Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Advocates of Despotism

From The Federalist Papers Number 9 by Alexander Hamilton:

"From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics, the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty. They have decried all free government, as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in malicious exultation over its friends and partisans. Happily for mankind, stupendous fabrics reared on the basis of liberty, which have flourished for ages, have in a few glorious instances refuted their gloomy sophisms. And, I trust, America will be the broad and solid foundation of other edifices not less magnificent, which will be equally permanent monuments of their error."

Some things never change. Today, in the form of advocates of despotism, we have:

1) The main stream media: Salon: American Capitalism has failed us.

Time: American Capitalism's Great Crisis

MSNBC: Is Capitalism good for America?

The verdict is in from the crony-capitalist media corporations: Capitalism is a failure, we should vote for socialism. If they had said crony-capitalism is a failure I agree, my issue with them, is that THEY are the crony capitalists. In bed with the DNC, and the Clinton campaign as a slue of incriminating emails has shown.

Notice the word they use, is capitalism. Not free market. This is done for a reason, if they associate the word freedom with the markets, then they have a problem, because they are advocating for government control of the markets, and they don't want you to associate the word freedom with the markets. You'll realize that you're giving up your freedom. They want a compliant populace to march down to the slaughterhouse.

 We already have government control of the markets, and they're doing a terrible job. And the more control they government has, the less freedom we will have, both as business owners and consumers.

This current system, isn't a capitalist free-market society, we haven't had one of those in fifty years. So what are they talking about? The economist Milton Friedman once said over thirty years ago, "Everyone agrees that socialism is a failure. Their answer to our current troubles is more socialism." And that's their answer, we've seen socialist governments failing for over a century now. Yet the music still plays, Don't cry for me Argentina. We shouldn't cry, but we should learn.

Our answer must be to use the internet, and other media outlets to advocate for a free market system, and call it that. And to denounce the current crony capitalist/socialist system. We must make our voices heard in the schools, which are paid for by money generated by the current system, and on the campuses. And where ever the advocates of tyranny reign and try to silence us, we must advocate for the withdrawal of those funds. .

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