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True Capitalism: Superior to and incompatible with the Nation State
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11/2/2011 Portland, Oregon -
One’s ability to act and react to the changes in the current political and social structures depends upon accepting and embracing True Capitalism as the basis for reality and learning to operate in the True Capitalistic system which organically emerges as men learn that mutual trust and cooperation are in their rightly understood self interests, and that he who is to lead must truly become the servant of all.
To truly embrace this, we must first understand something about the nature of mankind. First and foremost, man, left to his own devices, is completely devoid of the ability to do the right thing. He doesn’t have it in him. He is lazy, self-serving, and completely evil. He needs God and his fellow man to be able to do anything productive, altruistic, or remotely good. A full defense of this statement is a subject for another day (although the evidence is all around us), we mention it here only to underscore the need for a framework within which mankind can avoid both self and mutual destruction.
The only reliable framework which has emerged not only addresses the problem of human nature but also serves to turn man’s weaknesses into strengths. This framework is True Capitalism. By allowing market forces to work with as little hindrance as possible, mankind can insulate itself from descending into chaos and catastrophe. As we have stated previously:
“The Truly Capitalistic System would ORGANICALLY emerge, and with it a new dawn for humanity, built on mutual interest and almost endless capital formation which will engender a spontaneous and dynamic social order, and a society without borders that would enjoy freedom and prosperity that we cannot even imagine under current conditions.”
The greatest virtue of True Capitalism is the speed with which it corrects errors in judgment. Bad ideas, malinvestment, frauds, and even violent and property crime are quickly dealt with.
Why? The reason is that the consequences fall squarely on those whom have made the errors, and do not weigh on those who have not. Conversely, the benefits of good decisions are enjoyed by those who have made them. The education of man as to what is advisable and what is to be avoided is ongoing.
But who sets the rules? By definition, there are no rules apart from what has been mutually agreed upon by consenting parties. That said, it is easy to imagine how quickly a myriad of rules may spring forth in True Capitalism. The key difference between these rules and those declared by a governmental decree is that compliance with the agreed upon rules in True Capitalism is voluntary, making compliance far more likely. For to violate the rules of an agreement is to forfeit the advantage imagined to be gained by entering into the agreement.
Even the primordial requirements of the right to life and property would organically be honored, for they are primordial to all humans, whether they readily admit it or not. Being primordial, securing both life and property of would be amongst the first series of contracts that any person would enter into, whether directly or indirectly.
Of course, mankind is completely subject to natural (or divine, as one prefers) law, True Capitalism simply allows the fullest and most complete expression of the operations of natural law to operate in the dealings of men.
To fight True Capitalism, mankind’s least flawed response to his surroundings, is to cause or submit to chaos and misery. Yet every nation on the planet is devoted to some degree in the fight against True capitalism. Why? Simply because the nation state, under the guise of being the most perfect expression of man’s good intentions, today occupies the role as chief arbitrator between men. This role could be fulfilled in a much more efficient and just manner by simply allowing True Capitalism to operate without hindrance.
The two, the nation state and True Capitalism, are the antithesis of one another. A nation state regulates by edict, True Capitalism regulates by example. A nation state is rigid, where True Capitalism is pliable. Hence, where True Capitalism will bend but never break, the nation state is repeatedly smashed to pieces when faced with change.
Moving to a less philosophical level, how can we be sure that True Capitalism is the basis of man’s current existence? Because the institutions which supposedly offer the best option to embracing True capitalism are beginning to succumb to the punishments they have built up in their losing fight against it.
True capitalism is now trumping the nation state. We urge you to watch closely the phenomenon which is currently playing out in Greece, for it is highly likely to play out in nearly every Western Democracy as the nation state is shattered and True Capitalism comes in to give its people a bear hug.
Thankfully, natural (or divine) law will not change. One’s time would be better spent understanding the immutable truths of natural law, for they will prevail. What is natural law? We’ll give you hint. It involves supply and demand, and loving one’s neighbor as himself.