Isaac Asimov – Stiftelsen och Hari Seldons Psychohistory: The Rise of the Fascist State Marketplace

På Onlinemagasinet Townhall Finance hittade bloggen en artikel med följande rubriksättning, ”The Rise of the American Fascist State”.  Artikeln tar avstamp i Isaac Asimovs sci-fi-epos Stiftelsen och matematikern Hari Seldons matematiska sidogren, kallad, psykohistoria.

[…] Many of you may be familiar with the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. In it, mathematician ”Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory. Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale; it is error-prone on a small scale.”

In practice, we can see that this would be theoretically correct: we study history precisely because human nature is relatively the same and the same events recur with the same predictable responses. If history really were chaos–a muddle of events appearing randomly and being resolved in unpredictable ways–there would be no point in studying it.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics definierar Fascism på följande sätt:

As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. […] In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Fascism substituted the particularity of nationalism and racialism—“blood and soil”—for the internationalism of both classical liberalism and Marxism.

Where socialism sought direct totalitarian control (ownership) of a society’s economic processes […] fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions.

Nu när du har läst och förmodligen omvärderat den vida spridda, vänster-socialistiska, mytiska bilden om deras höger-socialistiska, politiska kusin som de älskar att hata eftersom fascisterna anser sig ha en ”bättre” lösning på hur man skall råna och förtrycka folket, så vill bloggen att ni överväger följande utdrag ur en artikel på The Huffington Post, ”Taxpayer Dollars Paid A Third of Corporate CEOs”:

[…] More than one-third of the nation’s highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank.

”Financial bailouts offer just one example of how a significant number of America’s CEOs owe much of their good fortune to America’s taxpayers,” reads the report. ”Government contracts offer another.”

IPS has been publishing annual reports on executive compensation since 1993, tracking the 25 highest-paid CEOs each year and analyzing trends in payouts. Of the 500 total company listings, 103 were banks that received government bailouts under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, while another 62 were among the nation’s most prolific government contractors.

Notera hur nästan 40% av amerikanska företagsledare har fått sin inkomst betald av amerikanska skattebetalare. Är det sannolikt att det fungerar på helt annorlunda, bättre och mer moraliska sätt i andra västerländska fascistiska beskyddarekonomier? Sånt här är inget annat än flagranta uttryck för hur den fascistiska statens styresmän ser på hur marknaden och företagen skall skötas … med folkets pengar.

Betrakta följande statistik från The Wall Street Journal: a) År 1982 utgjorde nya företag ungefär hälften av alla amerikanska företag, enligt folkräkningsdata. År 2011 stod de för drygt en tredjedel, b) från 1982 till 2011 minskade den andel av arbetskraften som arbetar på nya företag till 11% från mer än 20%, c) det totala investerade riskkapitalet i USA föll nästan 10 % förra året och ligger fortfarande under sin prerecession topp, enligt PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Liknande siffror och statistiska samhällsekonomiska mönster hittar den nyfikne anti-fascisten i alla västerländska ekonomier.

Med allt detta i åtanke vill bloggen därför bara göra en liten anteckning om hur svårt det är att argumentera för att det bara är slumpen som styr och att all oro i världen beror på den otyglade kapitalismens inneboende svagheter och att det är den som ger upphov till ekonomisk otrygghet. Det krävs en alldeles särskild form av religiöst präglad politisk indoktrinering för att sådan propaganda och mytbildning skall kunna slå rot i en hel nations folkmentalitet, ja i all fall till skrämmande stor del. Allt börjar i skolan, kanske redan på lekis och i lågstadiet och med det som småskolefröknarna (såväl manliga som kvinnliga) tutar i de små liven av sin införskaffade och instuderade livskunskap.

Det är dags att börja kalla det samhällssystem vi lever i för det namn det rätteligen bör ha.

FREE MARKETS AND CAPITALISM ARE PERPETUAL REVOLUTION TO THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE. YOU NEED SOCIALISM TO KEEP THE ENRICHING PARASITIC ESTABLISHMENT IN PLACE

Till sist, av anledningar som inte har bäring på nånting alls som skrivits i detta inlägg, vill bloggen  bara hänvisa till en alldeles utmärkt blogg kallad, Political Calculations.

Beskyddarverksamhet i konkurrens

[Det är inte speciellt svårt att se militären som en metafor för Centralstaten. Hur maffian arbetar vet väl alla? ]

 

The cult of statism: ”Their goal is dominion … ”

There is plenty of ridiculous stuff going on in the world that is worth being against and complaining about but I think few people are really clear on what exactly they’re pushing for. And that really does matter. Most tyrants have come to power as a result of people’s righteous indignation against some other injustice. And all the while, almost no one advocates actual liberty or true justice. All of politics is about trying to get your beliefs and values forced on everyone else via government. And how well has that worked so far? Voting and politics does not lead to peace, freedom or justice. Ever. So I dare people to reconsider some of their most basic assumptions and beliefs because the fact of the matter is most good, honorable people still advocate widespread evil and oppression, without even noticing.

–  Larken Rose

Frivilighetsförespråkaren, anarkisten, libertarianen (kom inte på fler nedsättande mytomspunna etiketteringar) Larken Rose intervjuades på Daily Bell om sin tid i fängelse (politisk fånge), sitt skrivande, sin politiska filosofi och sin syn på Staten och Centralbanker, bland annat:

[…] They need taxes to control people and redistribute wealth. That’s the reason there is an income tax, and the reason the politicians will never willingly give it up.

Most people have a hard time comprehending the motivation of tyrants. Mere dishonesty and selfishness is not the problem. A common crook just wants to be rich. If those in Congress were common crooks, and just stole a billion dollars each, we’d be infinitely more free than we are now. That’s not their goal.

Their goal is dominion, the subjugation and enslavement of everyone else. In short, they really do hate humanity, because the idea of other people being able to run their own lives is, to a politician, the most horrible thing he can imagine. That’s why they start unnecessary wars, impose unnecessary taxes, write unnecessary laws and so on. Ironically, in a sense, George Bush was absolutely right. There are people out to destroy us because they hate the idea of us being free. But it’s not Arabs in caves in the Middle East. It’s the politicians right here.

[…] Politics is all about lying, making up things so the people think it’s a good thing, or at least a tolerable thing, to let someone else control their lives. All wars are based on lies, from both sets of tyrants. All fiat currencies are lies. And the lie which underlies all of it, all the attempts to subjugate human beings, is the lie that there can be such a thing as a legitimate, useful ruling class, as if mass extortion and violent repression can ever be a good thing for humanity.

Most of history has been people either demanding, or at least tolerating, widespread injustice and aggression, in response to the deceptions and manipulations of megalomaniacs. That will stop only when the big lie, the lie called government, falls apart in the minds of the victimized. If and when people stop believing the lies of those who want to rule the world, then and only then will we see real freedom and peace.

[…] It’s always hilarious to me that anyone still doubts that the banking system is a conspiratorial scam. What do they think, that it just happened this way by accident? Of course, it’s a very old, very organized scheme designed to enslave the world. That sounds so dramatic that people don’t want to hear it or believe it but the evidence is available for all to see. All the gruesome details can be fascinating but I’m just talking about the uncontested basics. A bunch of crooks fabricate money out of thin air, by the trillions. They then lend that made-up money to governments and others the world over, making it so the whole world is indebted to people who produced nothing of value.

The guy who works his butt off to pay his mortgage every month, so he can give a thousand or two or three to a banking cartel that just made up the money in the first place − how is that guy not the slave of the banks? They produced nothing, committed fraud and now the guy really and truly thinks that he has a moral obligation, month after month, to surrender his time and effort to the worthless parasites who run the banking system. Multiply that by a hundred million and that’s the current U.S. of A.

To think that was not the result of a malicious, intentional conspiracy is ridiculous. Sorry if I’m rambling on but as you can tell, the mass enslavement of mankind sort of bothers me.

[…] Daily Bell: Are we in a new era because of the Internet? We call what’s going on right now the Internet Reformation. We are optimistic about what people are learning as regards their society and the manipulations they’ve been subject to as well. What’s your take?

Larken Rose: It wasn’t very long ago that the only ideas that most people were ever exposed to came from the state-worshiping puppets known as the mainstream media. If all you ever hear is collectivist authoritarianism, how would you even know that there could be anything else? How many people would bother to rummage around in the philosophy section of their local library? Who needs it? The talking heads on the TV seem nice and seem educated so let’s just believe them, believe that what they tell us must be the truth and believe that their values and priorities must be the right ones.

Well, the internet has broken that particular mind-control mechanism for good. This interview, for example. Would I know who you are, would you know who I am, and would any of those getting this interview have known about either of us, if not for the internet? Yeah, maybe there would be four or five nonconformists secretly holding a meeting in someone’s basement every other Thursday, but the ability to spread ideas now has just exploded, far beyond what the parasite class will be able to control, ever again.

[…] Daily Bell: You were confident going into your trial that you would make a convincing argument. What happened?

Larken Rose: I did make a convincing argument. Any rational person who observed the trial − and many did − knew that I won, hands down. The trouble is none of the sheep in the jury box seemed to notice. I’m not kidding. The whole case was about whether I believed my income to be taxable. The judge correctly instructed the jury that if I believed I didn’t owe the tax I couldn’t be guilty of any willful tax crime even if my conclusions happened to be incorrect. And during the trial, the prosecutors, the judge, the exhibits they presented and the witnesses they called all agreed that I believe that my income is not subject to the federal income tax.

[…] And they are all absolutely dead wrong, as demonstrated by almost a hundred years of the government’s own official tax regulations. But when I show the [tax] regulations to people they just can’t process it. They can’t imagine that the highly paid tax lawyers wouldn’t know about it if it were true. Literally, most people don’t believe their own eyes when self-described experts disagree. Literally, I have never met an attorney or CPA who knew the regulations ever said that, except for a few who already reached the same conclusion I did. And this is one example of dozens I could give.

So you have a bunch of so-called experts who are ignorant of even the basics, and a couple hundred million common folk who cough up their hard-earned cash, year after year, based on the false assertions and baseless rumors of the ignoramuses who pretend to be experts on tax law.

Ouvertyr – centralstatens finansiella tyranni

En läsvärd artikel på ett dagsaktuellt tema som libertarianer får ordentlig ståpäls av eftersom alla ens misstankar om centralmaktens nonchalans infrias. Det man kan vara lite rädd för är att detta bara är början på nånting ännu värre:

GRAND THEFT CYPRUS

Det kanske är dags att gå över till det här.