Friday, September 08, 2017

Capitalism, not culture, drives economies

Remember Romney's comment that Israeli's were better than the Palestinians because of their culture? Time for the world including us to go back as to the true role of capitalism!

Capitalism, not culture, drives economies: Mitt Romney has explained that his comments abroad were simply truth-telling. “I tend to tell people what I actually believe,” he said. With regard to one much-debated comment — on the cultural differences between Israelis and Palestinians — many agree with him. The Wall Street Journal editorial page and columnists including Marc A. Thiessen and John Podhoretz all applauded. Podhoretz wrote: “Anyone who publicizes his remark is helping Romney win the election.”
“Culture makes all the difference,” Romney said at a fundraiser in Israel, comparing the country’s economic vitality to Palestinian poverty. Certainly there is a pedigree for this idea.

Romney cited David Landes, an economics historian. He could have cited Max Weber, the great German scholar who first made this claim 100 years ago in his book “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” which argued that Protestant values were the most important fuel for economic progress. The problem is that Weber singled out two cultures as being particularly prone to poverty and stagnation, those of China and Japan.

I hate to say it but China is a top notch example of how to use Capitalism to drive your lifestyle and economy and in this case communism controlling capitalism not Capitalism controling Capitalism. You're culture has nothing to do with the success of ypour society what has everything to do with it is how successful your capitalism is and how well it is controled.Communism-Wikipedia

We have failed. Capitalism controls us and our Government!For years because of Bush's fascist agenda many of us said this is not a Democracy. A Democracy only in name to facilitate a hidden agenda. Now we hear from Republicans that this is no longer a Democracy because of Obama and the socialist agenda he inherited from Bush. Anyway you look at it this is not a Democracy!

Is it supposed to be a Democracy just because they make you leave your pen once every couple of years to go out and vote for those with the money to buy their position to force the agenda that keeps those corporations in control that really run this country? Is it Democracy that allows the top 1% to own more than the bottom 95% combined?

Would a Democracy allow their fellow citizens to go without the basic needs of any human being let alone right here in the USA, Food Shelter and clothing? Homes are still being foreclosed at a rate of 1 every 7.5 seconds. This is a Democracy in action? Is the health insurance Industry spending 1.5 million dollars a day to control Congress and kill health care reform so they can keep control over you Democracy in action?

No! It is capitalism run amok, Capitalism is controlling our Democracy. This is not a Democracy. Democracy is a system of government in which either the actual governing is carried out by the people governed or the power to do so is granted by them. There are two principles that any definition of democracy includes, equality and freedom. Would not equality dictate that the top 1% take care of those who are in trouble? Or is it because Capitalism rules Democracy that they have the "freedom" to ignore Equality and Democracy? Democracy

Capitalism as a system developed incrementally from the 16th century in Europe. Capitalism typically refers to an economic and social system in which the means of production are privately controlled. Controlling it is is a matter of politics and policy. Capitalism-Wikipedia

Politics and Democracy are supposed to be controlling Capitalism. Capitalism is not supposed to be controlling Democracy! Capitalism has run amok and as you know is controlling Democracy. Our Government just bailed out Capitalism and there was nothing Democratic about it. Capitalism owns our Democracy and our Government.We the people have been left to our own demise. It is time to control Capitalism with Democracy so for once we are all equal!

It really bothers me that it seems whenever I delve into something it is always capitalism behind the problem. We keep hearing the virtues of Capitalism but our own problems and I am seeing around the world are caused by Capitalism run Amok. The great system of Capitalism is destroying our world. We have got to rein it in and control it. I was concerned with Bush's warmongering and the world marshaling forces to take him on. I was concerned about Israel instigating war too thinking they were the world’s primary problem. I thought they were controlling the US and we were going to end up destroying the world at their bid.

* We are so brainwashed, we never hear or see the truth. I noticed behind every frigging conflict including Gaza and Georgia and Afghanistan was oil and other energy sources so I just took the normal course of blaming all our problems on oil and other energy sources as the world postured to move into the future. Stupid me! In regard to our problems here I keep saying we see the enemy and he is us but son of a gun it is! We are the problem of the entire world. Capitalism! It is out of control and will destroy the world unless we rein it in. What say you!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Ranch Chimp said...

Damn good posting here Jim! ... and good morning from the ranch!

You know how much I'm into this shit as far as the economy, capitalism (true capitalism, not this Willie Foo- Foo neo capitalism shit we have) etc, etc. But I never even thought much about how you say not culture's make it ... but who can argue that?! Money and greed Jim, drive every damn thing today ... and I certainly aint against someone having a lil greed, but what we see today Jim, is NOT typical greed, it is like greed extreme shit ... I mean downright incredible! (I'm kind of a fan of Fareed too) I was visiting a friend Suzy the other day and trying to explain some of this stuff to her, as far as what this new wave capitalism of today has turned into from speed- trading, to the political high-siding, lobby control, stomping out small competitor's, letting legislation to be made, from get this ... those (gvmnt) who say they represent American's, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh (they must be referring to them United Citizen's cult : ) ... it is insane Jim ... a MF aint no longer satisfied with a couple home's, maybe "1" yacht etc, etc ... they got to have 10 home's, a mega interest hold on the market's 3 yacht's, etc, etc ... Suzy was referring to a post of mine where I was saying that today, the battle is more about the Walton Familia vs. the Koch Brother's, Bank of America vs. JPMorgan/ Chase, or Exxon/ Mobil vs. British Petrol ... it's gotten Jim, to where this so called 1% is in a sort of King of the Mountain duel with each other, using the world wealth and resource's in mass to have their lil familia bitch fight's ... and every smaller company/ corp down to the average low income citizen is suffering from it! And we call them f'n "elite" to top it off!!!?? Elite at what I ask? Manipulating the f'n global market and living off the back's of everyone else? (which is basically legalized racketeering : ) They dont create a f'n thing, and buy all their idea's from other's that are smaller and enterpueneur's, etc. (A lil off subject it may seem Jim, but all connected)

I didnt even know what Romney said on that until reading this, havent kept up with these convention show's too much, but the fact is still our funding/ support to Israel, I mean, we kind of played a large factor in their financial success as well as regional stability, because frankly the worst thing to me we done for the Jew's (and my grandma was one of the German/ Jew's) ... was relocating them after WW2 to the so called Holy Land region(I think alot of it had to do with organized christianity such as the Vatican and such, being that they also played a large role in this new banking as well since around 1300/ 1400 AD, and the preservation thing) ... I mean, I would have gave them West Texas for that matter, map's change, territories change, etc, etc ... that region isnt what it was 6000 years ago, neither is ancient Rome' territories, or native America ... if we want to give folk's back their homeland's, why dont we set an example by giving America back to the Indian's? heh, heh, heh, heh : )

China YES ... good example. BTW, my nephew just got back to Dallas from Beijing where he's been living since february, so interesting what he been telling me about China since he been back, I asked him before he left to not discuss anything online, email, or anything with me when in China, and explained why, but he has sure filled me in this last week! He will be in Dallas through the Xmas/ New Year holiday then a short break to Toronto to my sister- in- law's, then back to Beijing, he's a martial art's instructor there ... imagine that ... a Dallas kid, teaching martial art's in China? heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... hilarious : )

Later Jim ....

Demeur said...

You and RC are dead on as usual. Capitalism in itself isn't bad but when it turns into Vulture Capitalism and capitalism for only a select few then it's a failure.

I'll be interested to hear what RC's nephew has to say about China. It's so hard to get real facts with their closed society.

an average patriot said...

Yeah RC feed us a little of his China experience. You have to think it is like North Korea Demeur in that Westerners living and visiting there are kept in a bubble and monitored closely.

an average patriot said...

Tom I have to laugh! How did you know that about banking? Funny but people always get pissed about Jews and money but when money first started to change hands it was thought of as dirty so they made the Jews do it.

A thick book but if you haven't read it "The Warbugs" is an amazingly captivating book. I'm looking at it right now, $9 $21 $18 you can get it plus there is wikipedia. Amazing history and captivating.

an average patriot said...

You know Tom I think I said it here or alluded to it but we gave control of our country to the 1%. Democracy is supposed to control corporations not the other way around with Roberts and SCJ said can with their donations being free speech which is absolute BS!

an average patriot said...

I was looking at the Wikipedia on the Warburgs to give you some tid-bits but it is so intriguing I couldn't. Here

Ranch Chimp said...

Thanx for the Warburg link Jim. As far as the banking deal and religion, etc ... it goes back probably to at least Roman Emporer Constantine (320/ 325 AD?), when they basically compiled the Holy Bible that we see today, and started incorporating, to be what it is now as far as being a baseline for what we I reckon look at as democracy or whatever, which incorporated it into politic's, military, etc, etc ... some of the first banking, or banking as we know it today, the birth of making note's to exchange for your gold, etc, etc, loaning them note's out, etc in Europe was directly connected with folk's like the Vatican and their private forces more better known as Knights Templar or Ordi Templi Orientis (spelling?) 1100- 1400 roughly, over a few hundered year's they became a strong force and a closed order later. Jews played an intrical part in todayz banking finance as well. One of the small local troubles that Hitler had for instance with Jews, was the fear of them taking over the economy for instance and shutting out German/ Austrian folks' and small businesses, etc, etc ... so there vwas a lil more than "race" as well involved there, and it also made it convenient to play the race card as far as a contaminating inferior race that are predatory in these area's. Long story Jim. I have to discuss first anything I may have to say as far as what my nephew told me concerning China unfortunately, you can understand, he goes back 2013, but yes, he like's it, but he is really into Chinese culture/ art's ... understand also, that he live's in the middle class urban enviroment of Beijing, which is a whole different ballgame from some of the rural area's he visited from what he tell's me, he also play's death metal guitar, so he's been working with some musician's there on that, but understand, that the lyric's in a country like that are important to be careful of, bot really the music itself. Look Jim, I personally like Chinese folk's, and feel that the people of that nation want real change and the younger generation's will change it ... in time ... I think it has alot of potential if it can just loosen up some, I wrote plenty about this anywayz ... but that's just me.

Gotta run, Thanx Jim

Demeur said...

Interesting RC. I take it he speaks Chinese.

As for banking that goes back to the money changers in the temple. And if scripture is accurate they weren't too kind about it back then either.

Ranch Chimp said...

Hey Jim ... reading your posting today ... BUT ... these comments are not from today, I sure as Hell didnt make them today. They have to been from some posting back awhile ago. It appears that these comments from a past posting just ended up on this posting? I dont know ... anywayz ... have a good one guy.