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Essay on capitalism

In the run-up to the UK General Election, spiked has been publishing a series of essays reposing political issues. The aim of the "Question Everything" essays is to encourage people to rethink the past, the present and the future. In this ninth and final essay in the series, Sean Collins argues that contemporary so-called "anti-capitalism" – which is underpinned by a powerful misanthropy – is the main barrier to progress today.

You can read my spiked essay here.

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  • "the criticism of capitalism’s moral shortcomings needs to be answered, and thus the argument is essentially defensive in nature"

    But how could it ever be otherwise? The left was and is a revolutionary movement, so it is always agitating, infiltrating and propagating. It is not at al interested in an answer!

    It is still simply following it's age old agenda - with conservatives just wanting to be left alone to pursue their own happiness and make their own wealth.
    In the meantime the left's narrative has been challenging western society since WW2
    As a result we are totally suffused with the basically communist 'critique' of 'capitalism; with sustainability and the climate scare as it's latest tools.

    Socialism is still struggling to put an end to democratic western culture and replacing it with a transnationalist, post-democratic ant-community where enlightened elites in great supranational orgs will finally lead the proles to egalitarism and global justice. That is the change Obama-voters and Europeans are so enchanted with

    Socialism-light is still socialism, just as incompatible with civic freedom as islam. Until marxism is deconstructed and exposed as a totalitarian creed like national-socialism, it will threaten everyone's freedom and prosperity

  • "Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi is the most rabidly anti-Goldman, and his description of the firm – ‘a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money’ – is now repeated ad nauseum by others. But a vampire squid was an image used by Nazis to describe Jewish financiers, and the description of Goldman as a ‘tribe’ is also an anti-Semitic trope."

    Ok, Glenn Beck.

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