I’ve been thinking about our friend Karl. He claims that the capitalist doesn’t build his factory: the workers do. An assertion now made infamous when Obama parroted his buddy, Karl, Sr. Well, OK, let’s accept this twisting of reality that passes for logic in the liberal mind. Now, let’s take it to its natural conclusion.
If the workers’ labor builds the factory, and this means the factory is theirs, then who built the worker?
Ah! Don’t dismiss me so quickly. Who feeds these workers while they are building the factory? The capitalist – because he pays them for that labor.
Who clothes these workers while they are building the factory? The capitalist – because he pays them for their labor.
Who shelters these workers while they build the factory? The capitalist – because he pays them for their labor.
So who “built” the workers? The capitalist – because he pays them for their labor.
So, keeping to this same twisted sense of reasoning, if the factory belongs to the workers because they built it, then don’t the workers now belong to the capitalist because he built them?
And if the capitalist owns the workers, doesn’t he still own the factory? After all, if he owns the workers, he owns their property, as well.
Uh-uh-uh, not so fast! You still can’t dismiss me. You see, there’s more to this leftist notion of the collective. Remember, there is no individualism in the collective – only the collective. The individual is of no consequence: he has no will of his own, no rights save that which the central authority grants him. And since the central authority is that which directs the labor, which – in this case — is the capitalist, then the worker has only those rights granted to him by the capitalist who owns him. But it gets even better. The foundation of his own argument for the collective precludes the collectivist from being able to object to any of this. You see, he has already conceded the unquestioned authority of the capitalist. The only catch for the collectivist is that he didn’t expect that he would be a part of the collective: he always just assumed he would be the capitalist.
Poor little collectivist: skewered by his own scheme to change reality to conform to his will. Oh what a shock it must be when he realizes reality really doesn’t care about his will…