This will be another short and sweet post. I’ll get in, get out and leave you to ponder what it means to you.
I’ve noticed that Comrade Karl, like most Leftists, seems to have a problem understanding the language. I suppose it’s connected to their break with objective reality, but that is a topic for another post. What concerns me is that he does not seem to be able to understand basic definitions. Case in point: “crony capitalism.”
Comrade Karl claims that crony capitalism is the inevitable result of capitalism without control. OK, so here are a few questions for Karl:
1 — Is it still capitalism if you have to re-name it “crony capitalism?”
2 — Since we literally have hundreds of thousands of pages of laws and regulations on the books (i.e. controls), how can you call what we have “uncontrolled capitalism?”
3 — If we have what you call “crony capitalism” with all these controls, how can you say that “crony capitalism” is caused by a lack of controls?
4 — If we developed crony capitalism with all these socialist controls in place, doesn’t that actually mean that crony capitalism is caused by socialist meddling in the free market?
5 — And doesn’t THAT mean that socialist meddling destroys the free market and not capitalism?
6 — Finally, why did Marx have to invent his own term and definition (i.e. capitalism) to address something that already existed: the FREE market? It seems to me he did that to bias the entire debate in his direction, not to address the real world as it is, where paper boys and little girls with a lemonade stand can participate in free trade (unless, of course, those socialist regulations get in the way).
Just wondering, Comrade 🙂