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.

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Sutter Media’s “About” Section About To Be Rewritten, Trimmed Down; The Spirit Of It Will Remain The Same

The following is (for the moment) still up on Sutter Media:

Opinion-based news media built and run by an American citizen 4 the purpose of covering, commenting on, advocating for, promoting, and highlighting the ‘America 1st’ agenda as articulated by the Trump campaign and, later, the Trump administration. Media figures and millionaires have crafted the national discourse on any given issue for decades. Trump represented an attack on those gatekeepers and a hostile takeover of national discourse. His candidacy alone upended mainstream media and started to push control of national conversations back into the hands of we the people.

It was only the opening shot though, the selection of a figurehead and government leader. As great as he’s been doing in advancing the agenda he campaigned on, this is not a one man movement. It is being spearheaded by our 45th President, but the office he was elected to has constitutional limitations (as it should) and he has thus far shown shown a clear understanding of – and respect for – those limitations.

That leaves the onus on the voters who put him in office to continue actively supporting his policies as he moves to implement them, and to work to ensure their voices are heard on their own individual terms. He’s not a dictator or a tyrant despite what critics say, and if we want to be heard we need to exercise the power we’ve reclaimed for ourselves. If we expect him to carry our water for us every step of the way, we will be sabotaging the Presidency and policies we voted for. Individuals need to step up and fight for it.

Anything less is surrender to the establishment, and not just of one party or the other; the “swamp” crosses party lines, always has, and the only reason Republicans have the upper hand – enjoying the support of independent minded Americans like me – is because Trump’s bringing his independent streak into GOP doctrine. The Republican establishment members are not our allies anymore than Democrats are, but theirs is the party we the people have managed to hijack from DC elites. We control the GOP now.

Capitalizing on that and voting more Republicans into office is the only realistic path forward; we can continue our successful takeover of the GOP, but we as voters cannot make those same inroads into the DNC. The people currently in power there are the same ones who corrupted and destroyed the party, and the only people fighting them for control are a fringe of radicals on the far left. Whoever wins, a small group of elitist pricks will remain in control of the party. Either those who destroyed it will win out and continue on their present (losing) course, or those who want to double down on and magnify the policies, principles, and behaviors that have brought the party down will win, and they’ll be even worse off then they already are. There’s nothing there for us.

One party or the other usually wins elections, but we’ve only managed to bully one of them into listening to us. The one we’ve done that too is rife with career politicians too, but with Trump voters in play and our faction as the dominant force in GOP politics, theirs is the only party where we can realistically expect to win viable representation for ourselves and our values in upcoming elections. The DNC is simply too far gone.


Independent Commentary

Mine.

Free Speech Advocacy

Yours.

America 1st Outlook

Ours!

Since I’m about to alter it, and especially since those alterations might be extreme, I thought I’d keep a record of what it looked like before I changed it in a big way. Up until now I’d added to it here and there, tweaked a few sentences, but left it more or less the same as when I made the site. I’d still like there to be a record of it somewhere, as it currently exists, if only for reference purposes later on. There might not be a point to keeping it around anywhere except that it still speaks to what the site’s about pretty well. I think I can make it clearer, shorter, but I figured I can use the original explanation of what it’s “about” one last time, here, before it’s retired.


(I’ll still be writing here on my ‘personal’ site but Sutter Media is more of a priority at present; on that note I’d highly recommend anyone interested in American politics, or commentary on the subject from the perspective of a working class citizen, go check out my media platform and see what you think. I’m fairly confident most who do will end up becoming long-term subscribers.)

Breitbart News Starts Tracking Violence Against Trump Supporters: 202 Media Approved Instances of Violence, So Far

If you’re aware of any incidents like the ones listed, if you yourself were involved in one, or if you have any other meaningful input, John Nolte wants to hear from you:

“Please email jnolte@breitbart.com with any updates or anything you think deserves to be added to this list. Also, if you see errors – duplicate postings or events misinterpreted as attacks on Trump supporters, please let us know. We want this list to be comprehensive and factual.”

Sutter Media

The number was only above 130 at the time I first came across this article but the list they’re putting out there “updated as needed” and will be a continual showcasing and chronicling of violent attacks and extreme harassment against Trump supporters.

Over the course of a few days, the number has jumped significantly higher.

…via Breitbart:

When not calling Trump supporters “Nazis” as a means to dehumanize us, the establishment media like to whine about the lack of civility in American politics, even as they cover up, ignore, downplay, or straight-up approve of the wave of violence and public harassment we are seeing against supporters of President Trump.

It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing, and hoping for more… The media are now openly calling Trump supporters “Nazis” and are blaming Trump for a mass murder…

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Supreme Court Picks: Top 3 Candidates (Highlights of Each Potential Justice)

As a pro-choice advocate who co-exists with people who’re pro-life and as someone who does not mistakenly believe that every one of those pro-lifers is an irrational asshole (as a shocking number of the left seem to believe), hopefully I’ve provided a little bit of insight on these judges for anyone who does have concerns. And given how each of them (and, really, everyone else on Trump’s list) are being viciously misrepresented in most of the media and have been since Justice Kennedy announced his resignation, hopefully I’ve been able to offer a bit of clarity.

With all the fake, distorted, spun out news surrounding all of these nominees I felt it was kind of important to give a more down to earth, honest assessment based on who they are and what their records reflect in each of their respective careers. As opposed to the rampant, virtually unchecked mis-characterizations of the mainstream news media. This is just my take, my own spin, honestly; but hopefully it’s a little closer to objective truth.

Sutter Media

President Trump is expected to announce his pick among the possible candidates to be the newest Supreme Court Justice on Monday, and while a week ago the list was roughly five names long it has since (allegedly) been narrowed down to 2 or 3 likely nominee’s.

  • Amy Coney Barrett
  • Brett Kavanaugh
  • Raymond Kethledge

With Justice Kennedy stepping down Trump has gained more leverage against Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms, upping the ante on all sides and using it to build on the momentum that already had the Republicans eclipsing Democrats in the polling ahead of this years upcoming elections. Having already effectively countered and overcome their “ripping families apart” horse shit narrative – a desperate, obvious Hail Mary effort on their part – he and the GOP as it exists under his leadership now have the upper hand.

Assuming, that is, that we the voters turn out and vote for…

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