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Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.While this worldview is gospel truth to Marxists, especially under Catholic liberation theology, history tells a much different story. Rather than being a tool for the powerful to gain more power, capitalism has historically allowed the powerless to divert power away from the powerful for themselves.
The characteristic feature of capitalism that distinguishes it from pre-capitalist methods of production was its new principle of marketing. Capitalism is not simply mass production, but mass production to satisfy the needs of the masses. The arts and crafts of the good old days had catered almost exclusively to the wants of the well-to-do. But the factories produced cheap goods for the many. All the early factories turned out was designed to serve the masses, the same strata that worked in the factories. They served them either by supplying them directly or indirectly by exporting and thus providing for them foreign food and raw materials. This principle of marketing was the signature of early capitalism as it is of present-day capitalism. The employees themselves are the customers consuming the much greater part of all goods produced. They are the sovereign customers who are "always right." Their buying or abstention from buying determines what has to be produced, in what quantity, and of what quality. In buying what suits them best they make some enterprises profit and expand and make other enterprises lose money and shrink. Thereby they are continually shifting control of the factors of production into the hands of those businessmen who are most successful in filling their wants. Under capitalism private property of the factors of production is a social function. The entrepreneurs, capitalists, and land owners are mandataries, as it were, of the consumers, and their mandate is revocable. In order to be rich, it is not sufficient to have once saved and accumulated capital. It is necessary to invest it again and again in those lines in which it best fills the wants of the consumers. The market process is a daily repeated plebiscite, and it ejects inevitably from the ranks of profitable people those who do not employ their property according to the orders given by the public. But business, the target of fanatical hatred on the part of all contemporary governments and self-styled intellectuals, acquires and preserves bigness only because it works for the masses. The plants that cater to the luxuries of the few never attain big size. The shortcoming of nineteenth-century historians and politicians was that they failed to realize that the workers were the main consumers of the products of industry. In their view, the wage earner was a man toiling for the sole benefit of a parasitic leisure class. They labored under the delusion that the factories had impaired the lot of the manual workers. If they had paid any attention to statistics they would easily have discovered the fallaciousness of their opinion. Infant mortality dropped, the average length of life was prolonged, the population multiplied, and the average common man enjoyed amenities of which even the well-to-do of earlier ages did not dream.Or as Walter Williams poignantly summarizes:
Capitalism is relatively new in human history. Before the rise of capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering, and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving one’s fellow man. Capitalists seek to discover what people want and then produce and market it as efficiently as possible.This isn’t merely the postulating of two “wacky” Austrian economists. History has proven, time and again, that capitalism, rather than leaving the powerless “without any means of escape,” provides such a means of escape from crushing poverty and oppression.
In 1990, 43% of the population of developing countries lived in extreme poverty (then defined as subsisting on $1 a day); the absolute number was 1.9 billion people. By 2000 the proportion was down to a third. By 2010 it was 21% (or 1.2 billion; the poverty line was then $1.25, the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines in 2005 prices, adjusted for differences in purchasing power). The global poverty rate had been cut in half in 20 years.With all this in mind, it should come as no surprise that economic freedom correlates heavily with high living standards.
The country that cut poverty the most was China, which in 1980 had the largest number of poor people anywhere. China saw a huge increase in income inequality—but even more growth. Between 1981 and 2010 it lifted a stunning 680m people out poverty—more than the entire current population of Latin America. This cut its poverty rate from 84% in 1980 to about 10% now. China alone accounts for around three quarters of the world’s total decline in extreme poverty over the past 30 years.
"I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues,” he told the Irish Times. “Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”
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Proposal for Amendment to Submission PolicyAmendment XIIProposal for Amendment to Submission Policy by ~scythepuppet
Clause G guidelines for Submission etiquette
1. Deviants submitting artwork which use "base images" they did not create or do not own must make a good faith effort to provide credit for artists responsible for images in their work.
2. Deviations submitted to the DAPF gallery may not have comments disabled nor may deviants ban individual commentary, excepting instances where the deviant feels they have been harassed or that the commentator has otherwise violated the DA Etiquette Policy.
3. Deviants who ban an individual or prevent comments under "acceptable premises" listed in XII.G.2 must be prepared to defend their decision to a representative of the DAPF.
4. Deviants who violate these and other guidelines may have their work or works removed from the gallery.
Clause H Guidelines for submission review etiquette
1. Downvoting a submitted deviation must include a reason offered somewhere in the submi
What Is An "Original Post" (OP)? What Is An "Original Post" (OP)?What Is An "Original Post" (OP)? by *DAPoliticalForum
In the simplest terms, an OP, or Topic Thread, is a report of someone's actions, an issue, or of an event, which has not been previously reported, and which interests or affects significant segments of the DA Political Forum audience.
An OP might be defined as:
a report of recent events.
material reported in a credible, verifiable newspaper, magazine, the news media, etc.
matter, or issues that are newsworthy.
sufficiently interesting to the general forum audience to warrant posting.
News, then, has a timely value, and it must be interesting to be of worth to the general forum audience. It must, also, have been previously unposted. Once posted it is no longer news, but history.
How does a poster evaluate an event for its newsworthiness? Perhap
Police State? What Police State?!Police State? What Police State?! by ~BlameThe1st
The vehicles pictured above are MRAPs, or Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles. These 18-ton armored behemoths are fitted with gun turrets and bulletproof glass. Able to withstand roadside bombs, they were designed specifically for use in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
But now that the wars are dwindling down, what is the army to do with these things? Sell them to local law enforcement agencies, of course! And that’s exactly what the Defense Department is doing through a national military surplus program.
Perhaps even more frightening is that one of these MRAPs was sold to the Ohio State University's police department. You
The Creeping Devil: Russian NationalismGreetings all!The Creeping Devil: Russian Nationalism by ~KnoFear
This piece represents a conglomeration of work which I feel I may have overdone, in view of the length of time I used to write it. My return piece concerns the growing trend of Russian nationalism, a right-wing philosophy has been essentially the national policy of the Kremlin.
Russia for Russians: A Brief History
Russian nationalism has been a mix of historic attitudes and Orthodox Church support for centuries now. In the past, tsars manipulated the xenophobia of Russian peasants generally to stoke support for non-Western varieties of modernization or expansion. Given that Russia was harshly dealt with by Mongol invaders, it’s not hard to see where a general dislike of foreigners may have originated.
A radical sea change began with the October Revolution in 1917. Suddenly, the entirety of Russia (and soon, the Soviet Union) was now under the leadership of an internationalist
Typical Arguments of White Supremacists- RefutedMe: Why do we bother to hate our fellow humans, based on skin colour, race, language or sex? It's infinitely pointless, and perhaps one day we may realize.Typical Arguments of White Supremacists- Refuted by =ComradeSch
White Supremacist: Actually WRONG moron! It goes far beyond skin color & in fact there are over 120 major differences not to mention the white mans brain is substantially bigger! These people's have been a scourge & a pestilence toe very single nation they come into, where have you been? Study your history. It was a majorly foolish mistake to introduce these people's into our society, there is no such thing as working integration. PERIOD!
Me: I noticed your reply to my comment, and perhaps it's my obligation to set you straight. 120 major differences? And I'm sure close to all of them are irrelevant. Brain's slightly larger? That does not decisively indicate lower intelligence. Someone can have a slightly smaller skull and yet have twice the amount of connections in the brain- Making him vastly more intelligent than YOU. Scourge and
The Presidents: Lyndon B. JohnsonThe Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson by ~Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
He was one of the most powerful and popular politicians of his time, but as he took over for an assasinated president who instantly become martyred for his work. This would lead to the destruction of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Johnson was born in Texas in 1908 into a family with deep roots in the state. He left college at 15 and went to California before returning to Texas and getting an education at Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1927. He taught breifly before going to Washington in 1931 to work for Congressman Richard Kleberg as a secretary. He then ran for the House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1936, but lost when he ran for Senate four years later. He then served briefly in the navy during World War 2.
Johnson returned to Democratic politics and became a senator (although he suffered from charges of vote-rigging in a close election). Johnson became the Senate's youngest majority leader seven years later. Despite a heart attack, he be
The Presidents: Gerald R. FordThe Presidents: Gerald R. Ford by ~Titanicfan1000
Introduction and Early Life
Gerald Rudolph Ford was stuck in a precarious position during his presidency. He had to deal with the American people who felt betrayed by the presidency, a Congress that wanted a lot of power back (which they felt had been taken away), and Nixon's trial. Ford was born in 1913, but his name was Leslie King. His parents divorced two years later and his mother re-married in 1916. Her son was renamed Gerald Ford Jr. and was brought up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He went to Yale and graduated in 1941. In 1948 he married Betty Bloomer Warren and was elected to Congress. He slowly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party. He became the minority leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives. When Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned due to evading taxes. When President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal, Ford became president.
The Epilouge of Watergate
Ford was honest, straightforward, and decent. He was known for being a consen
The Post War NightmareThe victorious Allies met as equals in YaltaThe Post War Nightmare by ~Skargill
They aimed to build a peace as secure as Gibraltar
Yet it was not too long before the people’s great hope
Evaporated like so much cheap soap
While Fascist necks were given a stretch
Seeds were sown, fruit so bitter you’d wretch
When Khrushchev sent tanks into Hungary in 1956
The Brits were busy in the canal, shooting Arabs with sticks
In 68 American bombers caused Viet alarms to ring and ring
While the Warsaw Pact paid a visit to Prague in the spring
Brezhnev took Afghanistan, Reagan took Beirut
Both Powers committed to the old Imperial pursuit
In Africa the loss of Patrice Lumumba
Has caused the deaths of an untold number
And in Angola the victory of the MPLA
Was secured after a bloody three way
And although it took him awhile
Idi Amin managed to feed every Crocodile
Things were hardly better in East Asia
From Korea down South to Malaysia
War was common and mostly fraternal
Such fires there were, it resembled the infernal
Hymn Of The VanguardHymn of the VanguardHymn Of The Vanguard by =ComradeSch
Comrades, Comrades above everything,
Above everything in the world,
When, for protection and defence, it always
takes a brotherly stand together.
From the Lakes to the North,
From the Sea to the Sea,
Comrades, Comrades above everything,
Above everything in the world!
The flag high! The ranks tightly closed!
Red Front marches with iron-firm pace.
Comrades, shot dead by the Steel Helmet Swastika
March in spirit in our ranks.
Comrade Schlichting calls us to the barricades
Farmer arise, workman lift yourself up
To arms! Load the guns well with live ammunition
Carry high red flags onward into the fight!
Kameraden, Kameraden über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn, Schutz und Verteidigung, Schutz und Trutze
Von den Seen, nach Norden,
Vom Meer bis zum Meer,
Kameraden, Kameraden über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!
Die Fahne hoch, die Reihen fest geschlossen
Rotfront marschiert mit eisenfestem Schri
Double NegativesHarmful automatic budget cuts — known as the sequester — threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.Double Negatives by ~Valkaneer
These cuts make it harder to grow our economy and create jobs by affecting our ability to invest in important priorities like education, research and innovation, public safety, and military readiness.
Have questions about what the sequester is, and why American families and our national economy face this threat?
What Is the Sequester? Why Now?
In the last few years, President Obama and both parties in Congress have worked together to reduce our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a combination of spending cuts and increased tax rates.
In 2011, Congress passed a law saying that if they couldn't agree on a plan to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion — including the $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction lawmakers in both parties have already accomplished over the last few years — about
I Am Bradley ManningRecently a website in support of whistleblower Bradley Manning was released along with the following video:I Am Bradley Manning by ~BlameThe1st
VIDEO: I Am Bradley Manning
What's ironic about all this is that I learned about it from Jim Hoft (a.k.a.: Gateway Pundit), who, in his blog post, referred to Manning as a "traitor," and did not have kind words to say on his behalf:Never before has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of sensitive information. The leaked documents reportedly came from the same source- Private First Class Bradley Manning – who was bitter after a breakup with his boyfriend. Manning, smuggled the information out of a secure facility on a CD-RW labeled "Lady Gaga."Of course, that hardly compares to
Guess Who Once Opposed Warrantless Wiretaps?At this point, the entire media and internet is ablaze over the recent revelation that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone records from millions of American citizens, as well as monitoring other forms of electronic communications from e-mails to text messages. If any of this is news to you, or even the least bit shocking, you're not paying attention!Guess Who Once Opposed Warrantless Wiretaps? by ~BlameThe1st
Fortunately, there have been politicians who've been paying attention to these egregious violations of our right to privacy. In fact, one such politician was very vocal against such government overreach, especially during the Bush administration.
In 2007, this "Constitutional scholar" had this to say about warrantless wiretapping under the P
11-Year-Old Suspended For Talking About GunsPublic school students have been suspended for playing with toy guns, tearing paper into guns, forming pop tarts into guns, wearing t-shirts with guns, and pointing their fingers like guns.11-Year-Old Suspended For Talking About Guns by ~BlameThe1st
Now, in what has to be by far the dumbest incident involving a zero-tolerance policy,
Criticize Public Schools? You're Fired!During the last week of school, a bus driver noticed that one of his 6th-grade passengers was feeling down. He asked him what was wrong. The student said he was hungry. When asked why he was hungry, the boy replied he didn't have lunch because he was 40 cents short.Criticize Public Schools? You're Fired! by ~BlameThe1st
Troubled by this act of injustice, the bus driver shared the boy's story on his Facebook page and offered to pay for any student's lunch if they were short on money.
The next day, the bus driver was summoned by the superintendent, who congratulated him for his selfless offer, and was so moved by it that he vowed to lower lunch prices so that no student would ever have to go hungry again.
That is what would happen in a just world.
So what really happened?
The bus driver in question, Johnny Cook, was given an ultimatum: either rescind his Facebook post or be fired. Cook did not apologize, so he was fired.
To add insult t