Weighing the Economic Scales of Politics
FREE Market = Government CANNOT OWN NOR CONTROL Capital
Fascism = Government CONTROLS Capital - but does NOT OWN Capital
Socialism (Nazism)= Government OWNS & CONTROLS Capital
Communism = Government OWNS & CONTROLS ALL Capital
Table of Contents
- What is Socialism?
- Definition of "Capital"
- Entitlement Programs
- What is Communism?
- Karl Marx & Marxism
- Communist Manifesto
- Documentary Movies
- Overview of America
- Additional Resources
In Marxist theory,
Socialism is a TRANSITIONAL social state
between the overthrow of capitalism
- and the realization of communism.
"Lenin divided Communism, the period following the overthrow of capitalism, into two stages - first Socialism, and then later, once the last vestiges of the old capitalist ways have withered away, [global] stateless communism or pure Communism."
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of 'Liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
— Norman Thomas (1944)
"The American People will take Socialism, but they won’t take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to ‘End Poverty in California’ I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them."
— Upton Sinclair
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What Is Socialism?
Socialism (Nazism) = Government OWNS & CONTROLS Capital
Socialism |ˈsō sh əˌlizəm| noun: A political and economic THEORY of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange [CAPITAL] should be OWNED or REGULATED by the [GOVERNMENT] community as a whole.
• Policy or practice based on the political and economic THEORY of socialism.
• (in Marxist THEORY) a TRANSITIONAL social state between the overthrow of capitalism [Marxist THEORY] and the realization of communism [Marxist THEORY].
ORIGIN early 19th century: from French socialisme, from social.
Socialist |ˈsōSHələst| (noun) a person who advocates or practices socialism. adjective adhering to or based on the principles of socialism: the history of socialist movement.
DERIVATIVES Socialistic |ˌsōSHəˈlistik| adjective. Socialistically |ˌsōSHəˈlistik(ə)lē| adverb
Thesaurus Socialist (Adjective): The socialist movement left-wing, progressive, leftist, labor, anti-corporate, anti-globalization; radical, revolutionary, militant; communist; informal lefty, red.
Thesaurus Socialist (Noun): a well-known socialist left-winger, leftist, progressive, progressivist; radical, revolutionary; communist, Marxist; informal lefty.
Historical Context: Every implementation of Marx's theories of Socialism and Communism in history, has ended in bankruptcy and mass genocide: Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Communist USSR.
The Socialists were part of the First International Communist Party with Karl Marx, and separated from the Anarchists (Lysander Spooner)
who still bear the First International's "Circle-A" logo and became "AnComs" (Communist Anarchists) & "AnCaps" (Capitalist Anarchists) as controlled oppostion for Lenin's Second International Communist Party. The Socialists are now publicly known as the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), or the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
The most famous Socialist leaders were Adolf Hitler (Nazi Germany), Joseph Stalin (USSR), Mao Zedong (China), Fidel Castro (Cuba), and of course Karl Marx (who never had a job in his life, never ran a business, and lived off his friend Friedrich Engel's father's factory). Currently every Socialist country (Red China, Vietnam, Cuba) is a "Marxist-Leninist" Communist "Single-Party" Oligarchy. There have been many Socialist countries that were called a "Democratic Republic" in name, but in fact were each also a "Single-Party" Oligarchy (e.g. East Germany) NOT a 'democracy'.
"Democracy is the road to socialism." — Karl Marx (father of communism)
Conflation: Socialism is an ECONOMIC THEORY
- it is NOT equal to: Freedom, Democracy, Charity, Welfare, nor Peace.
25% Sales Tax & 50% Income Tax is NOT "Good for the Poor"!
The term “Socialism” has been used to describe positions as far apart as anarchism, Soviet state communism, and social democracy; however, it necessarily implies an opposition to the unrestricted [not deprived of freedom] workings of the economic market [advocating government CONTROL of Capital]. The socialist parties that have arisen in most European countries [Monarchies & Constitutional Republics - NOT "democracies"] from the late 19th century have generally tended toward utopian social democracy. [However, there are no democracies anywhere in the real world.]
Socialism is REALLY defined as a government that OWNS most major corporations. Socialist government officials aquire possession of major industries, such as the education, transportation, communications, utilities, farms, major factories, and the labor force in a nation. This allows for government to leverage control over the entire economy. Through ownership of these vital segments of the industry, and by creating government regulatory agencies, socialists gain control over virtually everything else. Socialized companies eliminate the desire of a business owner or CEO to ensure the company buildings and facilities are kept in good condition, and that the workers are treated fairly. The lack of personal benefits from growing a business really stifles innovation and creativity.
Socialism is where government officials aquire possession of major industries, such as transportation, communications, and utilities. In a monopolistic system, holding title to capital can be accomplished privately or by the state, however, the capital is controlled by the state or the elite few who control the state.
"Socialism is but Catholicism addressing itself not to the soul but to the senses of men. Accept authority, accept the force which it employs, resign yourself to all-powerful managers and infallible schemers, give up the free choice and the free act, the burden of responsibility and the rewards that come to each man according to his own exertions, deny the reason and the self that are in you, place these in the keeping of others, and a world of ease and comfort shall be yours. It is a creed even more degrading than Catholicism, but it offers more tangible bribes for its acceptance."
– Auberon Herbert, Voluntaryist
What does CAPITALISM Mean?
"Capitalism" is MARXIST THEORY! Prior to Karl Marx's book Das Kapital, a 'capitalist' was merely anyone who OWNED capital - so that's exactly what you are if YOU OWN the car you drive to work. Marx imagined a theoretical worst-of-the-worst dystopian 1984 scenario in which the most evil politicians of the world would be theoretically CONTROLLED by the most evil corporations - and of course Marx's answer to his own cherry-picked strawman argument was his precious communism, in which the government can not only CONTROL - but can OWN corporations and major utilities like electric (oil) companies [a prime example being the bankster bailouts].
All economic scales involve CAPITAL (the means of production) - so the term "Capitalism" is again very deliberately confusing. It is WHO CONTROLS the capital that defines the difference between each different economic system. With a "FREE Market" economic system, the government is forbidden by law from both OWNING (socialism, communism) and CONTROLLING (fascism) capital (buildings, machines, workers).
Although the TV propaganda seems to claim that Fascists are the extreme right-wing "fringe", and the Communists are extreme left-wing - Fascism is the first step in the degeneration process of a Free-Enterprise Economy toward Socialism and finally towards full Communism. The only thing that NON-FREE economies (fascism, nazism, socialism, communism) are REALLY left or right of, is deliberately crafted propaganda designed to create confusion during this period of decline in freedom. The fascists and the socialists are really just BOTH wings of a communist vulture.
The way to judge or compare economic systems is through an analysis of ownership and control of capital. McManus observes: "In the last century or so, there have been basically four forms of state-controlled economies, all on the far left of the economic spectrum: fascism, Nazism, socialism, and communism. In each, the government controls the capital.
The difference among these is how much is owned or controlled outright by the government." In all of these types of political-economic arrangements, the government, which is invariably a despotic oligarchy, controls the means of production, even if it does not outright own them. The only alternative to this type of predatory economic arrangement is a free marketplace, wherein all people remain free to exercise their God-given rights and abilities and to keep and exchange the product of their labor as they see fit.
Overview of America (JBS)
What is Communism?
Communism |ˈkämyəˌnizəm| (often Communism) noun: A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is
publicly OWNED , and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. ORIGIN mid 19th century: from French communisme, from commun (common). See also Marxism.
Communism is the "granddaddy of all" in the economic sense. Under this system all of the capital is owned and controlled by the State.
Communism is REALLY defined as a government that OWNS ALL the capital. Although by strict modern [broken] definition, we are told that the PEOPLE control the capital in communist nations - but just open your eyes to Russia and communist China - do the PEOPLE REALLY OWN the capital? Read the Manifesto to find the REAL answer. Often in China the government forcibly kicks senior citizens out of their OWN homes.
Some communist countries will even dictate what YOUR job will be. Even if a Russian citizen wants to be an artist, he might still be ordered to work on a boring assembly line putting the same screw into the same part for the rest of his life; the Russian government has their own artists to produce artwork for them, so there is no reason for them allow the people the freedom to create artworks with the possibility of becoming a professional artist in the field of their choice. It's called a theory because it didn't work. Just ask his holyness the Dalai Lama; red China exiled him from Tibet decades ago.
The most familiar form of communism is that established by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and it has generally been understood in terms of the system practiced by the former USSR and its allies in eastern Europe, in China since 1949, and in some developing countries such as Cuba, Vietnam, and North Korea. Communism embraced a revolutionary ideology (in THEORY) in which the state would wither away after the overthrow of the capitalist system. In practice, however, the state grew to control all aspects of communist society. Communism in eastern Europe collapsed in the late 1980s and early 1990s against a background of failure to meet people's economic expectations, a shift to more democracy in political life, and increasing nationalism such as that which led to the breakup of the USSR.
Marxism |ˈmärkˌsizəm| noun: Marxist. Marxian. The political and economic THEORIES of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis for the THEORY and practice of communism. Central to Marxist THEORY is an explanation of social change in terms of economic factors, according to which the means of production (THE CAPITAL; isn't it just greedy capitalism?) provide the economic base, which influences or determines the political and ideological superstructure. Marx and Engels predicted the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism by the proletariat and the eventual attainment of a classless communist society.
Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, and communist revolutionary, whose ideas played a significant role in the development of modern communism and socialism. Marx summarized his approach in the first line of chapter one of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." Marx argued that capitalism, like previous socioeconomic systems, would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its destruction. Just as capitalism replaced feudalism, he believed socialism would, in its turn, replace capitalism, and lead to a stateless, classless society called pure communism. This would emerge after a transitional period called the "dictatorship of the proletariat": a period sometimes referred to as the "workers state" or "workers' democracy". In section one of The Communist Manifesto Marx describes feudalism, capitalism, and the role internal social contradictions play in the historical process.
The Communist Manifesto, which contains the basic program for all Communist and Socialists, explicitly preaches the destruction and abolition of private property. Karl Marx understood the power of controlling capital as have all Communists who have ever looked and still look to Marx as their leader. State-controlled capitalism (Communism) always results in high prices and low quality, because the lack of competition offers no incentive to improve.
The Communist Manifesto
Manifesto |ˌmanəˈfestō| noun ( pl. -tos): a public declaration of policy and aims,
esp. one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
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- Heavy progressive
- Abolition of all
rights of inheritance
- Confiscation of
property of all emigrants and rebels
- Central Bank (Federal Reserve Act, World Bank)
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Communications & Transportation
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factories & agriculture
- Government control of
farms, regional planning
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