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Rajiv
09-22-07, 10:16 PM
by Jason Miller "O come let us adore them: Treasuring our American Values of Greed, Self-Interest, and Enlightened Oppression (http://www.bestcyrano.org/THOMASPAINE/?p=311)"


Is greed good? Gordon Gekko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Gekko) and Ragnar Redbeard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Might_is_Right) III think so!

[To highlight the deep malevolence of our rotten-to-the-core system, we bring you this repulsive apologia for capitalism. Since many have deluded themselves with the far-fetched notion that decency and humanity can coexist with the inherent depravity of profits and property over people, we are providing you with a celebration of capitalism, the way it was meant to be written!]

December 6, 2006

by Ragnar Redbeard III

“What kind of a society isn’t structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that system.”

—Milton Friedman

What kind indeed? Certainly not a prodigious society such as ours. Thanks to Capitalism, the United States is replete with opulence, might, and benevolence.

Guided by the brilliant foresight of Hamilton, manacled by men like Keynes, Galbraith, and FDR, and ultimately granted a refreshing degree of freedom by the heroic intellectual efforts of Rand and Friedman, Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” has wrought a citadel for those wishing to pursue healthy greed, self-interest, and enlightened oppression. While Capitalism in the United States is still afflicted with the diseases of a mixed economy, government regulation and socialistic tendencies, America’s socioeconomic system is far superior to any rival, past or present.

Yet despite having propelled the human family to the zenith of prosperity, technology, and freedom, American Capitalism has been, and remains, under constant siege. Vile Communists have waged multiple wars (hot and Cold) against us. Islamofascist terrorists struck at the very heart of our economic freedom when they felled the Twin Towers. Crazed Latino Leftist leaders espousing frightening notions of nationalization, protectionism, and wealth redistribution are springing up like noxious weeds in our backyard. And despite their diminished prevalence, domestic entitlement programs and organized labor continue to pose significant threats to the evolution, perpetuation, and proliferation of the American Way.

As denizens of the progenitor and nexus of Capitalism, we Americans have a compelling obligation to remain deeply committed to its preservation, regardless of the human cost. For years, a host of treasonous bleeding hearts, malcontents, and ne’er do wells have blasphemed against our inimitable economic system.

Consider some rational and enlightened refutations to their unwarranted criticisms and whining pleas for increased assistance for those who choose to remain poor in a nation of boundless opportunity:

“Greed: A word commonly used by liberals, low achievers, anti-capitalists and society’s losers to denigrate, shame and discredit those who have acquired superior job skills and decision-making capabilities and who, through the application of those job.”

—Neal Boortz