I do not regard capitlaism as an ideology. I reason that it is refinement of a fundmaental expression of natural evolution. My own play on Winston
Churchill's dry statement,
"Democracy is the worst form of government apart from all the others that have ever been tried",
"Capitalism is the worst form of (economic model) apart from all the others that have ever been tried".
As much as democracy is the best political system to afford us an eventual future shot at global egalitarian society capitalism may deliver a global
egalitarian and environmentally sustainable economic universal model one day, if...
The dominating strength of capitalism is that it conforms to resource availability in all respects. Eventually any fly in the ointment is revealed as
a negative. It will be apparent to the orchestrators of our economies that it is working against their long term interests and even survival if it
goes unchecked to the point it destroys captalism itself; worms in the woodwork and all that jive.
What other model is so naturally and fundamentally linked to resource and can keep changing at the same pace society and the environment change? Today
we have plenty of tin. Tomorrow there might be a tin famine and the price shoots up and dictates behaviour that will conform to the state of
availability of resource. Same goes with oil or any resource. Capitalism is not an ideology. It does not imprison evolution and stop the free-flow of
mutation and development. All other straitjacket ideologies force conformity to the point of self destruction because evolution can never stand still.
They are only as useful as today's fashion item.
Capitalism's greatest enemy and potential nemesis is corruption, greed and lack of regulation. We must never allow capitalism its total unfettered
freedom from morality as the beast of the jungle. In its rawest form that is what it is and that is how we have started with it. Only too well are we
now beginning to realize what a beast it can be and the dire political consequences of hard-core unregulated capitalist behaviour.
If we can get on top of corruption and if we can effectively regulate, tame and make capitalism our servant and not our barbaric master we already
have an evolution and enviroment friendly global system of economy. Greed and corruption are its and our worst enemies. Don't we understand yet why
GREED is a sin? Greed is a Satan. Greed is a nemesis of civilization.
Even China now has capitalism as its economic system. Eventually capitalism will influence Chinese politics, slowly and surelly breaking down the
current dictator model unfortunately imposed on such a huge portion of the world's human population. The cracks are going to show, China, you may be
sure of that. Nature and evolution alone will bring the dictator down, with a little patience.
In the West we have the option of taking our economies to the proper launderette, not the kind that criminals use. Their launderettes can not wash
away the virus of dirty money and the destruction it brings to civilization. It is a terrible and fearful anarchist. It will never help us in the
Careful monitoring, regulation that does not close down business, but polices it to keep out the anarchist and the Satan that is the adversary of
every lawful capitalist is what we have been lacking. The danger is that we will destroy the whole system if we continue to let it go unregulated.
I have never liked capitalism because in my short life I have only seen the savage beginings and the consequences of the jungle kind of capitalism. I
have been just another couch casted reluctant victim of it. Even so, my analysis informs me that it is most suited to future environmentalism. Can we
maintain our humanity? Can we regulate effectively in a way that does not choke business and enterprise? Can we financially reward based on merit and
the gifts business brings or must it stay in the jungle where the nastiest most usury abusing and shirkers of accountability and responsibility pocket
a quick stash, playing on the weaknesses of the vulnerable masses like the online casino operators, drug barons and sex traffickers do? When we hand
people our money we are handing them power over us at the same time. If gangsters are walking the boards of our ceilings it is us who let them go
upstairs in the first place.
If little "raggamuffin" me could whisper a word in the integral capitalist's ear it would be these words and I would tell them don't let integral
business and capitalism be destroyed by these anarchists and thugs. Let law and civility prevail. That way you will live to fight another day. All the
old words like fairness, integrity, philanthropy, care, consideration, consciousness, awareness, duty, responsibility will not lose their meaning. If
we do not keep our humanity all we will have is economic and social beastility like a monster gobbling up the earth gulp by gulp. As I end this I am
reminded of some words from a Bob Marley song about the monster,
"But someone will have to pay
For the innocent blood
That they shed every day
Oh children mark my word
It's what the Bible say...
But in the beginning Jah created everything
Giving man dominion over all things
But now it's too late
You see men have lost their faith
Eating up all the flesh from off the earth...
But we now have no friends
In-a high society!
We no have no friends
Oh, mark my identity..." (Bob Marley "We and Dem")
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