posted on Oct, 5 2010 @ 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Paroxysm
^^^ I don't know where your living but we no longer have true "capitalism" here in the States. 'Crony Capitalism' at the very best.
That's not true.
The true definition of capitalism is 'the private ownership of the means of production'. That does not mean your 'private property', it means the
machinery land etc., that is used to exploit labour and produce 'profit' for a private owner or entity.
As long as the economy is owned and controlled by private entities it is capitalism, no matter what they do with it.
The monitory economy is manipulated and controlled by private ownership. An economy based on the wants of a few (the capitalists) rather than the
needs of the many (the rest of us).
Private property ownership is allowed in the constitution I believe, but that is a different issue than private ownership of 'the needs of
production'. People use private property rights to justify using that 'private property' as the private owner wishes, but the problem is the
majority of workers have no choice but to work for a private owner.
This can be considered coercion and exploitation. You have the right to do what you want with your private property, but should that give you the
right to coerce and exploit? The majority of workers do not have the right to not work for a private owner. They are given no choice.
Capitalists are always talking about the right to choose, yet the majority don't have that right. Any alternative to capitalism is always demonized
and dismissed completely by most. This system doesn't even allow people the right to think for themselves because from the day you can understand
the world around you you are conditioned by society to think a certain way. You are conditioned to support capitalism and dismiss any alternative.
Your opinion is molded and manipulated by the state system through its schools and media. Questioning your existence in this system is discouraged.
You are conditioned to not question authority.
This has lead to an insecure population that can do nothing but look to authority to fix their problems. Authority is parents for adults, the people
have not been allowed to grow up and really be free thinking autonomous Human Beings. And you still believe them when they say you are free. What if
they told you you're not?