Capitalism is the Ultimate Form of Humanism
Recognizing the unique traits of the individual
You and your spouse have just been given a blessing.
You have brought a new child into the world.
You feel somehow helpless and all-powerful at the same time.
Such is the responsibility of parenthood.
You’ll find that your child seeks, no… craves, attention, affirmation and connection with other human beings.
At 14 months, your child wants to hear your applause as an unsteady stumble turns into a first unassisted walk.
At 10 years old, your child will be on the diving board at the local pool waving arms and shouting, “Look at me, Mom! Look at me!”
At 24, your child will beam as you congratulate them on their first promotion at work.
Human beings desire attention, confirmation and validation from other humans, from their earliest days to their last.
Capitalism Is Humanism
Capitalism has succeeded where all other economic arrangements have failed because it recognizes the basic needs of humanity.
Someone who has masterful woodworking skills can secure a living creating cabinetry and custom furniture. They enjoy the beauty of their creations and simultaneously the kudos they receive.
“Look at me, Mom!”
Another person might find a special talent in computer programming, another in writing books, and still another in plumbing and HVAC.
Each person on this planet is a unique individual. But each also has the basic need for acknowledgement and human affirmation.
Marxism Rejects Humanism
The offshoots of Marxism offer various forms of centralized economic control. Rather than allow humans to voluntarily interact — from the carpenter offering custom cabinetry to the website builder who specializes in shopping sites — Marxism places individuals in boxes and attempts to orchestrate their activities from afar.
The most ambitious Marxist experiments inevitably devolve into hard tyranny. From the Soviet model, Cuba, North Korea and — more recently — Venezuela, the lofty goals of centralized control inevitably fall short. And the more the central planners’ blueprints fail, the more control they assert.
The spiral is as depressing as it is predictable.
Marxism rejects the unique human need for attention, recognition and achievement.
Each individual is unique in G-d’s eyes. Marxism rejects individuality and places control in the hands of a planning elite that can never organize individuals as well as they can organize themselves.
“Look at me, Mom!”
Marxism tells the 10-year old on the diving board to shut up, get off the diving board and follow orders.
Marxism is an anti-human system of government and should be treated as a poison among all educated peoples.