it is, and anyone who tells you this world can somehow be made equal and perfect is lying to you. His interest is more in this world than in the Kingdom to come.
And that describes Karl Marx to a T.
The first false Class to be lied into existence by Marxism is the Capitalist Class: the holders of Capital, or, the Means Of Production. What Capital boils down to, in this context, is Private Property, which, in Marx's false but alluring dream world, should be converted into Community Property. Everything goes to the Great Collective in the interest of Equality and Fairness. To that end, Capitalism is absolutely demonized by every variant of Marxism ever to come into existence.
Initially, there was International Communism, the original form of Marxism described in Marx's great Manifesto. Fascism and Nazism (National Socialism) arose as national counter-revolutions to the original International Communist movement. Both of them were Marxist at the core, and both were adamantly anti-Capitalist movements. All three variants of Marxism lied to the people. Nothing in any of them was true. The only real difference between them all was disagreement over which political Party was to hold power, and who was to be supreme ruler. All were ruled by ruthless and evil opportunists. All were dictatorships by other names, and all were unrepresentative of their citizenry, while masquerading as Democracies.
What Communism, Fascism and Naziism all held in common was the original Marxist revolutionary idea, which depends heavily upon the absolute demonizing of Capitalism, and the pretension that Capitalism is a planned and controlled "system" of man, like any other engineered system. Therein lies the lie. It is not a system of man, but a system of nature. Capitalism is the free market, pure and simple. Adam Smith defined it and described it in 1776; he didn't invent it. To whatever degree government, monopoly, or anyone at all gains control over any part of it, to that same degree does it cease to be a natural free market, i.e., Capitalism.
It is Marx's Socialism that is a planned, engineered and controlled "system" of man. Not Capitalism. The famed Austrian economist Von Mises wrote about this in his 1956 The Anticapitalist Mentality. Socialism failure after Socialism failure after Socialism failure, Marxists still point the finger of blame at Capitalism as the root of all economic woes and the cause of hunger and want in the world.
There has always been, and there will always be, hunger and want in the world. Socialism increases it; Capitalism decreases it. History itself provides the proof.
Still, Marx's lie lives on. Kill the Capitalist exploiters and redistribute all their capital, and the world will be a better place.
How did we ever get to be so collectively stupid?
Communist agents were among us from the earliest history of the Soviet Union. Some of them were spies, seeking military and political intelligence, and recruiting new spies from among us. Some of them were on a mission of subverting education, and infiltrating entertainment and news media, with a long view of slowly infecting the free populace with a positive view of Socialism and a negative view of Capitalism.
At first, because of our military alliance with Stalin and Russia against the Axis Powers in World War II, the Communist variant of Marxism was not widely held to be an enemy ideology, and few recognized it's absolute opposition to our Constitution. Few laid the Manifesto and the Constitution side by side and compared them. Perhaps the few who did were already following the Marxist ideology, and they were already enemies of America. The alarm bells were not sounded.
After the Marxocrat Party and the News Media demolished the McCarthy Hearings and for all practical purposes ended the career and destroyed the reputation of Senator Joe McCarthy, ending the threat of treason trials, deportations and black-listings, the Communists among us began to feel comfortable coming out in the open. They no longer hid who they really were.
Communist ideology then completed its long march through academia, and virtually all social institutions in America, and through subverted universities, infected teachers and journalists with pro-Socialist, anti-Capitalist thought. Opponents of Communism were (and still are) openly mocked and ridiculed by proponents of Communism. And the lies continue to grow and multiply.
Today, thanks to the unconstitutional creation of all of our American "Soviets", i.e., administrative bureaucracies such as the EPA, HUD, etc., America is now more Socialist than Constitutionalist. The Marxocrat Party is indistinguishable from the Communist Party. The entire News Media and the entire entertainment industry are overwhelmingly pro-Socialist and anti-Capitalist. And yet nearly none of them can properly articulate either what Socialism is or what Capitalism is. They have been taught what to think, rather than how.
Hence, we see that few Americans know the difference between Supply Side and Demand Side economics, both of which, if the market were truly free, would not even exist. Most everyone these days believes that Trickle Down economics is something so impossible as to be ludicrous.
Capitalism has been successfully demonized in the one nation that demonstrated the greatest economic engine the world has ever known, using nothing but unadulterated Capitalism.
And Socialism, which has failed every single time it has ever been tried, is the predominantly favored economic system. And it is, indeed, a system, in need of being controlled.
God help us.
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Date: Thu Feb 05 21:38:25 2015
Location: Chandler, Az. USA
One of the few articles I've ever read that exposes the rewriting of history on a dozen different levels including those relating to McCarthy (who is vilified by almost all commentators) proving that In our schools propaganda often trumps any historical lessons which relate to actual historical events.
Date: Sun Aug 20 19:11:21 2017
From: Prter Phillips Ph.D.
Location: Bodega, CA US
Oxfam International reported in January 2016 that only 62 people hold as much wealth as half the world, and one year later Oxfam reported that only eight men held half the world’s wealth. Wealth concentration is happening so massively that it is feasible that someday soon one man will hold more wealth than half the humans in the world. The top five billionaires are Bill Gates US $88.8 billion, Amancia Ortega (Spain) $84.6 billion, Jeff Bezos US, $82.2, Warren Buffett US $76.2 billion, and Carlos Slim Helu, $65.2 billion. Forbes’s billionaire list contains 2047 names in 2017. These global capitalist elites are fully aware of these vast inequalities and their rapidly growing concentration of wealth. The billionaires are similar to colonial plantation owners. They know they are a small minority with vast resources and power, yet they must continually worry about the unruly exploited masses rising in rebellion. In an effort for greater democracy and equality, this book in an attempt to explain how these vast wealth differences continue to grow and what mechanisms of power protect and keep in place these giants of capitalism. Understanding how power and inequality is sustained can perhaps offer us opportunities for democracy and equality in today’s world.
Date: Sun Aug 20 2017
From: Vic Biorseth
Yeah, a few guys own more than half the wealth in the world. So what? You left out Vladimir Putin, reputed to own over $200 Billion. Again, so what? The fact that these men own a lot of money does not mean that you, or I, or anyone else in the world, somehow own less than we own, or that it was somehow taken out of our pockets.
The subtle implication that there is some social "collective right" to all wealth is a Marxist psychological trick meant to massively foment the vice of Envy and make men angry. The only "unruly exploited masses rising in rebellion" any rich men have to worry about are those tricked into becoming Marxism's Useful Idiots. Tools of exploitation by would-be wealth and power-hungry Communist Revolutionaries.
They can never be and will never be made "equal" in wealth.
There ain't no Utopia. Communism is a lie; an impossibility. All of Marxism is built upon lies.
Wealth is not a static thing in need of being fairly divided up. It is a dynamic thing, in a constant state of being created, and squandered , and gambled, and saved, grown, etc., etc., etc.
The problem the world has with all these listed billionaires is not so much the quantity of money they own as how far to the Left they all lean, their greed, hunger for power and their Globalist ambitions.
We should worry less bout our "fair share" of the all the world's wealth and more about our freedom.
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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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
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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