Posts Tagged ‘capitalism’

” … the streamlined men who think in slogans and talk in bullets” George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

We Americans have an unfortunate penchant for abbreviations. Who else would shorten a two-letter word like “at” to the symbol @?  I can type “at” quicker than @; so, at least for me, it is not an efficient symbol. While such foibles can be seen as endearing peccadillos, our simplistic political sloganeering and labeling is misleading and has contributed significantly to the divisions in America and the increasingly violent political action, such as has been seen at Berkeley and murderously at Charlottesville. Read the rest of this entry »

Bernie Sanders is the first viable presidential candidate for a major political party to describe himself as a socialist.  The importance of this event in American political history must not be underestimated and is the reason for this series on the three major movements in the history of socialism (utopian, revolutionary and evolutionary).  The first post http://www.billisley.com/?p=1192 covered utopian socialism and concluded that Senator Sanders is not a utopian socialist.  This post will examine revolutionary socialism. Read the rest of this entry »

            I once read an article in a traditional conservative magazine that argued that in the long run capitalism was more damaging to Christianity and the family than communism.  After Black Friday, I’m inclined to agree. Read the rest of this entry »

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