Saturday, November 10, 2012

America Will Never Die

"America will never die.  Capitalism will never die.  And western civilization will never die.  And you want to know why?  Because these things aren't "ideas" or "theories."  They're laws.  They're the laws of human nature.  They will continue on even if the United States doesn't.  And any time a society or a people wishes to be intellectually honest with themselves they will rediscover these laws and reap the benefits of adhering to them.  Those that don't can continue to suffer."

18 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Well said. Whatever cronyism, corporatism, socialism, or corruption that exists in our country's government, leaders, and banking system will eventually collapse and capitalism will be the real winner in the end no matter how many leftist types are against the free market, the corporations and how the minute those high corporate taxes are lowered how you're automatically branded as trying to do damage to the middle class and the poor, anyone that has actually made millions because they've produced a product or service people needed and demanded, or the work of people like Ayn Rand. I just don't understand they would be the ones who want more incompetent, inefficient government regulation and wealth transfers in this stagnant economy when having a free market with as little governmnent intervention as realistically possible and common sense laws towards a regulatory objective to prevent cronyism and corporatism from replacing capitalism sounds like the best system a country can ever have that can generate the most wealth and so companies won't have to resort to tax loopholes to stay in business in America.

A cartoonist friend of mine who is a libertarian, a Romney voter, and a defender of capitalism gave me an interesting explanation of how artists tend to be more liberal and against the establishment. You can see his reply here. His blog is packed with lots of interesting theories about everything. Thought you might be interested.

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=28525168&postID=4994939532064400563

Anonymous said...

America will never die? She sure seems to be coughing up a lot of blood lately.

Ryu said...

A very good excuse for inaction.

Nice to see such leadership and power.

Captain Capitalism said...

Oh, the US is toast. And I'm cheering on its demise. America will live forever.

graaaaaagh said...

America is dead. Long live America.

taterearl said...

Hey Captain...just found your blog today. Did you grow up or live around the Twin Cities? I moved here a couple years ago from Kansas and found some of the rich suburb talk hilarious. If you do you might be the first Minnesotan I've found who doesn't have "Minnesota Nice".

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand has been proven the only real prophet in the history of humanity.

Captain Capitalism said...

Taterearl,

I went to school here back in the 90's. Moved away a year ago and now I'm back.

"Minnesota Nice" is bascially a passive aggressive psychological problem the richer classes in Minnesota has. They're fake nice to you while they talk behind your back.

Yes, people in the upper classes are pretty snooty here, but as the economy has tanked and daddy's credit card has ran out, I've actually found people to be less arrogant. Back in the late 90's and early 2000's it was almost unbearable.

Try Mancini's in St. paul if you're new. You won't regret it.

Steve Adams said...

I always thought this was an interesting starting point on the other side.

Will America exist 10,000 years from now? No, never happened before, not likely to happen now. So, we all agree it's going away at some point.

How have most other large state like entities died? Some are never quite strong enough to expect to last for a long time in a rough neighborhood. Others are strong for a while but then either can't adapt to changing times or actively decay. At that point both paths end with invasions by "barbarians from the north" (tm),

For the US it's very unlikely the the Canadians or Mexicans or anyone else will successfully invade unless the population drops to 1/10 or less of current numbers. A nuke to DC, New York and LA, or massive power grid failure could push us that way. Otherwise it's a long ride from republic to despotism before the final capitulation. (Unless of course you live in Chicago or Detroit.)

Steve Adams said...

Roberto - you can help weaken the banks by doing your borrowing or lending without them at places like lending club or prosper. Given the Captain's experience in banking it would be interesting to hear his thoughts on those.

They do let people ask for loans on anything, but I've yet to see a horse loan! :)

taterearl said...

Cool. I'll have to give that place a try.

I also noticed you teach dance too. I took up lessons over a year ago and it was the best investment I ever made because you learn a lot about leadership and confidence. I'll even give women a secret...telling a man he leads well is probably the best complement you can give him.

Anonymous said...

I've added a item in my to do list to take the various firearms I acquired from my father's estate which I've never used and clean them up and prepare them for use, then acquire acquire some supply of ammunition before the Obama Administration taxes it so high that I can't afford it.

Not betting on the future. Just sayin'

Vicomte said...

America the law will die.

'America' the idea won't.

Of course, with nuclear weapons, I think America the law will go down a bit differently than all the others.

Anonymous said...

taterearl, I moved here 34 years ago from Canada and fell in love with it instantly. However, over time it has turned into just another growing metropolis full of phony assholes and sheeple following the "look at me and what I've got" bullshit. I now live in WI and will never go back to the damned TC area...except to fleece them for monetary gains! :)

MidKnight said...

Not my quote, but...


Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck."

Kurent L said...

America won't die the same way Rome never dies. It just had it's ideals picked up by others and morphed into something new. Just as Rome lives through the Vatican today, "America" may well live as an ideal, in a new form, tomorrow.

Kurent L said...

America won't die the same way Rome never dies. It just had it's ideals picked up by others and morphed into something new. Just as Rome lives through the Vatican today, "America" may well live as an ideal, in a new form, tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

This is making absolute assumptions that are just not true. therefore the idea in it of itself is flawed. It's idiotic to presume that even if you understand human Nature (which I highly doubt you do) you assume it will never change and here lays the fundamental problem with this statement, things NEVER not change. In a Next era of human evolutionary development (most Likely due to genetic engineering) we as humans would create the life, given enough time we would eventually come to understand how to easily alter life. And here opens the possibilities, man as an entity of people that share a nature would be decimated.