Antecapitalism

Who knew?

There is no such word as “antecapitalism“.

Well, there is now.


antecapitalism: the survival ethos and economic practices of humans that existed before capitalism and that were oriented around communal foraging for and sharing of food.


The Left are “Ante-capitalists”. They are people as they existed BEFORE the invention of capitalism which was founded on herding and agriculture.

Before capitalism, humans lived in tribes, made a living by foraging as hunter-gatherers, and were ruled by a shaman, medicine man,  or witch doctor who talked to the “spirit world”, explained all unexplainable things, and made all important decisions for the tribe. The foragers shared the results of their foraging, and the shaman ensured “fairness”. In return, the tribe members offered unquestioning loyalty and obedience to the shaman.

It’s pretty much the way the Left works today.

They are “takers” and not “makers”. They make their living by taking from the environment, and never replacing what they take.

To the modern Left, the government is their tribal land, and the welfare system is where they forage. Capitalists are simply quarry, and political parties are hunting parties. Taxes are their clubs and spears for “taking” their game. Politicians and ethnic leaders are their shamans and tribe members follow them loyally and blindly as long as the hunt is successful.

In contrast, capitalism, as manifested by the practices of herding and agriculture, requires a future orientation, deferred consumption, “private property” (pastures and fields), and commitment to protect and defend herds and crops from predatory foragers. Capitalism creates “wealth” in the form of excess production, and replenishes what it consumes.


Word story

It is easy to forget that capitalism was coined not so long ago, in the mid-19th century, when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing, and individual entrepreneurs were creating new industries and amassing wealth. Terms for the other two major competing economic systems of the past two centuries— socialism and communism —were also coined around the same time.

capitalism:  an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.


Presumably, the first herders and farmers didn’t know that they were practicing capitalism.  And similarly, the primitive antecapitalists didn’t realize that they were “antecapitalists” because capitalism hadn’t been invented yet.

So, this is definitely a retrospective view of economic history.  But, we’re smarter now.  And now we know.

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SCC $950 Million Affordable Housing Bond – MY ballot argument

Measure XX Ballot Argument

Measure XX is simply a property tax increase.

Measure XX is the largest property tax increase since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978.

Measure XX makes Santa Clara County the owner and landlord of hundreds of millions of dollars of housing units. It allows the county to provide thousands of housing units at below market rents subsidized by taxpayers.

Low Income Residents

The low income residents in the below market units will be economically trapped in their units forever, and unlikely to ever be able move to a market rate unit. A high density housing complex with a concentrated population of low income residents unable to move is a hopeless slum, and that will be the ultimate result of this measure.

This measure should be called “the hopeless slum” initiative.

Veterans

This measure purports to offer housing assistance for veterans. The needs of veterans should be addressed by the government body who required their service and who they faithfully served, the United States Federal Government. The Veterans Administration MUST be held to account and provide the services that veterans have EARNED.

Mental health services, not mental health warehouses

This measure purports to offer assistance to the “homeless”. The main issue faced by the majority of homeless is mental illness, NOT a lack of housing. Warehousing homeless in “hopeless slums” is not treating them with dignity and offering them the help that they really need. The State of California shirked its responsibility by pushing the “homeless problem” onto local communities and scrimping on health services so it could shift money to special interests.

Measure XX is a scheme by politicians who failed to solve Santa Clara County’s urgent problems. They want tax payers to pay for their failures when they should be REQUIRING the State and Federal governments to solve problems which are THEIR responsibilities with the billions of dollars we already send them.

Democrat Crime Watch: Ray Nagan

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years

NEW ORLEANS — Former mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.

Nagin, 58, was ordered to report to federal prison Sept. 8. Nagin, also ordered to pay restitution of $82,000, was found guilty Feb. 12 of fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes that took place before and after Katrina devastated the city in August 2005.

Prosecutors immediately objected to the sentence, which falls well below typical guidelines that called for 15-20 years.

“What Ray Nagin did was sell his office over and over and over again,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman said outside the courthouse. “The damage that Ray Nagin inflicted upon this community … is incalculable. We as a community need not and should not accept public corruption.”

Liberty

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.”

– –  Woodrow Wilson

Liberal Education

“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”

— Woodrow Wilson

North Korea Fights Global Warming!

President Obama wants to fight global warming by crashing the coal industry, and making electricity prices “skyrocket” for those of use who don’t regularly attend Obama fundraisers.

If the president were really serious about fighting global warming, he might take note of just how effective the North Korean Environmental Protection Agency has been in their efforts to save the planet:

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Really, now, can you seriously believe that Obama has had his heart in fighting global warming?

Strange that a Obama-appointed judge would find a state election law that worked great for decades unconstitutional, or say he thought it would be declared as such, just so he could let Conyers back on.

Democrats never met a law they won’t ignore

Democrat Crime Watch: Internet Ground Truth