Who are capitalism’s greatest enemies? I count three. The first are politicians, who see capitalism as an obstacle separating them from their citizens’ wealth. That wealth also insulates their citizens from the politicians’ influence, which must surely stick in the craw of any would-be tyrants.
The second are businesspeople themselves, who look to the government as their ultimate ace in the hole when it comes to beating competition. If an elite corps of producers can make itself the communist politicians’ key supporter, then they can compel legislation which puts their rivals out of business.
The third are people who cannot fathom what it might be like to possess marketable skills. They look at the wealthy with contempt, believing they could only have gotten that way through chicanery and exploitation. In fairness, plenty of crooks ascend to the highest rungs of society, but this conveniently ignores everyone who made their money by contributing something useful to the world. This is an ability communists seldom, if ever, possess.
For the sake of expediency, we could also divide communists into just two classes: Those who insist real communism has never been implemented and demand that we finally give it a chance, and those who know exactly what kind of nightmare world communism creates and want you to live in it.
Capitalism Quotes That’ll Make You Leave the Means of Production Alone
- “Capitalism makes people unequally rich. Communism makes people equally poor.” – Thomas L. Friedman
- “Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven’t had capitalism.” – Ron Paul
- “Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.” – Fidel Castro
New Design: Ron Paul’s Peace, Love, and Revolution
The United States is a country of constitutionalists: each one opposed to taxation, mass surveillance, the military-industrial complex, and the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, our constitutionalists usually dislike the government so much that they would sooner mop fast-food restaurant bathroom floors than pursue careers in politics.
Ron Paul is an exception. He was a captain in the Air Force, then a representative for two Texan congressional districts, then the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 1988, and then a Republican Party presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012. He even fathered one of Kentucky’s sitting senators (who, despite his father’s politics, was not named after a Russian novelist).
Ron Paul is 87 years old and still sharp as a tack at the time of writing. Perhaps he will one day slip into advanced senility, at which point he would only be qualified to run as a Democratic Party presidential candidate. It is unlikely they would have him, however. Mr. Paul’s staunch opposition to birthright citizenship would deprive the Dems of one of their key sources of votes, and his enmity toward taxation is the purest form of evil in libs’ eyes.
Mr. Paul may have bowed out of politics, but you can continue his legacy. Keep the rEVOLution alive!