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Capitalism and Propaganda
Is it, a supposed free market that keeps capitalism alive or is it propaganda?
One of the main factors of capitalism is that the crusaders of it will say if you are not a capitalist then you are a communist.
Ever since the Cold War, communism has been made to look like something more akin to Satanism than a cultural, economic concept.
The truth is that in life, nothing is so black and white.
Propaganda will have people believing that hard work equals wealth; it does not advertise that as well as hard work you must also have luck and most importantly a lack of consideration for those around you.
Capitalism, just like socialism, is dependent on a perfect world where the theory is not affected by the human factor.
The whole concept of capitalism is that a few elite will make great amounts of wealth and this wealth will automatically then overflow to reach the rest of the people.
Propaganda will say that for a country to prosper its people should save. These savings are given to the few to create more wealth and “the whole” prosper. So what happened when the people saved, the few messed up and the people had to see their tax dollars going into the banks so that their savings would be safe, devalued but safe?
Capitalism cannot fail, therefore when the wealthy move their money out of the country instead of letting it “naturally” spread to the rest, propaganda will have us believe that it is the fault of the workers, who are asking too much for their day of sweat. To make amends, pension funds, the old and the poor will have to learn to live more frugally but do not worry, it is only temporary.
Propaganda would have people believe that capitalism equals democracy when, in reality the opposite is probably more correct.
The capitalist political system, especially a two party system where both parties believe in the capitalist dream, will always be biased in favor of the wealthy minority. This is particularly true when the wealthy minority is able to financially install who represents each party in Presidential elections.
A true democracy would be when a wealthy minority have less say than the poor majority, a situation that is perhaps unattainable in a capitalist society.
- Is Democracy, Hypocrisy?
Democracy is supposed to be good, but with more people refusing to vote, has it become hypocrisy. Is there a better way?
I am not promoting socialism, I am merely pointing out the shortfalls of capitalism and its dependency on propaganda.
The truth is that both capitalism and socialism, as theories, are good. Theories however, do not take into account the human factor, mainly that of greed.
The wealthy elite of capitalism rose on the backs of propaganda, such as “better dead than red”, having people believe that they should do as they are told or be considered a communist. Now they are using the same kind of propaganda to secure their wealth. This time it is again based on patriotism but is trying to convince the masses that Muslims are the source of their woes. Give your money to the war effort so that the government can give the money to the wealthy who are contractors in the war effort.
Once again it is a two edged sword. You give your tax dollar to the government, so that they can afford to send you abroad to fight for the dollar in your bank that is being sent somewhere else abroad by the wealthy. On your return you will be informed your dollar saved is worth less because the government compassionately paid for the burial of your comrade in arms. The wealthy “compassionately” paid their own money transfers.
It is probably just as well that the wealthy do not physically take part in these conflicts, as the government would have to pay for their “First Class” transport to the sight of conflict and that would cause more expense on the honest, hardworking taxpayer or beleaguered pensioner.
Is it democracy or propaganda that keeps the wealthy, wealthy?
- Who are the Leaders?
Are there a group of powerful people that really rule? They control the politicians and all their actions. They consider themselves Demi- Gods and beyond the law.
- Who Profits from War?
Do countries really profit from war, or is it just companies and shareholders?
- An American Dictatorship
The United States asks countries to hold free and fair elections, but are theirs? Is the US really a worse dictatorship than most?