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Capitalism Wins

Posted by khalling 2 years, 11 months ago to Philosophy
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picked this up from xthinker. that's right. how many gulchers are gone? do you care? enjoy.
SOURCE URL: https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/capitalism-always-wins-19896/?inf_contact_key=894cad1db0207c0640327598be6c64f92f07053281d31e0c70ddc4c22ed3336f


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  • Posted by  $  jbrenner 2 years, 11 months ago
    From the article: “Oh you want to be Communist? Wonderful! You go ahead and enjoy that, and give us a call in 20 years once you’re totally impoverished…” This quote deserves to be a viral YouTube video.
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  • Posted by Mamaemma 2 years, 11 months ago
    Excellent article. The author is speaking of logic and reality. But capitalism doesn't allow for the looters, not to mention the moochers!
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 years, 11 months ago
    "Rather than fight the war, the US government would have been a lot better off saying, Oh you want to be Communist? Wonderful! You go ahead an enjoy that, and give us a call in 20 years once you’re totally impoverished…"
    I agree. This applies to the American Civil War and Islamism too.
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    • Posted by  $  blarman 2 years, 11 months ago
      Actually, it would have been disastrous for the US in the civil war. England was supporting the South because they saw an opportunity in a Southern victory to conquer American during its division. That was one of the reasons the North engaged France - to keep the British honest.

      And with all due respect, the problem with Islam won't be solved by capitalism either. They've had oil for sixty years now and it hasn't changed them. They have a dangerous mindset which not only condones but encourages enforcement of their ideas even by non-recognized entities, i.e. terrorists like the Orlando guy. Islam isn't a communist mindset - it is it's own category altogether. Remember, Afghanistan once belonged to Russia...
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 years, 11 months ago
    With the example of Viet Nam and all the myriad examples of socialistic failure, you'd think that would be a wake-up call to lefties. But, no soap. They remain asleep or with their heads in the clouds (or in the sand).
    So, will you miss me when I'm gone?
    "I hear de angels voices callin'..." an excerpt from the now politically incorrect song "Old Black Joe."
    The best way to remember those gone is to keep Objectivism going. It is one of the few hopes, perhaps even the only one, that will maintain civilization.
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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 2 years, 11 months ago
    Hello khalling,
    Good article. It is always reassuring to read something optimistic. Of course the market and human nature eventually win out. It is only a question of how long and why we must suffer as history repeats, since so many are ignorant and insist on repeating it.
    Western society is still under too much influence from the likes of Plato and Kant.

    I care. I am still observing and commenting occasionally, but I admit I have not been producing as I once did. I do miss many of our old friends.
    Regards,
    O.A.
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  • Posted by Esceptico 2 years, 11 months ago
    When one combines the book “War Is A Lie” by Swanson and “On Killing” by Grossman, the terrible cost of war in terms of human loss, not only death but the lifetime physical and psychological effects suffered by the surviving soldiers and their families makes me turn off the news in disgust every time I see a “military expert” on the news saying we need more war.

    Ayn Rand was correct when she said evil dies of its own weight. Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam are but three examples.
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  • Posted by  $  puzzlelady 2 years, 11 months ago
    Good article. And history shows the error in trying to combat ideas with bombs. All that does is build their organism's immune system for stronger resistance. We should leave them alone to harvest their own consequences while setting them a good example of peaceful trade as the best road to happiness and prosperity. They'll come around sooner.

    I don't consider weapons and articles of war as suitable goods for trade. Beyond for our own self-defense, I'd like to see our arms manufacturers retool for civilian production. Swords into plowshares.
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    • Posted by 2 years, 11 months ago
      hey lady. haven't heard from you lately. missing your comments. shared my puzzle with a six yr old yesterday. he nailed the thing in like maybe 10 minutes. he loved the colors.
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      • Posted by  $  puzzlelady 2 years, 11 months ago
        Thanks, K. It's remarkable, actually, for a 6-year-old to stick with a puzzle for 10 minutes, or even longer. My puzzles have that effect of building persistence and holding interest. Check the booklet for further challenges.

        Oh, I've been commenting occasionally, with longish rants. Others may come and go. I'm always here. With being on the road a lot, I often come in at the end. Does your forum allow accessing just one writer's input? Then you could find any of mine you may have missed.

        See you in Las Vegas.
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  • Posted by mia767ca 2 years, 11 months ago
    Vietnam was my war...some of those unexploded bombs could be my fellow Air Force pilots...although everyone from my pilot training class who went to Vietnam were killed...years later i was hired by American Airlines, was flying on company business in 1st and was seated next to Henry Kissinger...we talked...he talked about to the U.S. govt determination to kill as many American g.i.s as the communists were determined to send Vietnamese to their deaths...

    last year i worked part time at CarMax...got a call from Hanoi to buy a RangeRover....we both profited from the transaction...
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  • Posted by term2 2 years, 11 months ago
    Very interesting idea- let them go communist. The only problem is that Russia could snap up whatever wealth is there for its own nefarious purposes and then bomb us. That part isnt great either.

    Develop star wars so we are protected , and then let the socialists go for it and fail like in Venezuela.
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    • Posted by  $  blarman 2 years, 11 months ago
      Well said.

      Really, communism isn't really distribution of wealth. It's elitism and oligarchy. The Soviet Union at its height was all about elitism with the Politburo and the KGB/GRU enforcers. Communist nations love to see other nations collapse - especially when those nations are resource rich - because it gives them a chance to step in under the guise of friendship and offer help - in exchange for rights to those resources.
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      • Posted by term2 2 years, 11 months ago
        I remember how shocked I was that Russia collapsed so quickly, and how it really was hollow. I had expected that at least they believed the commune thing- only to find out it was oligarchy and rule by the powerful. Very disappointing that all those years we were fighting a system which was internally hollow.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 years, 11 months ago
    It was the meme of the paradigm at the time. It's easy now as our vision looking back with 20/20 eyes. It's history now and we should learn from it. I am surprised to learn that they have.

    But have we?

    You can lead a people, a country or a government to prosperity and freedom but you can not Make them drink. Everyone grows at their own pace.
    Our battles today, are for the Minds of Men, no proper example will do, no drug will do the trick and no trick will wake them up...they simply need to be uncomfortable in their ignorance.

    I guess that includes US as well.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 years, 11 months ago
    "how many gulchers are gone?"
    There are plenty of people left to tell us you shouldn't post about capitalism winning because unless you're talking about how miserable things are in the world, you're an apologist of the world's evils.

    Things are better than ever for humankind. Capitalism and reason deliver the goods.
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