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I received so much negative response from my previous article, (because I trash-talked capitalism), that I decided to write a follow-up article. That’s how we roll here at FreePolitik. The article was actually about division in the Freedom movement, but it briefly touched on the strange mantra coming from some within the movement, who insist Karl Marx is behind all the evil in the world, even the pandemic. Imagine that.
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To be fair, I also received an equal amount of email from those who agreed with me, and thanked me for pointing it out. Also thanks to those who disagreed with me, but still offered two wonderful things: respect and a healthy debate. As long as we have these two things, we still have democracy and freedom. (Yippee!)
Was it capitalism or communism that plunged the world into three years of medical tyranny? Some further discussion on the subject is needed about capitalism conducted by large corporations making profits at the expense of people versus entrepreneurship which is grass root individuals with ideas or inventions to help humanity.
For starters, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and the rest of the Big Pharmas are all corporations. They are not communist Marxist corporations. They are regular American Western-style capitalist entities, run by a CEO and a board of directors who answer to their shareholders. Their goal is first and foremost to make a profit. Pfizer’s stock peaked at $58.70 a share in December 2021, just after the vaccine rollout. It took a tumble, after the Project Veritas video emerged on Twitter on January 26 of this year.
As a brief disclaimer, whenever I criticize capitalism, I invariably get accused of being a commie, a liberal or a socialist. Sometimes, all of the above. Such is life, but the truth is communism, capitalism and all the isms have failed us. Capitalism did not prevent the wars of the last century. In fact, many of the major combatants in both world wars were democratic, capitalist nations such as America, Britain, France, Canada and Australia. All of these nations continued trading throughout the war, many of them with their enemies.
Capitalism has its advantages, and most of my readers would agree, it has done a lot more good for the world than communism ever did. But, and this is a big but, capitalism is not a sacred cow. It is not holy or divine or sanctioned by the God(s). The inherent weakness of capitalism is it is based on profit motive, and therefore prone to the selfish pursuit of wealth and power. Capitalism favours the wealthy.
Corporations care about profit, that’s their number one directive. Ditto for billionaires, bankers, oil company owners, weapons manufacturers and drug dealers. Nations are motivated by self-interest. This is not news; it is the reality of our life on Planet Earth. To claim that billionaires are not engaging in “true capitalism” is a cop-out in my humble opinion. They all buy and sell on the open market, and in fact, they are unanimous in their belief that the free markets should be de-regulated.
Civilization Based on Private Property
Capitalism, at its most basic, is the default position of all societies and civilizations, because it is based on trade, and all societies engage in trade. Civilization began roughly 12,000 years ago, when hunter-gatherers gave up their nomadic existence, and became farmers and shepherds. This created private property. All our laws, legal codes, political and economic institutions come from private property. This is why John Locke famously declared that all human beings have the right to life, liberty and property.
Thomas Jefferson tweaked this to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights, according to Jefferson, were inalienable, which means they cannot be taken away, because they are bestowed by our Creator. God is supposedly a real estate agent who wants everybody to have an acre or two of prime turf, preferably oceanview.
Sounds good, right?
Some of the first laws that came into existence were concerning boundary stones that separated grazing land from neighbours. Moving boundary stones was a serious offence, mentioned in the Old Testament and other ancient documents. Boundary laws also led to legalities concerning witnesses to crimes. It was not enough to accuse another of moving the stones set up to mark one’s property, you also had to have at least two witnesses:
14You must not move your neighbour’s boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance you shall receive in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
15 A lone witness is not sufficient to establish any wrongdoing or sin against a man, regardless of what offence he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. (Deuteronomy 19)
Human beings’ first estate is poverty — wealth is a product of advancing civilization. Nomadic hunter-gatherers were dirt poor by our standards, they lived hand-to-mouth on what they could forage on a daily basis. When humans settled down to become agriculturists, they were able to store food, and thus raise their standard of living, and increase their chances of survival in a hostile world.
Wealth inequality in our modern world has reached unprecedented levels. Without understanding the effects of the exponentially expanding wealth gap between the uber rich and the uber poor, it is difficult to understand what is happening in the world.
The Billionaire’s Club made a killing (pun intended) over the last three years. Gates, Bezos, Musk and many other uber rich dudes raked it in, while the working class sucked it up and stayed home, unemployed and depressed.
Oxfam releases a report every year, after the Davos Club meets to plot global domination. Danny Sriskandarajah, Oxfam GB's chief executive, said “This year, what's happening is off the scale. There’s been a new billionaire created almost every day during this pandemic, meanwhile 99% of the world’s population are worse off because of lockdowns, lower international trade, less international tourism, and as a result of that, 160 million more people have been pushed into poverty. Something is deeply flawed with our economic system.”
According to Forbes magazine, the world’s 10 richest men, (Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer and Warren Buffet) collectively increased their wealth from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion between March 2020 and November 2021. Musk’s fortune grew by more than 1,000%, while Gates’ rose by a more modest 30%.
I can hear the groans of protest from some of my readers: “But wait, the billionaires fund communism!”
The truth is the billionaires fund everything that breathes. The Republican party in the United States is funded, controlled and managed by corporate billionaires, not communists. Ditto for the Democrats. Currently, Democrat President Joe Biden is pushing hot and heavy for a massive military spending spree that would make the neocons on the right wet with excitement. The Dems have already dumped billions into the Ukraine war, but it is not because they are trying to establish a Marxist-Leninist police state in Russia.
“But wait! What about cultural Marxism!”
Okay, right. The liberal agenda of critical race theory, gender mania, BLM, LGBTQ, gay beer and Pride Parades is because billionaires fund it and push it. Because billionaires are all gay and they care about black people… riiiight. An example from history reminds us it was the FBI, under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover who conducted the COINTEL program, that systematically destroyed the black rights movement, by first infiltrating and monitoring groups like the Black Panthers, and then jailing and/or assassinating all the leaders.
The only that has really changed is tactics of the American deep state establishment — instead of opposing the black civil rights movement, they are now openly funding it. YouTube, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, and a long list of American corporations donated $90 million to BLM in 2020, thus allowing the black civil rights movement to be manipulated and controlled by its oppressors.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is at the center of vaccine research and committed $1.75 billion over two years for “pandemic relief.” Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $330 million in Covid-19 related funding. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gave at least $100 million.
A billionaire owns Fox News and stuffs it up the wazoo with commentators who parrot conservative talking points that right wingers eat up like manna in the desert. Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, an Australian billionaire, who is not even an American. Here he is at the World Economic Forum arguing in favour of open markets. He cautions against the “very dangerous move...towards protectionism” among international economies. “Open markets have benefited everybody, rich and poor alike,” Murdoch says with a straight face.
Deregulation of the global economy benefits the billionaires, says Captain Obvious. Protectionism is when nations refuse to privatise their resources so multi-nationals can’t gobble them up. Populism is when grassroots political movements, like the Freedom Movement, threaten the establishment.
Marxism and the WEF
Back to Karl Marx, a search on the World Economic Forum website reveals a mere 69 articles where Karl Marx is even mentioned. (Compare that to the 8090 results when I do a search for “capitalism.”) The top article trashes Marx, pointing out correctly that “the failures of communism point to a deeper flaw: Marx’s false view of human nature.”
“The Soviet Union proved that abolishing private ownership of the means of production does not change human nature. Most humans, instead of devoting themselves to the common good, continue to seek power, privilege, and luxury for themselves and those close to them.”
None of these article could, even remotely, be considered an endorsement of Marxism: “In the developed world, capitalism did transform almost everyone into a wage labourer, but it also lifted them out of poverty and made them more prosperous than Marx could have imagined. That was not the only thing Marx got wrong.”
On the contrary, Schwab has been endorsing Stakeholder Capitalism for 50 years. The Davos Manifesto, also called the “Capitalist Manifesto” is not Marxist either. It is monopoly capitalism on steroids. You will own nothing and you will be happy is not the slogan of Karl Marx.
Schwab’s book on the subject, Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet, is not a rebranding of communism, but rather, it is the logical extension of monopoly capitalists’ agenda for global domination and global ownership. Marxist communism abolishes private property and puts ownership into the hands of the collective state, but Schwab’s stakeholder capitalism puts ownership of all property into the hands of a global corporation, who will manage the Earth and all its resources through a managerial economy.
Schwab’s theory is not new. It is based on a book, by James Burnham, written in 1941, called The Managerial Revolution. From the Amazon summary:
Burnham’s claim was that capitalism was dead, but that it was being replaced not by socialism, but a new economic system he called “managerialism”; rule by managers. Written in 1941, this is the book that theorised how the world was moving into the hands of the 'managers'. Burnham explains how capitalism had virtually lost its control, and would be displaced not by labour, nor by socialism, but by the rule of administrators in business and in government.
George Orwell wrote an essay, in reaction to Burnham’s book, Second Thoughts On James Burnham, where he succinctly summarises the future of global society:
Capitalism is disappearing, but Socialism is not replacing it. What is now arising is a new kind of planned, centralised society which will be neither capitalist nor, in any accepted sense of the word, democratic. The rulers of this new society will be the people who effectively control the means of production: that is, business executives, technicians, bureaucrats and soldiers, lumped together by Burnham, under the name of ‘managers’. These people will eliminate the old capitalist class, crush the working class, and so organise society that all power and economic privilege remain in their own hands. Private property rights will be abolished, but common ownership will not be established. The new ‘managerial’ societies will not consist of a patchwork of small, independent states, but of great super-states grouped round the main industrial centres in Europe, Asia, and America. These super-states will fight among themselves for possession of the remaining uncaptured portions of the earth, but will probably be unable to conquer one another completely. Internally, each society will be hierarchical, with an aristocracy of talent at the top and a mass of semi-slaves at the bottom.
Orwell’s prophetic book, 1984, is based on Burnham’s bleak assessment of the future society that is now emerging on the global stage.
Micro Vs Macro Capitalism
For my pro-capitalist readers, I concede that basic micro-capitalism is not the problem, but I also stand by the obvious — that globalist macro-capitalism definitely is an enormous problem. A working class revolution needs to happen, but we do not want it to be hijacked by communist dictators. The working class, which represent 80% of the world’s population are at war with the billionaire class. The working class truckers who drove to Ottawa during the darkest days of the pandemic represent a shot across the bow of the globalist ship.
Truckers, farmers, trades people, minimum wage workers, and small businesses are the backbone of any nation or society. We should all aspire to be self-reliant, and work at a meaningful task to take care of ourselves and our families. Growing our own food and having a nice property to raise kids is ideal. Relying on the state is a bad idea, especially if the state is hopelessly corrupt.
However, every man for himself will not win the war against the globalists. If every one buys a property in the interior, or escapes to Mexico, we are doomed. Collective action is required. And that means, winning over the left. It also means winning over the brainwashed conservatives who took the jab. We have more support from the right, but if these stats are correct, a significant number of liberals did not take the jab, and a significant number of conservatives did roll up their sleeves.
Neither liberals, conservatives, centrists, NDP or Green Party want a totalitarian global police state. 99% of the world is at war with the 1%. The globalists want to crush both Karl Marx and Thomas Jefferson, because the Davos Club doesn’t care about the left or the right. They don’t care about abortion, immigration or gun control. They don’t care about LGBTQ or BLM or the environment either.
They care about raw, naked power and nothing else.
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
―George Orwell, 1984
I would like to conclude with a friendly reminder: You don’t have to be trapped in the boxes that the world offers you. You don’t have to be a liberal or a conservative. You don’t have to be a capitalist, communist, socialist, libertarian, or even a kangaroo. Although these boxes are comfortable, they are also a trap. Political boxes, just like religious boxes, require the members to adhere to ALL of the mandates in the box. You’re not a free thinker if you just parrot the talking points of your favourite political box.
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