Friday, June 5, 2009

American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper

This is a very interesting article from the perspective of a gentleman in Russia.

Reprinted from:

Mat Rodina and Pravda

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather [than] the classics. Americans know more about their favorite tv dramas [than] the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blindth the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more [than] Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more [than] happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barrack Obama/ His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more [than] another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, [losses] and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more [than] ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more [than] a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barrack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go [thither], the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less [than] two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin


Chuck Hicks said...

Found your blog via your cousin. Great posts, right up my alley. Good to see another "Austrian" on here.

Mark Herpel said...

Well....if America sucks so bad, then why are there millions of people trying to get in? Ha!
There are no doubt a lot of problems in the country and a lot of ways to address those issue. Most of the issues are caused by the Federal Reserve private banking system. Move away from that and things look brighter. I believe this is happening on a local and state level now. No more "Globalization" we want local trade and regional production.

Oh, and by the way don't count the USA out yet, there are about 300 million people who will disagree with this post.


Shane Coley said...


I am confused by your remarks.

It seems we are generally on the same page regarding the Fed and fiat currency. It seems you have knowledge of the currency issue, but not the effects. This Russian writer is noting the effects and interpreting the events he observes.

What exactly do you think the 300 million people are going to do and when are they going to do it?

We have been losing property and productive capacity for decades. We have been overburdened with an increasingly interventionist government. Why have the people you mention not acted yet? What are they waiting for?

US citizens are taught to misinterpret everything that we must understand to fight for liberty. If a US citizen disagrees, perhaps it is because he thinks the concepts in the article are inaccurate or untrue. Perhaps this is the reason for the writer calling us sheeple. We don’t understand what is happening to our nation and our liberty. The price will be our liberty.

Based on my research and observation, these ideas are well thought out and reasonable.

Since you seem to have taken offense to the article, what specifically do you disagree with?