If you have thought Capitalism was the enemy, it is about time you realize that the real enemy is The Plutocracy and begin to fight against it instead. This change in thinking could save your life and the world.
Capitalism has been the victim of demonization for many years. Most recently in Micheal Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story. Like Moore, I am a native son of Flint Michigan and completely understand Micheal’s anger at Capitalism, because of its perceived role in the destruction of our mutual hometown. Unlike Moore, I understand that this anger is misguided and that Micheal missed a major opportunity to expose the real demon, The Plutocracy. Something that he only briefly addressed in the film.
Cover of Capitalism: A Love Story
The Plutocracy has existed throughout history. The Plutocracy may or may not work collectively and consists of Monarchs, Religious Leaders, and Business Leaders all of whom have decided, independently of each other, that they are entitled to all the marbles for whatever reason and do not want anyone else to have them. They want control. The desire to control is the most vile emotion in the world. Trying to gain this complete control is the ultimate act of avarice and greed and this is what those who have become The Plutocracy do. The most frightening aspect of The Plutocracy is that their seeming co-operation of those in it is not by design and it exists as a result of their mutual greed. When members of The Plutocracy do work together it is never good for the masses.
The God Pluto trying to gain control over Proserpine just as The Plutocracy tries to gain control of the masses.
The Plutocracy have sold the myth that Capitalism is evil to the masses in various deceitfully subtle manners. Even those in The Plutocracy who feign belief in Capitalism do so in a manner that makes Capitalism seem evil to the masses. True Capitalism is not and can never be evil. True Capitalism can only exist when everyone is helping everyone else to achieve more wealth with understanding that wealth only exists in a state of well being which is a holistic state. This includes making sure everyone has access to health care, shelter, and food. In a system where healthy Capitalism is mixed with pure forms of Democracy, the goal becomes the success of everyone to increase everyone’s success. In true Capitalism if the needs of everyone are not addressed the whole system fails and topples. True Capitalism is a a system where the needs of the many and the needs of the individual co-exist and are respected. In a Plutocracy the system depends on the failure of the majority in order for a few to profit and have control.