Objectivists: the term ‘corporatism’ is not a package deal

This article is an analysis of the concept of corporatism contrasted with the very important and keen in sights outlined in Peter Schwartz’s discussion titled Clarity in Conceptualization: The Art of Identifying “Package-Deals”.  This lecture is recommended by the author and is found here.

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Defending capitalism is not the same as worshiping corporations.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word ‘corporatism’ was in 1890 and defined as, “the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction.” Although this concept is not new, it is ignored by both those who champion government power as well as those who despise it.

It is imperative this concept be re-injected into modern society for no other reason than to accurately describe how and why the United States’ future is nothing unless citizens stand up and fight this real and hidden evil.

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Today, “better access” to education, health care, etc. really means “easier looting”

poptartexo mafiaWhen politicians state they wish to increase access to just about anything – health care, medications, education or whatever, they do not really mean “access” they mean a transfer of property from those who have earned it to those who have not.  In other words, they want to take property from one person or group for the benefit of themselves and/or to buy the votes of people associated with a special interest.  This is the common sleight of hand we see so often today when it comes to vernacular.

According to the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary, the dictionary for the origin of American English and definitions of words prior to being tainted by modern distortion and political correctness, access is defined as a “[m]eans of approach; liberty to approach; implying previous obstacles.”

In order to truly understand what this meaning implies, it is appropriate to look at the words that comprise it: Read more

What can I do to fight back against the cronyism of the corporatists leading America today?

It is not too late.
You can fight back.

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The opportunity to sit back and hope that America returns to the principles it was founded are over.  Without a groundswell of opposition, the country and world we knew as young people is over for our children and grandchildren.  The progression from a few socialized services in which capitalism could support and continue to prosper; followed by ‘relief’ then ‘entitlements’ and finally with ‘Obamacare’ . . . the era of capitalism in America is destroyed.  We must proactively work to bring it back.

What can you do?

  1. Talk about corporatism to everyone when speaking about relevant problems in America today.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”  – Albert Einstein

Concepts drive perception and perception drives decision making. 

Most of the powerful in America today are using the media, government coercion, and corporate money to shape the concepts Americans consume every day.  The concept of corporatism is never debated or considered because such a concept would change the perceptions of those who vote and truly wield the real power in America:  The US citizen.

Yet evidence of corporatism exists in nearly every facet of US governance; from local municipalities, state governments, and of course the Federal government:

Obamacare is NOT about health care, it is about setting the precedent that corporations can legally use the taxing power of government to force American citizens to buy their products and services.

Bailouts for business ‘too big to fail’ is, obviously, corporatism.

Bailouts for banks ‘too big to fail’ is also, obviously, corporatism.

‘Disparate impact’ laws are an invitation to huge corporate construction companies and their lawyers to sue local municipalities into violating their own zoning laws in order to make millions of dollars in tax kickbacks for building “affordable housing.”

‘No bid contracts’ in which taxpayer money is handed to the politically connected without having to earn it is, obviously, corporatism.

. . . and so much more.

2. Write your local newspapers, contribute to this website, and promote all relevant content on every social media site you’ve joined as well as the email distribution lists and newsletters under your control.

3. VOTE INTELLIGENTLY.  Stop voting for the lesser of two evils.

4.  Question Everything.

5.  Sustain a moral code:

To sustain a moral code, one must understand their value system and act upon it every day.  Regardless of what is easier or more financially expedient to a person personally, a man or woman who sustains a moral code will always act upon what they perceive as a higher value over other options of lesser value:

Do you value the freedom to not buy the products and services of the huge corporations that own most of our politicians, over a supposed discount on health insurance?

If the answer is yes, you must oppose Obamacare.

Do you value choice and self determination for every adult, over government controlled monopolies that are forced upon every person regardless of their life choices?

If the answer is yes, you must oppose Social Security.

Do you value property rights and local sovereignty in regard to zoning, over money (in the case of construction companies), or “equity” in housing?

If the answer is yes, you must oppose “sustainable development” and disparate impact laws both locally and federally.

Americans lost their moral high ground.  We forfeited the gifts of liberty and justice that created our great nation for a quick fix.  To change our society we must develop brave warriors willing to stand up and speak the truth, so that more and more citizens are armed with concepts that reflect the truth and reality of modern American society.  Today, Americans are simply citizen subjects blunted by the lies and distractions manufactured by those in power.

When concepts reflect reality, society’s thinking changes and people begin to make better and more moral decisions.

THE FIGHT STARTS HERE.

America isn’t a corporate state, is it?

Images used with permission. By Glyn Lowe of Flickr and money by 401calculator full sizeAlthough the transition from an America built upon the principles of capitalism started decades ago, it was significantly accelerated during the Obama Administration.  It is evident that President Barrack Obama is a corporatist by virtue of the fact that he, all Democrats during his tenure, and many republicans were at least complicit if not instrumental in this fundamental transformation of America.


Learn more:

America is a corporate state

What is Corporatism?

What Can I Do?

The AntiCorporatism “War Room” Blog

Capitalism is peace

Economics and aggression have more in common than most understand. When considering history, it is evident that those societies which endow their governments with the power to “do good” inadvertently and equally empower their governments to cause great harm. Across the spectrum of differing societies, it is clear that those which disrespect the individual rights of its citizens also have a parallel disregard for other societies.

Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which property, businesses, and industry are owned by individual people and not by the government. In other words, in a capitalist society people have the freedom to possess and own property without control or possession by any other entity. The more a society values an individuals right to the property they have earned, the more capitalist the society. Of course, those who possess the resources also possess the power. Therefore, in a capitalist society the citizenry possess most of the power, not the government.

Statue of libertyThis is a default result of capitalism because government produces nothing; it only takes from those who produce. When the right of each individual to own the fruits of their labor is prevalent, governments power is limited. Therefore, its ability to initiate force against the individual is severely limited.

Finally, while studying the definition of capitalism, it is evident that it requires government.  As cited, it is an economic system in which resources are owned by individual people and not by the government.  Nowhere in the definition does it imply capitalism requires the absence of government, only that property rights are respected by the government. Read more

Republicans get what they deserve: Election 2012

Republicans must stop nominating candidates with the ethical equivalency of their opponentsRepublicans must stop nominating candidates with the ethical equivalency of their opponents. The election of 2012 is over and the result is indicative of any choice one must make between two marginally different philosophies. At their core, there is no difference ethically between Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama, and this lack of distinction resulted in a dismal future for generations to come.

Any common sense analysis of the two candidates in their actions and advocacy makes this apparent:

Equal support of a health insurance mandate

Astoundingly, Republican voters nominated the one person who has no ethical standing to criticize President Obama on the one issue that is his biggest vulnerability, Obamacare. Although Romney tried to separate his advocacy for the Massachusetts law and the federal law, his refusal to admit at a minimum the Romneycare experiment in Massachusetts is a failure, he left people to assume the conclusion that Obamacare will deliver on its promises. Romneycare did not in Massachusetts and Obamacare will not nationally. Read more