Does Capitalism Need Socialism?

The simple answer is no.

Capitalism does not need socialism, and if the two are going to co-mingle in an economy the latter needs to be kept in check. If it’s not then it will eventually erode the capitalist aspects of the system. Case in point, the Wall Street and Bank bail outs. Capitalist ideology says let them get as big as they want, and if they can’t manage themselves let them fall. Sure, in the short term it would hurt everybody, but in the long term the ups and downs would take us higher and higher.

You could describe it as one of those times when you’ve got to take the bitter to get the sweet stuff. You wants sweets all the time it’s not going to work out for you in the long term. If you disagree with that then think about reading up on your world history. Every communist state that rises, falls fast. Russia wasn’t immune and neither is China. It’s a ticking fucking time bomb, and the closer we get to a communist approach in the U.S. the closer we come to the same fate.

Essentially, socialism is a middle ground between capitalism and communism. So if you’re a socialist in a capitalist society (or at least one that aspires to capitalism), it’s not unreasonable for someone to call you a communist. It’s not hard to figure out why they would. When you’re living in a capitalist society, socialist moves in legislation and policies are moves toward communism.

(ref. Socialism Is…)

Don’t get me wrong either, I’m probably not nearly as much of a “right wing nut” as this point of view probably makes me seem. You can’t let socialist elements dominate or eclipse a fundamentally capitalist economy though. It starts as the bare minimum (public roads, public schools, etc.) and inevitably begins to flourish, to choke out the rest of the system like vines strangling a tree. The trick is to trim it back on a regular basis, or – in cases of neglect – to cut it back and hack it down. It’ll grow back again, you don’t have to worry about that.

Vines, weeds, ivy… they all grow back.

So we shouldn’t be afraid to chop most of it off from time to time. In the same way plants are resilient and often stimulated to grow, so to is everything else in life that people try to shape. If we cut back too much on welfare, there’ll always be another champion of the poor to resurrect it.

Usually stronger than ever before.

All to say… with a free market comes the freedom to fail.


Sutter Press: #FreeSpeechMatters

A ways back I started a little networking project to try increasing exposure for fellow writers, writers of any skill level. I wanted to create a hub where they could all showcase their content and build upon each others readership, whatever the nature of their content.

The idea of no limits you find here was at the root of what I wanted to do there, too.

Over time I mostly lost interest and, eventually, so did the contributors who signed up. It’s been dead in the water for some time, abandoned. I’d thought about retooling this site, where you’re at right now, to be more politically oriented beyond my sporadic political posts but, I want to preserve the purpose of this site as a place for me to shoot my mouth off on whatever the fuck I feel like. Anything. Art, love, life, drugs, artists, the entertainment industry, hell, an episode of a television show if I felt like talking about it. Whatever. I want that to still apply here.

Then I remembered the abandoned networking project, Sutter Press.

Here’s the original about page, soon to be revised:

The aim of Sutter Press is to invite writers, amateur and seasoned alike, to share their every day musings, political commentary, fictional stories, poetry, and any other materials belonging to them. We’re looking to build a cross-promotional networking empire. In terms of genres and categories, readers can expect anything and everything. The limits on the range of topics covered are set only by the imaginations and interests of our authors. Diverse and opposing content, independence, is considered an asset to what we are aiming to achieve here.

Given the autonomy that’s at the heart of S.P., it should go without saying that all opinions, poems, stories, and so on belong solely to the authors that create and present them. What’s more, contributors are free to publish material already featured elsewhere – especially if it originates from their own sites – and to share it elsewhere, even their content originates here. Newcomers are welcome and the door is currently wide open. Anyone interested in becoming a contributor need only leave a comment on the Sign Up page.

The aim of it actually hasn’t  changed that much, the revisions will be minor. The difference between the original intent and the present day vision I have for it is, a narrowing of the same free for all attitude narrowed to the field of politics and news items. Not journalism either.

What I want is for people who have pro-American views to sign up if at all interested, whether they’ve tried their hand at the writing game or not. I want America 1st folks; whether they’re aggressively critical of the President or they gush all over him or fall somewhere in between, I’m interested in finding contributors who ultimately support Donald Trump.

A sample of one of the first posts written under the new direction I’m taking this in:

Would love to have contributors, pro-American, opinionated. This will not be “journalism” this will be opinions, analysis, and commentary. Feel free to let me know if you’re interested in adding YOUR voice to the mix. If any past contributors who were a part of the original version of this site would lik eto join in, you’re more than welcome. This is not going to be a free for all. Generally speaking I’d like to see fellow Trump supporters – whether they’re aggressively critical of his behavior, gushing with love for the Pres, or somewhere in between I’m looking for folks who are ultimately pro-Trump.

If you fit that bill, say so in the comments and message me your e-mail on Facebook, on my personal page ( or on the page for Sutter Press ( I’ll receive the message either way and invite you via wordpress with the e-mail address provided to me.

Never Trumpers and folks who are interested in nothing more than shit talking about the guy or his policies, are not welcome as contributors. You’re free to say ANYTHING you want in the comments, those will never be censored (the core concept of this new direction if that Free Speech Matters). I’m looking to build a biased publication; honest and accurate when citing events, information, statistics, etc, but definitively pro-American and pro-America 1st.

Mistakes will be forgiven so long as they’re corrected.

Habitual lying and distortions, even if they’re well intentioned, won’t be tolerated. Any contributors who engage in that behavior deliberately will simply be removed. I’m not interested in unbiased journalism, but I’m just as uninterested in working with liars and propagandists. Do not bullshit the readers if you sign up to contribute to this.

That’s all I’ve got to say; if you believe free speech matters and this sounds like it would be something you’re into, hit me up where on Facebook or in the comments.

This bit applies here as much as on Sutter Press itself; if you’re at all interested in contributing and you fall into what I’m looking for, if you more or less share my views and ultimately support the President’s policies and efforts towards enacting them, if you have any interest in commentating on any of the shit storms that that usually entails, I’d highly recommend jumping into the mix.

The central concepts I’m going to emphasize: individualism and free speech, two characteristics that go a long, long way in defining the New Right, as I’ve called it a few times in the past.

What Happened!?

Clinton’s book isn’t out yet and tbh, I’d just as soon not waste my money on it but… well, it promises to be comedy gold and I kind of want a copy, if only to quote and mock at my leisure.
In luei of the book itself though, and on the basis of the excerpts given to the public so far (as well as the entirety of her career), I’d like to give a one sentence review of her character.

Hillary Clinton is fucking pathetic.

That’s it. That’s all it boils down to. I mean look at the excerpt about the 2nd general election debate: Trump supposedly invaded her space (and not the other way around), he was trying to knock her off balance (and not the other way around).

Fucking liar, and she doesn’t seem to realize there’s footage of it.

Read her account, or listen to it, then go on youtube and watch the fucking debate for yourself. Watch and see who’s invading who’s space, watch and see who was trying to disrupt who.

The footage is out there and the footage doesn’t lie.

In fact, maybe I ought to just embed it in a post and publish it here. Pretty easy to look up on youtube though. Also not a new tactic (ref. the debate she was in with a political opponent in 2000, where he walked over to her with a piece of paper to prove a point and she and her campaign proceeded to characterize it as “overly aggressive” and, ultimately, “misogynistic”).

I mean talk about a one trick pony.

Rise of the New Right

Various other cultural shifts, like those on the left becoming the anti-free speech segment of our population when they used to be on the right in politics, all culminated into making a candidate like Trump not only possible, but a force to be reckoned with. Throughout the election cycle, from the 1st day he stepped into the race, he proved that he could stand alone in the spotlight and take all the heat the media (and political opponents) could bring to bear, take it head on, on our behalf… should we choose to propel him further. So we did, all the way to the presidency, backing his policies and supporting his campaign to make America great again.

All the way through he enjoyed massive voluntary support from people like me, and so long as he stands by the agenda and policies he ran on, we’ll continue to back him every step of the way. We, the new right, the “Trump Republicans”, the party blend of former Independents, Democrats, and what was left of the Republican party before he offered us a reason to breath new life into it and redefine it for ourselves. Now, we are the right.

Some say this “New Right” of ours is fractured. They base that claim on bickering among Republican politicians over how the (un)Affordable Care Act should be repealed and what it should be replaced with, and critics cite policy differences between Trump and the GOP he’ll have to work with if he wants to make headway with the promises he made to us.

All I’ve got to say to that is, they ought not worry their pretty little heads over it.

The new right is still forming, connecting, arguing and fighting, and while some might think of that as a weakness, I and plenty of others know it’s strength. Even if the battles never end many of us are the sort that recognize the value of those battles. Of disagreeing, of trial by fire, of thinking for ourselves individually, of defining ourselves through it.

One thing I know for sure: we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’ve reached the end of this and you still don’t get what the New Right is, here it is in a nutshell: it’s me and the millions of others who have redefined the GOP as a whole through electing Donald Trump.

(Alt. title: Redefining “Republican”)

Donald Trump & The Religious Right

The identity politics, virtue signaling, corrupt politicians, foreign policy disasters, economic woes, illegal immigration, globalist policies, corruption, and propagandized media played their part as well. All of it had been bubbling underneath the surface of American culture for the last 20 to 30 years, and with Clinton personifying all of this, tensions and outright warfare in the political world was in the offing regardless of who would be the one to run against her.

Queue the entrance of Donald Trump.

When he rode down that escalator and announced his candidacy with explosive rhetoric directly addressing all of the elements I just mentioned, identifying the challenges we faced and the complaints we’d either voiced or thought silently to ourselves, he made himself a rallying point like no other for people like me. That is to say, for independent minded Americans with little or no party loyalty, with no trust in the system as it had existed for decades, with no taste for the phony, candy ass politicians on either side. I myself was registered as a Democrat since I turned 18.

Politicians who represented the DNC didn’t represent many of the values I held but I registered and remained with that party for a few different reasons. One was that minus the people, I thought the party values were slightly more in line with my own than the values and policies most Republicans are generally touting. Some of that had to do with the religious zealotry I’d always seen on the right – I happen to be an atheist, and for what seems like an awful long time I was a vicious adversary of Christian dogma. I wasn’t a friend of other religions either, but the kind of religious impositions I’d experienced and seen justified my stance. Or so I thought.

The more radical Islamic terrorism reared it’s head, and the more I noticed Christian doctrine being held in check, the more I started to reassess – one of the few upshots to come out of Obama and supporters of his brand of “hope and change” (including me) was our victory in keeping the religious right in check. But then they (we?) started over reaching, oppressing and infringing on the religious rights of Christians. At first I didn’t really sympathize with them.

It seemed, at first, to be a case of just deserts.

By the first or second year of Obama’s 1st term though, it seemed more and more like the Christians – even including a lot of the fanatics – had gotten a large enough dose of their own medicine. I guess it just got to a point where, to me, enough was enough. And apparently it was.

Evangelical Christians turned out for Trump in massive numbers, but not for a fellow fanatic like Cruz, not for Carson, who I almost could’ve voted for except that of the three outsiders there was only one with experience running a business with tens of thousands of employees, only one with experience running such a business on an international scale, and only one who had proven on that scale that not only could he talk big, he could deliver on that talk. If you think that’s bullshit, look no further than Trump Tower, Wollman Rink, The Apprentice, the former Post Office in DC.

I could go on, but you get the point.

That devout Christians turned out for that kind of a guy in the primaries, and later in the election itself, is a strong indicator that the vast majority of those 80’s and 90’s era extremists have probably learned their lesson. He claims to be a protestant, and at this point my skepticism is gone. He seems to be, albeit not a very good one in the eyes of most other Christians, but his level of competence, his experience, and balls of steel that he demonstrated would be there to fight for them to have a voice… that sold them, despite his “checkered” sinful past. The messy divorces, the rumored playboy lifestyle, being so blunt, all that and more was overlooked by voters of faith.

Clearly they had more pressing concerns than making sure their representative was a picture perfect saint, for once, and I took that as a sign of progress on their part. To my eyes, that looked a lot like an admission that they knew better than to go for someone just because of a seemingly wholesome Christian background. They didn’t opt for a savior This time, they wanted a winner.

So did I.

I call that common ground. Their religion is mostly neutered (unlike Islam atm), most followers of it these days seem willing to simply practice their religion instead of imposing it on others. The side effects of having secularism (and later, the Islamic faith) imposed on them, I’d say.

Compared to extremist adherents of the Koran these days, they’re downright harmless.