Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Today’s Democratic Party is the party of Marxism, Socialism, and Environmentalism. Yet “Never Trumpers” seem to prefer the possibility of our country being run by that party rather than by Trump.
Don’t they know that what stands behind these philosophies and the “Green New Deal” that reflects them is the goal of mass murder and death?
Don’t they know that the record of Marxism/Socialism is scores of millions of deaths and that the environmentalists openly call for reducing human population from 7 billion-plus to as little as 100 million, and meet no criticism from their comrades when they do so?
Don’t they know that the only thing wrong with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the logic of environmentalism, is that it’s not strong enough to kill people on a sufficiently massive scale?In sum, given the real-world situation, are the “Never Trumpers” out of their minds?
Friday, July 10, 2020
Never trust a socialist businessman. As a socialist, he’s telling you he thinks profits are stolen from the wage earners. But as a businessman he’s trying to make profits anyway. With every sale, he’s confessing to being immoral by his own standards. Stay away from him.
Such hypocrisy characterized Friedrich Engels, the wealthy communist cotton mill owner who subsidized Karl Marx, who, for his part, was happy to be kept in this way, despite his belief that his subsistence came from the exploitation of labor.Beware of those who prattle about the evils of selfishness and the morality of self-sacrifice. They are confessing every day that they view their self-interest as evil, but allege they just never act for it. What must happen if one day, just once, they do act for it?
Beneath the facade of self-sacrifice, lurks the potential for great evil.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
There’s been a lot of talk recently about making the police
more accountable. There’s some legitimacy to that. But what about making mayors,
city councils, governors and state legislatures, Congress, and the whole
government more accountable?
Shouldn’t the mayors of Seattle, New York, Chicago, Atlanta,
and elsewhere be held accountable for the additional murders in their cities that
they had to know would occur as a result of the inadequate police presence that
Given their decisions and knowledge of the consequences that would
follow, it seems to me that these mayors deserve to be charged with manslaughter.
Mayors who allow things to reach a point where 911 calls cannot be
responded to and who have not called their state governors to provide the
assistance of the National Guard, should automatically be fired and replaced
through a new election for the office.
To create a high barrier against unjust prosecution of the innocent,
citizens left on their own to defend their lives and property should be immune
from prosecution for any acts they commit in the course of doing so that are held to be less
than first-degree murder.
July 6, 2020, Nature
While “Nature” may often be beautiful, it is also, very often, just
one thing eating another alive. Nature needs lots of improvement. The primary
improvement is Civilization.
July 6, 2020, Nature
While “Nature” may often be beautiful, it is also, very often, just one thing eating another alive. Nature needs lots of improvement. The primary improvement is Civilization.
Monday, July 06, 2020
Do not believe the claim made by the media morons that statues of Washington and Jefferson have been toppled because these Presidents owned slaves. Their statues have been toppled because they advocated freedom and created a country based on freedom.
In contrast, the Marxists/Socialists engaged in this desecration are advocates of slavery, out to create a totalitarian dictatorship. At the same time, as part of the same phenomenon, they claim that slavery exists all around us, in the very nature of capitalism.
They claim that the employees of capitalists are slaves: “wage slaves,” they call them. They do this on the basis of their lunatic belief that capitalists gain from the employment of wage earners in the same way that a slave owner gains from the ownership of a slave.
Namely, from the fact that a slave or wage earner is able to produce in a day more than is required to keep him alive and able to work the next day. The existence of this excess or “surplus,” they believe is the explanation of profit.
Thus, capitalists allegedly exploit wage earners in exactly the same way that slave owners exploit slaves.
This may no doubt come as a shock to many multi-millionaires and billionaires busy contributing to Marxist/Socialist terrorist organizations in the belief that doing so buys them protection. There is no protection except to expose these vermin.
And one simple and effective way to do that is to read and publicize this book, which is available in both Kindle and paperback versions at https://amzn.to/2N44uTu.
Among other major subjects, it explains the productive role of businessmen and capitalists and the actual foundations of profit.
Saturday, July 04, 2020
Ever since the defeat of the Nazis in WWII, Marxists/Socialists have clearly been the world’s leading advocates of slavery. For elaboration, see Chapter 8 “The Chaos and Tyranny of Socialism” in my Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics. Available at amzn.to/2PM19ut
See also my June 28, 2020 blogpost “Socialism Is Slavery and Worse” at http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/socialism-is-slavery-and-worse.html.
Nevertheless, Marxist/Socialist super-hypocrite-thugs dare to pull down statues of Washington and Jefferson on the grounds that these men owned slaves.
These men set forth the principle of individual rights and of government existing for no other purpose than to protect those rights, and fought a war to establish a country dedicated to their protection.
Their success was the indispensable precondition of the abolition of slavery in the Civil War.
To attack them for not having freed their own slaves is comparable to attacking Marx and Engels (a wealthy cotton mill owner) for Engels’s “exploitation” of alleged “wage slaves” and Marx’s willingness to be supported by it.
It would have been a good thing for all the parties to have abstained from actions that violated their principles.
Had Washington and Jefferson done so, their record would now shine with even more luster than it does.
Had Marx and Engels done so, scores of millions more people would have lived instead of being executed or dying of starvation. Hundreds of millions would have avoided the experience of life as torture.
The paragraph before last is a measure of the good accomplished by Washington and Jefferson. The last paragraph is a measure of the evil accomplished by Marx and Engels and their supporters, including the hordes of uneducated children today masquerading as college graduates.
(And very often even passing as professors, journalists, mayors, governors, and United States Congressmen and Senators.)
The remedy for our growing chaos begins with reading and studying the works of Ludwig von Mises, the greatest man of the 20th Century, and of Ayn Rand, the greatest woman of the 20th Century.
Having been a member of Mises’s seminar for 10 years and a member of Ayn Rand’s “Collective” also for many years, I think I have been able to add some major intellectual contributions of my own to those of these giants. See again amzn.to/2PM19ut.We have the answers and all we are up against is a horde of semi-savages who are in process of withdrawing themselves from Western Civilization and its values. To reverse the process, read Mises, Rand, and Reisman.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
On July 1, the NY Times ran an article titled “Is Economic Inequality Really a Problem?” (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/opinion/economic-inequality-moral-philosophy.html?searchResultPosition=1)
The author was unable to provide an intelligent answer to his question because, like virtually all “liberals,” he doesn’t realize that under capitalism and its saving and investment, one man’s wealth is the source of other men’s wealth.
For example, one man’s billions invested in auto plants are the source of tens of millions of average people having automobiles. And similarly for all other products.
The liberal ignoramuses think products come from nowhere and that the capital wealth that makes them possible resides in a heap of consumers’ goods that serves no purpose except to make capitalists immensely fat while everyone else starves.These ignoramuses have created generations of other ignoramuses, who are now getting ready to destroy the capital wealth that sustains them. Whoever wants to know better can do so by reading my Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics. Available at amzn.to/2PM19ut