In a great post “Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 1” Young Americans For Liberty correctly calls out the President on his misdirection and obfuscation. The President couches his “Free Market Capitalism doesn’t work”, argument on a humanist platform which, on the surface, may seem to make sense. In fact, its asymmetry is brilliant. The argument though is a straw man because the system we have is not Free Market Capitalism. Free markets (true competition) no longer reigns. They have been captured; increasingly directed/manipulated. The article smartly points out the underlying argument; free choice or freedom is the problem… that people, acting in their own best interest is bad. (See partial transcript below, at bottom.)
The President lays out the frauds. He acknowledges the governments failure to uphold the rule of law, regulations and their social contract and shines a light on ‘the few’ perpetrators. Yet, he skirts causation. He then argues; free choice, left to the many is to blame. In this Straw Man, Hegelian Dialectic, the President is calling for more governmental control over markets and the economy.
If recent events have taught us anything, it’s the policy making process thus, the laws and regulations, or lack there of, is controlled by the money power elite. They have usurped Free Market Capitalism and eliminated competition. They pick the winners and losers and they’re behind the frontal assault on your personal liberties. It is their capture and control of the policy making process that produced the mess we are in today. The Presidents tried and true strategy of inciting the people to demand government cracks down and enacts new laws and regulations is a ruse and will have the opposite desired effect.
The President wants you to trust that those who put him and his predecessors in office will now make things more fair. Free and Fair are two different things and I promise you this; these folks are about neither. Ask yourself this, in regard the Financial Industry and it’s regulators why are the faces of “Hope and Change” the same as they were under Bush, and Clinton, for that mater?
Through their tax loopholes, laws and policies the powers that be have decimated the organic economy in favor if economic rents and tax incentives to move jobs overseas. They have allowed our boarders to be flooded with illegals to repress wages and they’ve worked to eliminate our rights to seek redress when their cohorts do us harm.
The government at the behest of the money power elite cast Glass Steagale aside; making way for To Big To Fail Banks, backstopped by the American people. The government and the FED, those really in charge, created the credit crisis and continue push the same broken debt based policies. Today the TBTF banks are larger and control more of the market. The government has failed to stop and prosecute the blatant financial frauds that are hitting the headlines on a daily basis. They have engineered and overseen the largest transfer of wealth in history. Ya, they’ll make it right.
Dennis Kucinich says, the Obama administration is presiding over transfer of wealth from the mass to the upper few. – Kucinich: Obama Presides Over A Moral Deficit – Must See Video
Tell me how these good folks are now going to make things fair? Whenever those in control are called on to change things the results are greater control of economic outcomes and a reduction of your liberties. True FREE MARKET CAPITALISM demands free competition on all levels. It demands that government performs it’s one true role; to act as an impartial referee to assure A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD and adherence To THE RULE OF LAW; that no person, group or class does harm to another. The rules of our Constitutional Republic were designed to assure this but that demands adherence to the Constitution.
If you believe these control freaks and their governmental minions are going to change the system, give back their power and control and make your life more fair; well then step, right up. Let us fit you for your shackles and start the bidding.
Problem, Reaction, Solution: THE HEGELIAN DIALECTIC – Don’t Buy It!
Revolutions are dangerous and unpredictable beasts, and for a population to enter into one without fully understanding what is at stake is much like handing a loaded 45 automatic to a toddler. Must see – “An Open Message to the 99% (Occupy Wall Street)”
If you honestly look at the system it becomes clear; Free Market Capitalism and true personal liberty is not what we have. Therefore, you can not claim it doesn’t work (the Straw Man). Free markets, personal liberties and our Constitutional Republic have been usurped by a Kleptocratic, Fascist Corporatism; propped up by Two Parties that serve the same masters. In short we have a Plutocracy and the president is right; it doesn’t work and it never has.
See more and hear what Supertramp has to say about the “Crime of The Century: Elite Money Power And The Central Bank: Life Is But A MEME
Those who created the mess, who failed to uphold the law and defend the constitution are incapable making it fair and balanced. To once again give them the opportunity is the definition of insanity. Better that we stand up and demand adherence to the Rule Of Law and the Constitution; too get the money out of the electoral process and End the debt driven monetary system of the Federal Reserve.
Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 1
President Obama gave a speech at Osawatomie High School on December 6, 2011, where he declared freedom and free markets to be dead, unworkable ideas which have been tried and proven to fail. The President claims that free people making decisions about how to allocate their labor and resources (the free market) is a simple theory that appeals to our rugged individualism, but that it does not work and has never worked:
… there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes — especially for the wealthy — our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.
Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ‘50s and ‘60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.
Video and more links here: The President Declares Freedom & Free Markets Dead – What You Need To Know.