The Last Capitalist

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I Think I’m Gonna be Sick

Posted by jemartynowski on July 1, 2008

I just read an article from Time magazine from June 2, and it actually made me sick to my stomach.  Until I read this, I kept convincing myself that people were just ignorant to how far toward socialism the left was leaning.  Now, on the other hand, I am genuinely sick.

After reading this article I actually had a sick feeling in my stomach for awhile.  Ladies and gentleman, this is what the Democrats actually want.  Perhaps what makes me the sickest about all of this is that they don’t even need to hide it anymore.  The article claims that something needs to be done to take wealth from the top earners in our country and give it back to the lower income citizens.

Sounds noble, like Robin Hood.  The only way to change this is to steal something that was earned by a citizen through peaceable, voluntary exchange and give it to…who?  Who makes these decisions about wealth redistribution?  See, the difference between Robin Hood and the American Socialists is that freedom wasn’t there in Robin Hood’s era.  There was no way to better yourself.  You had no choice but to do what you were told by the government, whoever that may be.  This is why we have Capitalism in the first place.

There are many reasons why Capitalism is the best form of society.  The most important reason it is better than wealth redistribution is that nobody decides anything for you.  You are free to do what you wish with your resources.  Peaceable, voluntary exchange.  With Socialism, wealth redistribution, or whatever you want to call it to make it sound good, it is not peaceable or voluntary.  Besides who do you think should have the right to decide who gets what?  The beaurocracy?  I’m sure that doesn’t sound like a very exciting option.  Especially those who live in Cleveland

Hopefully we will not be so blind as to look to government intervention in a time that isn’t really that bad to “save” us from ourselves.  Hell, if it wasn’t for much of the government intervention previously, we wouldn’t have many of the problems we do today.   If anything, we need the opposite of the Socialism that Time suggests.  In the long run, I hope freedom will prevail. 


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