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    Capitalism - a challenge

    I asked the following question of Lefties many times, and never received a good answer:

    “How many of the thousands of things in your home are not the result of capitalism?”

    Out of thousands I’ve asked, only three or four people tried to answer. One said his ‘fingernail cuttings’. I pointed out he would have used clippers, and he said he tore them off with his teeth. I pointed out that in the wild his nails would be worn to the hub so there would be nothing to grip onto with his teeth, so that answer failed. Someone else said ‘a pile of dust’. I said that in the wild it would be hard to have a pile of dust because of the damp, so that fizzled out. Another person said his ‘I love Stalin’ T-shirt, and we all know why that answer failed.

    Anyway, nobody answered it, so now I’ll try another:

    Is there anything you do that’s not dictated by capitalism?

    Think of your activities. Are any of them not dictated or governed by capitalism?

    If so, name them.
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    I would take a stab at saying 99% of everything in my house is manufactured abroad thanks to crony capitalism.
    Any other questions?
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    Yeah, same here. Oligarchism and crony capitalism rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I would take a stab at saying 99% of everything in my house is manufactured abroad thanks to crony capitalism.
    Any other questions?
    What are the one percent of things that are not?

    Also, is there anything that you can do that isn't dictated or governed by capitalism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Yeah, same here. Oligarchism and crony capitalism rule!
    Is there anything you can do that isn't dictated or governed by capitalism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Larrikin View Post
    Is there anything you can do that isn't dictated or governed by capitalism?
    Do you have a point? You know which country is the biggest capitalist country of all right now? Communist China. Totalitarian dictatorships do very well with capitalism. Capitalism is not a moral creed, it is an economics scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I would take a stab at saying 99% of everything in my house is manufactured abroad thanks to crony capitalism.
    Any other questions?
    Imports are not croney capitalism .. .. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Do you have a point?
    The main point so far is that you couldnít answer the question. This is the same with most people. Now why could that be? A simple question like, ďIs there anything you do thatís not dictated by capitalism?Ē and you just cannot answer.

    I think the reason is that you begin with relish, assuming there will be many examples. You think of something, like taking a whiz in your john. But wait. The john was made in a factory. Capitalism. Oh well, how about just sitting down and doing nothing? But wait. Where do you sit down? Unless you go way out into the wilderness, the spot you sit on will be dictated by capitalism. For instance, you sit down on your footpath. Wonít work; made with machines; same with the road. How about a field? Wait Ė who mows it? Who owns it? There are machines, banks, loans and money connected to it. Capitalism. It goes on and on. Even when you sit in the wilderness Ė wait. What about the clothes youíre wearing? Oops. Youíll need to take those off. Walk away and find a spot to sit down on without the protection of your shoes, pants and underpants. Sit there, and finally, you can say itís not dictated by capitalism. Or can you? Did you forget about the food inside you, thatís giving you energy? Where did it come from? Oh yeah, the supermarket. Also, did you drive? Cars. Capitalism. So it turns out it isnít so easy. Iím sure you tried before giving up. Then you thought you would go on about the ebils of capitalism instead. Itís funny though, that since capitalism rules your life so completely, with your enthusiastic permission, you would have the gall to criticize it.

    You know which country is the biggest capitalist country of all right now? Communist China.
    Chinaís capitalism is the best example of the crony capitalism you mentioned before, since the communist dictatorship there decides who will run businesses and the whole system is entirely corrupt, infested with bribery and kickbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    God is in my house.
    Okay, good one.

    The original question was “How many of the thousands of things in your home are not the result of capitalism?”

    I was using the first definition of "thing", not the second.

    Thing

    an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.
    "look at that metal rail thing over there"

    "the room was full of strange things"

    https://www.google.com/search?biw=13....0.wIRgqtzFZHg
    Last edited by Rob Larrikin; 14th November 2017 at 06:41 AM.

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