ARE YOU MAD YET?
by Don Hank, blogging at http://laiglesforum.com/2010/09/06/the-moral-backbone-of-the-free-market/
(Sept. 7, 2010) — To oppose socialism and the ongoing destruction of our Republic with libertarianism is like trying to stop a charging rhino by throwing a shoe at it.
A recent article by Olavo de Carvalho shows why, and surprisingly, the author shows that his hypothesis of economics being reliant on traditional culture, is anything but new. He cites books going back over 100 years that support this view and that in fact, clairvoyantly foresaw the downfall of capitalism precisely for the reasons that it is now collapsing.
The viewpoint that the solution to our economic failures can be found in economics itself is fatally flawed from the outset.
Capitalism without the bedrock of traditional ethics, morality, patriotism, love of God and traditional family, tough love, brotherly love, honesty, honor, and the drive to compete, excel and better oneself that existed in the first century of our new Republic, and specifically without the work ethic promoted in the scriptures, cannot work any more than communism can. It quickly degenerates into fascism, a toxic mix of Statism and capitalism wherein corrupt politicians easily overpower the market.
The bailouts of the banks and bankers — a prime example of fascism — were opposed by over 90% of Americans but were quickly rammed through both houses. Healthcare “reform,” another example of a fascistic Public-Private Partnership (PPP), forces citizens (again, against the will of Americans) to buy health insurance at the outlandish inflated prices charged by companies. What a boon to the health insurance racket and its partner the medical business. The un-Constitutional government takeover of a major part of the US auto industry is another example. The democratic process – not to mention the free market — has completely failed.
But it had failed long before that because the culture that formed its spiritual and moral infrastructure had been gradually decimated.
De Carvalho’s examples of self-destructive capitalism, including the selling of anticapitalist and anti-American culture to young people, reminded me of the vendors here in Panama selling shirts, carrying bags, hats and other paraphernalia bearing likenesses of Che Guevara — capitalism selling the antithesis of itself.
When I meet vendors on the street or in the mall selling these, I go up to them, smiling, and say “do you admire all mass murderers or just Che?”
One vendor offered the excuse that people have different opinions. I went up to a cap he was selling, pointed to the picture of Che on the front of it and asked “do you realize that if this man had met you during his heyday in Cuba and had found out you were Panamanian, he probably would have shot you dead in cold blood?”
The only vendor at the nearby mall who sold these items has since pulled them off the shelf. A local book seller has put his Che biographies in a less-conspicuous place since hearing my stern lecture.
You see, I have done something most others apparently have not yet done, and it is high time they did.
I got mad. Really really mad. It is time you did likewise, Dear Reader.
You see, they are immersing your sons and daughters in smut, unimaginable filth, in the entertainment field but probably even in your children’s school. “Christian” churches are awash with moral relatavism, with pastors claiming that salvation can come through all religions, leading to the inevitable conclusion that Christ is superfluous. Politicians are stealing you blind, and to rub salt in your wounds, have made you pay for the invasion from Mexico, other people’s abortions, other people’s drugs and booze, cohabitation, out-of-wedlock relationships and the children sired in them, sex change operations and much more. Since WW II, they have sent you and your children to die in foreign wars ordered by the agents of the New World Order, wars that we lost because that was the game plan. Then, once they saw how easy it was to fool you, they decided just to steal your money outright and give it to the banker buds who got them elected.
If you aren’t mad yet, you lack the anger gene. But if you are, I advise you to use your anger wisely, following Christ’s prescription: Be gentle as doves and wise as serpents.
If all you can do is froth at the mouth, don’t bother. But if you can love your enemies while refusing to back down even an inch, you can help win back the West.