Check this out: Wikipedia is trying to redefine a word for which there is a definition:
"Capitalism is an economic system that became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism. There is no consensus on the precise definition nor on how the term should be used as a historical category...."
If the central thesis of an argument is to redefine words I just don't know how to respond to such a mentally defective belief system. The left is George Orwell's 1984 is at work: redefine words so that people can no longer reason and think.
Fascism, and mercantilism, and socialism, communism, and criminal describe our economic system much better than capitalism. That is reality. Calling a dog a cat does not make it so. The left can not get over the fact that what we have is not capitalism. Not even close. The word "free market" economic is synonymous with the word capitalism. When is the left going to redefine that word also?
Remember: “War is Peace” Freedom is Slavery” and “Ignorance is Strength.”
"These words are the official slogans of the Party, and are inscribed in massive letters on the white pyramid of the Ministry of Truth, as Winston observes in Book One, Chapter I. Because it is introduced so early in the novel, this creed serves as the reader’s first introduction to the idea of doublethink. By weakening the independence and strength of individuals’ minds and forcing them to live in a constant state of propaganda-induced fear, the Party is able to force its subjects to accept anything it decrees, even if it is entirely illogical—for instance, the Ministry of Peace is in charge of waging war, the Ministry of Love is in charge of political torture, and the Ministry of Truth is in charge of doctoring history books to reflect the Party’s ideology.
That the national slogan of Oceania is equally contradictory is an important testament to the power of the Party’s mass campaign of psychological control. In theory, the Party is able to maintain that “War Is Peace” because having a common enemy keeps the people of Oceania united. “Freedom Is Slavery” because, according to the Party, the man who is independent is doomed to fail. By the same token, “Slavery Is Freedom,” because the man subjected to the collective will is free from danger and want. “Ignorance Is Strength” because the inability of the people to recognize these contradictions cements the power of the authoritarian regime."
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE LEFT DOES ON MANY FRONTS. DOUBLESPEAK (cognitive dissonance)...THEY TOOK THEIR MODUS OPERANDI RIGHT OUT OF 1984. AND THEY ARE CONTROLLED BY THE THE BANKERS THE VERY PEOPLE THAT THEY CLAIM TO DESPISE. I HAVE SEEN IT AGAIN AND AGAIN......
The tax free foundations fund the environmental movement, the Rockefeller's funded the women's movement, the original occupy wall street was funded by the bankers as all of their demands benefited the bankers, the corporate person-hood movement seems to be banker run. The left consists of dupes and useful idiots. (The right also just a bit less so.)
I really think that the left is beyond hope, they do not want to see what is going on because it would shatter their paradigm. Their irrational thought is ingrained into them, so deep that you can not get it out. This irrational thought IS the religion of the left. They will not let it go even with proof, logic, and facts, it is a matter of faith to the left. Government is the God of the left. That is how they try to impose their will on everyone.
My experience is that when arguing against leftist dogma. Is that they confuse attacking a philosophy with a personal attack and thus avoid discussing anything. That reaction seems to be part of the leftist mental disorder. Some things are worth my effort some things are not. I am finding trying to reason with lefist dogma is about as productive as pissing on my own leg.
What really matters is that one understands that what we have is not free market capitalism. (We probably have never had that ever but we were a lot closer 150 years ago and the word did apply more or less.) The second thing that really matters is that nothing is going to work, no amount of legislation aimed at whoever one thinks is the bad guy, when the government we have does not work, is corrupt and criminal to the core, and is run by a bunch of criminals. The government can not fix itself. We need to fix it and maybe take it down and created a new one from scratch.
The left says the bankers control our government, so they want the same owned/corrupt government to write laws to rectify the situation? (Remember that government is the lefts God.)
Anyone believing such bull shit belongs in a mental institution IMHO.
Have you ever read Boston T. Parties "Hologram of Liberty"? His thesis (and also that of Lysander Spooner) is that from the beginning the Constitution was created with enough loopholes to allow the federal government to become the monster that it has become. It was all done by design probably by agents of the banks such as Hamilton that was in on the Constitutional convention. He makes a very good case for this being so.
So far I have only used the word leftist for this article there is a much more accurate term however for these people that hold these irrational, dangerous views. I think the term "Leftist Christians" is a much more accurate description as 80% of the American population identify with the Christian label and a huge percentage of Christians thanks to the negligent clergy also hold these leftists views. And the conundrum is that socialism is the antithesis of Christianity. Reality is stranger than fiction and most of your Christian brothers and sisters are very much your enemy.