Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A sorry excuse for a capitalist?

A stereotype exists in the world of men, a stereotype describing the people arguing for, rooting for and believing in capitalism. According to this myth anyone evil enough to have this persuasion needs to be rich, loathes unions, hate black people and is materialistic to the bones. Sure I’ve meet one or two people that sort of fit that description but mostly it has nothing to do with reality.

The same thing goes for those who live for the leftie point of view. Such a person should be kind of poor, oppressed, loves culture thingies and nits sweaters to the homeless. I have never encountered such an individual.

People comes in all kinds of sizes, colors, income, and stature and a true believer in capitalism will always say this, know this and argue from this fact.

And I don’t need to look far to see the absolute opposite of the general opinion how a spokesperson of capitalism should act and be, I only need to look in a mirror. I have never own a car, never. I’ve not own a TV in 11 years, and I’m a very unwilling participant of the x-mas hype. In fact I cannot remember the last time I bought a x-mas gift. For me this time of year is about family and eating, and, well, vodka too. That material stuff can go to a fiery place.

Sure I have had a couple of well-paid jobs, but most of the work I’ve done has been of the low stature kind. Once I left a promising career within politics because I refused to bow down to the stupidity of the system. I left a well-paid job as head of marketing just to do something different and see the world. I’ve never cared about money or status other than a way to pay for the next drink.

I’m a firm believer in life, experiences and to see what’s behind the next door. I don’t think there’s a life after this one, consequently I recon I’ll better do the best I can with what I got during my 80 or so years on this planet. This is what made me into a true believer of capitalism – made me an advocate of life. To truly have a chance to make the best out of your life you need to be allowed to do so. Capitalism lets you, as the only ideology or belief in the world, to live as you wish. It doesn’t matter if you’re poor, old, female, black or whatever, if you have free range to do whatever with the life you have that’s what really matters. At least to me. Socialism, Fascism, communism, and all the other –isms of the world cannot and, most importantly, will not let people live their lives as they want.

This is why I don’t vote, why I regard most people as idiots, why all the political parties and things generally regarded as “capitalist” disgust me. This because all the other –isms that people follow and believe in are hinders, they are in the way, and they don’t let you experience the full potential of your own life. Why do so many of you morons want to live with all this crap controlling you?

How many laws, regulations, restrictions, departments or social structures do exist to keep you and your life-choices down? Countless? A billion? Well, take a pick really. Don’t speak on the phone while driving, don’t drink, don’t smoke, and don’t eat fat, suger, candy, meat or a million other things. Any drug, flue, dog, wolf, or too many mini pizzas will kill you. Stay away from cell-phones, computers, TV’s, Radios, microwaves, and all other things generating electrical fields, they may kill you. Don’t swim after eating; don’t eat fifty-five eggs each morning because it increases your chance of getting cancer by 0.01%. Speaking of cancer, stay away from all the things mention as well as solariums, the sun, any fabric softener and crisps.

Can anyone mention a single thing that’s not regulated, restricted or outlawed in our entire existence? I can’t.

This goes against the core of my very being, if we cannot enjoy things, what’s the point?

I’m not an anarchist, that’s not what capitalism is. Capitalism is built on the premise that you can do whatever you want until you encounter another individual that has the same right. A capitalist, or, if you wish, a libertarian society demands structure and rules, however, they are few, everyone knows what the rules are and the punishment for breaking the rules are as clear as day. Today, no matter what country you live in, not even the judges, the lawyers or even the legislator knows or acknowledge a fraction of the rules and consequences of breaking them.

I like my plan better. Get up, get out, get drunk, repeat as needed. It's just more elegant.

So x-mas to me is the very essence of anti-capitalism. We drink, eat, and buy gifts to prop up greedy businessmen, and it’s all to support the idea of some supposed divine carpenter that lived thousands of years ago that apparently didn’t come to life at that time. Christians just adjusted the timing in order to steal some pagan date. Deceit, gluttony, greed, and all the rest of the deadly sins and it’s all to cover up some stupid woman that couldn’t admit she had sex outside of wedlock. It’s hard to find a more anti-capitalist view of things.

Of course the lefties, the righteous elitists and the powers that be want you to believe differently, but really, take a look at capitalism, read what it is, understand its core and think again. Can you really say x-mas has anything to do with free thinking? Adult people? Rationality?

As said, I like my plan better. Get up, get out, get drunk, repeat as needed.