Capitalism De-obfuscated and Unmasked


We Must Replace Capitalism With Commonwealth




Author
History of Capitalism   Class War The New Commonwealth
Perennialist Warfare Against Evil World Resistance Movement   US News Media: Fascist Collaborators
  Capitalists Murder Workers Capitalists Destroy Civilization   America Identical to Nazi Germany
  Replace Capitalism Now Casablanca As Anti-Fascism   Watch On The Rhine: Anti-Fascism



America is "the new model for the new concentration camp where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves and the inmates are the guards and they have this pride in this thing they've built. They've built their own prison and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners. And as a result, having been [psychologically] lobotomized, they no longer have the capacity to leave the prison they've made or to even see it as a prison."

My Dinner With Andre
by Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory


    In this essay we'll de-obfuscate the essence of capitalism in simplified terms and with explanatory illustrations. Our purpose is to make understandable:
  • How capitalism has existed from the beginning of humankind as a form of economic and political tyranny and murder

  • How capitalism can and must be replaced by commonwealth communities

From the Beginning of Homo Sapiens to 10,000 BCE

    In this beginning period of human history, humans instituted primitive natural democracy within partnership communities.

"Wise counsel and democratic procedures in both elections and depositions prevailed in place of coercive force. Production of the necessities of life was still on a rudimentary level, and there was no elitist ruling class to enforce its private-property rights. . . There was no private ownership of property. . . Sharp disproportions of material wealth or the dichotomy between possessors and dispossessed were absent from the primitive commune, as were the antagonisms engendered by these economic inequalities." 1

    At the beginning of this period of history, humans primarily engaged in hunting and gathering and had their identity through the matrilineal line.

"The advance made . . . from the primitive division of labor between the sexes to the new and far more productive social divisions of labor. For the first time an economic surplus came into existence over and above immediate needs of consumption. . . This surplus wealth came more and more into the hands of private proprietors, elevating a possessing class over the great majority of poor peasants and artisans."

"Men of wealth required sons for the transmission of that wealth and the primary function of the legally wedded wife was to be the breeder of heirs to a man's property. Women became chattels in a consolidated family institution that served the needs of the men and the wealthy class." 2


"One fascinating discovery about our past is that for millennia--a span of time many times longer than the 5,000 years conventionally counted as history--prehistoric societies worshipped the Goddess of nature and spirituality, our great Mother, the giver of life and creator of all. But even more fascinating is that these ancient societies were structured very much like the more peaceful and just society we are now trying to construct. This is not to say that these were ideal societies or utopias. But, unlike our societies, they were not warlike. They were not societies where women were subordinate to men. And they did not see our Earth as an object for exploitation and domination. In short, they were societies that had what we today call an ecological consciousness: the awareness that the Earth must be treated with reverence and respect. And this reverence for the life-giving and life-sustained powers of the Earth was rooted in a social structure where women and "feminine" values such as caring, compassion, and nonviolence were not subordinate to men and the so-called masculine values of conquest and domination. Rather, the life-giving powers incarnated in women's bodies were given the highest social value."
Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade, 1987


    At the end of this period, about 10,000 BCE, farming and animal husbandry had replaced hunting and gathering, humans saw the beginning of economic classes, some persons owning the means of production (capital) while others labored for them as slaves or workers. It was during this time that women became chattel.
"The cleavage of society into contending classes with opposed interests created the need for a public apparatus which could be used to regulate the antagonisms while maintaining the power and privileges of the propertied ruling class. Thus the state arose, with its judiciary, bodies of armed men (always men), and prisons to keep order on behalf of the wealthy exploiters. As the matriarchal clan commune was undermined, the collective democratic administration of affairs was likewise corroded. In place of the former female counselors or 'governesses' and their 'wise counsel,' there arose the coercive power of the armed forces. Chiefs who had formerly been chosen to carry out the decisions of the community became military leader in the service of the male masters of society." 3

"The rich man . . . conceived at length the profoundest plan that ever entered the mind of man: this was to employ in his favour the forces of those who attacked him, to make allies of his adversaries, to inspire them with different maxims, and to give them other institutions as favourable to himself as the law of nature was unfavourable.

"With this view, after having represented to his neighbours the horror of a situation which armed every man against the rest, and made their possessions as burdensome to them as their wants, and in which no safety could be expected either in riches or in poverty, he readily devised plausible arguments to make them close with his design. 'Let us join,' said he, 'to guard the weak from oppression, to restrain the ambitious, and secure to every man the possession of what belongs to him: let us institute rules of justice and peace, to which all without exception may be obliged to conform; rules that may in some measure make amends for the caprices of fortune, by subjecting equally the powerful and the weak to the observance of reciprocal obligations. Let us, in a word, instead of turning our forces against ourselves, collect them in a supreme power which may govern us by wise laws, protect and defend all the members of the association, repulse their common enemies, and maintain eternal harmony among us.

"Such was, or may well have been, the origin of society and law, which bound new fetters on the poor, and gave new powers to the rich; which irretrievably destroyed natural liberty, eternally fixed the law of property and inequality, converted clever usurpation into unalterable right, and, for the advantage of a few ambitious individuals, subjected all mankind to perpetual labour, slavery and wretchedness."
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality, 1754


From 6,000 BCE to the Present

Capitalist World Conquest

   Civilization  
Its Dates Universal Empire Invading Culture Their Dates
Mesopotamian  6000 BCE-300 BCE Assyrian/Persian Greeks 335 BCE-300 BCE
Egyptian 5500 BCE-300 BCE Egyptian Greeks 334 BCE-300 BCE
Cretan 3500 BCE-1150 BCE Minoan-Mycenaean Dorian and Greeks 1200 BCE-1000 BCE
Indic 3500 BCE-1700 BCE Harappa? Aryans 1800 BCE-1600 BCE
Canaanite 2200 BCE-100 BCE Punic Romans 264 BCE-146 BCE
Sinic 2000 BCE-400 CE Chin and Han Ural-Altaic 200 BCE-500 CE
Hittite 1800 BCE-1150 CE Hittite Indo-European 1200 BCE-1000 CE
Classical 1150 BCE-500 CE Roman Germanic Barbarism 350 BCE-600 CE
Andean 1500 BCE-1600 CE Inca Western 500 BCE-1945 CE
Mayan 1000 BCE-1550 CE Aztec Western 500 BCE-1945 CE.
Hindu 1800 BCE-1900 CE Mogul Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Chinese 400 BCE-1945 CE Manchu Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Japanese 850 BCE-1945 CE Tokugawa Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Islamic 500 BCE-1945 CE Ottoman Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Orthodox 350 BCE-1945 CE Soviet Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Western 500 BCE-1945 CE Europe & United States Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-?
Capitalist Barbarism 5000 BCE-? Europe & United States Commonwealth Polity 1996 CE   4


     The capitalist "wage slave" system is now in force worldwide. As a victim of this tyranny, you don't receive the full compensation for your work. By the very nature of the capitalist employer-employee (wage-slave) relationship, you get less compensation than you should, because the employer takes excessive profits. Let's take a look at how this happens by examining a very simple example of an exchange.


  A sack of wheat, let's say, costs $1.00   The use of the means of production (the mill) for this job costs $1.00   The owner of the means of production (the capitalist) pays you $1.00 for your labor
  The capitalist sells the sack of ground wheat for $8.00 Your labor has turned $1.00 dollar of wheat plus $1.00 in production costs plus $1.00 for your labor, into a commodity which is sold for $8.00. The profit is $5.00. The owner of the means of production (the capitalist) makes 5 times more in profit than you do in wages, plus he owns and can sell the means of production whenever he wants. And he can select cheaper labor as he pleases.
The ratio of average chief executive pay to worker pay is 550 to 1 in 2015, up from 301 to 1 in 2003.
  All natural commodities such as wheat should belong to all the workers in a society.   All means of production (capital goods) should be the property of all the workers in a society. Only persons in a society should receive remuneration (money or goods) who have labored in the production of goods and services and all should receive an equal share.

Capitalism: Fascism, Imperialism, Militarism, Dictatorship

     Capitalism is the economic structure used throughout the world at the present time, an economic system that involves private ownership of the means of production for profit. Means of production refers to all elements used in production: the resources, institutions, factories, personnel, machines, and tools used to produce goods and services for profit. Historically, capitalism has always been paired with the fascist political structure.

Capitalism is the current worldwide economic structure, whereas fascism is the sole political structure in use. Fascism is the political system in which the power elite, variously termed oligarchy, plutocracy, cabal, or ruling class, employ the police power of the State to enforce the political and economic domination of privately owned cartels and corporations, industrial and financial. Capitalism also intrinsically involves an imperialistic militaristic regime that exalts the nation above the individual, the rich above the poor, uses violence and modern techniques of propaganda, surveillance, and censorship to forcibly suppress political opposition, and stands for a totalitarian government headed by a dictatorial leader.

The complete meaning of capitalism, therefore, includes its fascist political expression, its imperialistic militarism, its dicatorship, and its intrinsic cannibalization and destruction of the working class. Fascism takes the form of plutocracy: rule of the wealthy. Capitalist enterprises most often take the form of a corporation.

    Some persons like to soften the meaning of capitalism by calling it corporatism and soften the meaning of fascism by calling it plutocracy, believing erroneously, that this is a more objective, "civil," and accurate term. On the contrary, referring to capitalism and fascism without including their predatory, murderous characteristics is nothing but a falsification and a euphemistic dodge.


Capitalism Intrinsically Involves Genocide and Eugenics

Capitalism has historically always involved racist genocide.

Workers throughout the world are being murdered through capitalist socially-engineered autogenocide.

Capitalist genocide is similar to Marxist and Nazi genocide

Degenerate thugs are now in charge of "euthenasia genocide:"   1   2

Mass sterilization

Billionaires for reducing the worker population

Capitalist omnicide



"The immanent tendencies of the capitalist mode of production which propel it towards a catastrophic economic crisis, also drive it towards mass murder and genocide."

MAC INTOSH, "Capitalism and Genocide,"
Internationalist Perspective, #36, Spring 2000




Goods

Services
Even though there are enough goods and services in the world to provide for all people if we produce for human use, under capitalism, the wealthy few benefit while the worker class suffers death (from imperialist wars, starvation, and homelessness), unemployment, destitution, and poverty.
   

Obscenely wealthy capitalist fat-cats
Destitute workers


A Better, Human Alternative Economic System



Goods

Services
There are enough goods and services in the world to provide for all people in the world if we produce for human use instead of for the profit of the capitalist class.
   
Production for human use instead of production for profit
   

All people can be provided for.


"Capitalism is admittedly an incredibly productive system that has created a flood of goods unlike anything the world has ever seen. It also is a system that is fundamentally (1) inhuman, (2) anti-democratic, and (3) unsustainable. Capitalism has given those of us in the First World lots of stuff (most of it of marginal or questionable value) in exchange for our souls, our hope for progressive politics, and the possibility of a decent future for children."

Robert Jensen, "Anti-Capitalism in Five Minutes or Less"


We Must Overcome Capitalist Destruction of the Human Mind


      Even though most Americans' minds have been destroyed by capitalist ideology, propaganda, and brainwashing, the few intelligent persons remaining can and must expose capitalism and begin developing new societal concepts and structures.

      This is not only a desirable goal, it is actually essential if humankind is to survive capitalist annihilation. Humans, with the assistance of persons such as Plato, were able to recover from the mind-destruction of the oral phase in fifth century Greece.

      The Perennialist stream of thought was re-introduced into the West beginning about 1000 C. E., and all the depraved offenses against human nature the Church and capitalist dictators could muster were not enough to impede the onward flow of human illumination and development. The Perennialist tidal flow carried forward, eventuating in the Renaissance, the cultural movement beginning in central Italy in the late 14th century. It initiated a rebirth of science, philosophy, art and poetry. Renaissance humanism was characterized by an attitude and way of life centered on human interests or values, stressing an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason and other human skills. Among the Renaissance humanists, Platonic and neo-Platonic thought once more assumed central importance. The writings of antiquity were translated by Renaissance scholars such as Ficino, making it possible to regain the insights and wisdom of earlier cultures.

      In response to capitalism's destruction of the human mind, the Perennial Tradition is once again bringing the light of reason to humankind and developing cooperative commonwealth communities.


"A new society is possible only if, in the process of developing it, a new human being also develops, or in more modest terms, if a fundamental change occurs in contemporary Man's character structure. . .

"The need for profound human change emerges not only as an ethical or religious demand, not only as a psychological demand arising from the pathogenic nature of our present social character, but also as a condition for the sheer survival of the human race. Right living is no longer only the fulfillment of an ethical or religious demand. For the first time in history the physical survival of the human race depends on a radical change of the human heart. However, a change of the human heart is possible only to the extent that drastic economic and social changes occur that give the human heart the chance for change and the courage and vision to achieve it."

Erich Fromm, To Have Or To Be?






References and Updates



Notes:

1 Evelyn Reed, Introduction to Frederick Engels' The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State

2 Ibid.

3 Ibid.

41996: the year the New Enlightenment Website was inaugurated