posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 02:21 PM
Here's what I don't understand about capitalists. It's a profound misunderstanding of history. History stretching back thousands of years.
Capitalism is about 300 years old. Humankind is about 200,000 years old.
Humankind has ALWAYS BEEN SOCIALIST! The only way we survived this long is by living cooperatively, sharing resources and labor. Humankind did not
survive this long by fighting each other for resources and hoarding resources. We are here today because we followed the hallmarks of
HERE'S THE POINT: CAPITALISM IS THE ABERRATION, NOT THE STANDARD.
Capitalism is brand new. It's only come along after 200,000 thousand years of socialism. Capitalism stands on the work done by socialism and claims
it was doing the work all along. Do you really think competition is a viable long term survival strategy? Try it in your family, no one sharing food
or water or helping each other or anything. Doesn't work because it's not how humans are meant to live. It's not how we've ever lived. Until
recently. And its not working.
Think about it physically, simply from a flesh and bone standpoint. If humankind were meant for competition, for fighting, we wouldn't be so fragile.
Humans HAVE to come together and cooperate because our skulls are thin and fragile and our bones are on the inside. Fights between two humans really
mess each other up. We're not like rams or bears who can walk away after a violent battle. If we fall out of a tree, we're broken and mostly likely
a goner. We're made for thinking, not competing. Physically, evolutionarily, we had to adhere to socialist values, simply for survival. Capitalism is
a luxury we can only afford because of the work done by socialism.
Socialism is so ingrained our our society and our nature that we don't even notice it anymore. Cooperation is a part of every aspect of our society.
Would people wait in line if we are ruthless competitors? Would we have NGOs and non profits? Would homeless people keep asking for change if people
never gave it? We share. We cooperate.
And our capitalist leaders know it. Why do they fight so hard against leaders displaying ANY tiny speck of socialism. The West sanctions these
countries and hurts the people for the actions of the leader. A leader who is just trying something different for his people. Why do Western
capitalists fight so hard against socialism? Why do they fight against redistribution of wealth, against paying their fair share?
What are capitalists afraid of?
They know. They know the game is ending. They know capitalism and the power of the "free market" is a complete fraud
The funny part is, we already have socialism in the West. If you're rich, that is. The rest of us have to fight and compete. The rich, however, are
too big to fail so, we, the poor have to share our meager scraps to supposedly ensure the proper functioning of society. The rich screw up, then they
cry for socialism, for society to help them. The poor want their fair share of the profits THEY make for a company, then they cry the principles of
capitalism, tell you to work harder or start your own pointless profit machine. Do you see, middle and lower class capitalists, how you've been
played? Played by your false heroes who champion capitalism while secretly relying on socialism when the going gets rough.
So to sum it all up. We have socialism, right now for the rich. We've always had socialism, as a human species it's the only way. Capitalism is the
deviation. We're beginning to see through the fog, to the end of the capitalist experiment. Eventually we will right the ship and cooperate once
more. Socialism is the inevitable social structure. It'll be back, once capitalism eats itself alive.
PS: To those that will say socialism has never worked in recent history, you are correct. Since capitalism came along it has been impossible for
socialism to survive. Why? Because capitalists eliminate competition, including competing socio-economic structures like socialism. What are
capitalists so afraid of? Why not allow competition if its such a virtuous quality for a society?
PPS. To those that will say we wouldn't have all the wonderful, magical things like iPhones and the internet without capitalism, I ask, how do you
know? I think we'd probably have MORE wonderful, magical things because people would be free from the work-to-eat mentality. We'd be busy creating,
instead of competing. Also, we'd have more wonderful, magical things because the truly wonderful and magical things wouldn't be run out of business
by competitive companies. Wonderful, magical things could thrive, based on their usefulness, not their ability to create profit.