Capitalism or Communism? What Difference Does It Make?
By Robert Ringer
Quite the comedian, that Barackus fellow. What a knee-slapper it was in Argentina when he told a group of young Argentinians (as always, with a straight face) that there was no great difference between communism and capitalism and that they should just “choose from what works.”
He then went on to say, “So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate.” Gosh, I didn’t know there was a division between capitalists and communists. Now why in the world would that be?
Finally, the Marxmeister said, “Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added. If a person didn’t understand BHO’s very well planned-out agenda, he might be inclined to think he’s a bit confused … or knowledge challenged … or simply not too bright.
Yep, kids “should be practical and just choose from what works.” The question he didn’t challenge them to think about is, works for whom? I have news for you: Everything works, no matter how heinous, how destructive, or how malevolent it may be.
And communism is certainly no exception. Communism works — for those who hold the reins of power. In fact, it has worked incredibly well in Cuba for nearly sixty years — i.e., for BHO’s pals Fidel, Raul, and their Che-worshipping cronies. But for the general populace, no so much.
So don’t be anal and worry your little head off about whether something “fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory.” Just fly by the seat of your pants and do what sounds good to you at any given moment. In fact, if you listen to Uncle Bernie long enough, you might just end up getting all kinds of attention on “Watters’ World.”
Sorry, Barackus, but communism and capitalism are at opposite ends of the liberty-tyranny spectrum. Communism is literal slavery for the masses and thus specifically prevents people from bettering their lives. Capitalism, on the other hand, is the epitome of freedom and provides unlimited opportunity for all. Other than this minor distinction, you don’t have to worry about whether something fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory.
What people do with capitalism’s unlimited opportunity is an entirely different subject, and is the source of great confusion for those who have tapioca between their ears. Rather than looking in the mirror for the cause of their problems, they play the victimization card and blame their troubles on capitalism — the very system that offers a way out and a way up for them.
The modern term for this is “low-information voter,” and it, not global warming or any other form of witchcraft, is the biggest danger to our planet. Please quote me on that.