posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: strongfp
He probably did it with society in mind. To you know, give people jobs, and wages, and bettering the community he lives in?
Like every other capitalist does?
Can you aee what I'm getting at?
No, I cannot.
Capitalism has been the economic system in the United States as long as I have been alive. My daddy used capitalism; he exchanged part of his labor
for money and used the other part to build a home out of literal wilderness. My granddaddy used capitalism; he was a farmer who worked the land he
owned. My other granddaddy used capitalism; he had no land, but he managed to raise my mother and her sister sharecropping. None of them were rich,
but they all used capitalism.
When I was young, I used capitalism. I took a job hauling hay for a local farmer (which I accepted with a firm handshake) and worked my butt off for
him. He told other farmers and soon I was working all summer in fields and mowing yards. My first full-time job I took for a low wage. I still worked
my butt off for six years, put up with insults and denigration, and finally got laid off. But I had learned, and then I could go to work anywhere
making better wages.
Capitalism. It worked.
Socialism does not work in large amounts. Socialism considers the economy to be a zero-sum game; it is not. When I ran my own corporation, I took
basic materials and raw labor and made it worth more than it was before. That's where profit comes from. Socialism is fine in places... it behooves
any society to take care of those unfortunate enough to be unable to care for themselves. It does not work when society takes care of those who just
don't want to take care of themselves. That includes being lazy enough to pay big bucks for a worthless liberal arts degree like BFFT mentioned when
he triggered you.
But this thread is not even about capitalism versus socialism... it's about a capitalist who suddenly, now that he's rich, wants everyone else to
adopt socialism so they cannot better their posiiton as he has, and who is willing to see his own countrymen killed to get what he wants.
Again, do you support this?