Western Civilization teeters on the verge of collapse. The social and economic policies of the political and financial establishment sinks as a bloated mixture of quack Keynesian economics and spurious socialist dogma. You may believe the stock market indicates otherwise; however, any free market economist can expose the so-called recovery as a fraud. In addition, most people show no love for rational selfishness and laissez faire capitalism.
You may be wondering how it’s possible for us to feel any love towards fellow human beings…when so many seem to be caught up in a whirlwind of evil doings, while others apathetically put up with it. Ayn Rand stated “Evil requires the sanction of the victim.”
Maybe you feel it’s virtually impossible to experience love in close personal relationships, when the disharmony of money, personal and social problems pollutes each precious day. You might conclude love is an illusion…something biological to insure the propagation of the human race.
What follows is a diagnosis of our current troubling situation and a way of life that offers hope for the future.
Does the World Need More Love?
Are you familiar with the song “What the World Needs Now Is Love” written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, performed by Jackie DeShannon? The song reached Billboard’s Top 10 during the summer of 1965. It captures the “love” movement of the 60’s…which was sadly polluted with socialism, free love and communal living. Many of the advocates of this irrational lifestyle, mutated into dangerous social altruists and collectivists.
Even though the poets, philosophers and songwriters have waxed on about the sublime heights of love for centuries…there appears to be a scarcity of it in our modern world. The negative emotions of hate, fear, guilt and envy seem to reign supreme. The covetousness of altruists and irrational people created our social system of destructive government interventionism. Contrary to what modern progressives claims, love flees the scene, seeking refuge in a secret hideaway.
Certainly, the world could use an abundance of love. Many lonely people are longing and crying for love’s nurturing flame to soothe their emotions and warm their spirit. Sadly, they seek in vain because they reside in a world of wishful fantasies that alternate with debilitating frustration and despair. These sorrowful men and women fail to realize love resides in values set firmly in reality.
Do you know that certain conditions must exist before the majority of people are able to feel the sublime experience of a real love? Currently these conditions are lacking due to a misguided faith in altruism and the destructive social systems of socialism and government interventionism.
Capitalism and the Sanctity of an Individual’s Life, Liberty and Property
Consider this. If people no longer respect the sanctity of an individual’s life, liberty and property, how is it possible that the positive emotions of love, happiness and joy can thrive? Fortunately, there exist rationally selfish individuals who believe in trading value for value…and possess the integrity to practice this in their everyday activities. Tragically, many shortsighted individuals seek unearned benefits…something altruists continually encourage, often at the point of a gun. Our continuing economic woes confirm this fact.
Since special interests created the evil Federal Reserve System, members of our economic system have depended on the easy money created out of thin air by the Fed’s misguided policy of artificially low interest rates. For years, borrowers no longer needed to work hard and save for the future. They were supplied the means to live high off the hog, without the nuisance of worrying about obligations finally coming due. Of course, believing you can receive value without giving any in return is the grand illusion. We now know the payments have come due…and the piper demands payment with compound interest on compound interest.
Instead of admitting that the Federal Reserve System, along with misguided government policies, were destructive to long-term prosperity and abundance, our “glorious” financial and political leaders advocated massive financial bailouts…forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab. That’s social altruism run amok.
Collectivists maliciously sell out the individual’s life, liberty and property wholesale. Because of their treachery, the rotten mess slowly but certainly decays…stinking up the place.
Here’s a question for you. Do you honestly think fear and misery will foster peoples’ love for their fellow humans? That’s what those treacherous social altruists want you to believe. So what happens? Most people seem content to shift the burden to others. Yes, you can obviously see what the renunciation of self-responsibility amounts to.
The world needs rationally selfish individuals who respect life, liberty and property. Love, harmony, peace and goodwill between people and nations depend upon this marvelous way of thinking and living becoming a fact of reality.
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
Do you realize the anti-capitalistic mentality leads to government interventionism that destroys the values productive individuals built our great nation on? Our two party system, which is firmly controlled by Democrats and Republicans, has deteriorated into gang warfare. Every group attempts to live at the expense of all others groups. The result of this plunder is that the smallest minority of all, the lone individual is sacrificed on a cross made of fool’s gold.
A politician, who would stand up and demand an end to the group warfare and massive government handouts, would soon be an ex-politician. This is why a politician of honesty and integrity is a rarity. The voters seldom tolerate a politician (statesman) who hits them squarely with the facts of reality and demands support for yanking out the rotten economic teeth. The anti-capitalistic mentality of altruism captured the unthinking minds of people who prefer mindless entertainment.
Let’s give people the benefit of doubt and consider most of them as decent human beings. Unfortunately, the establishment brainwashed them into believing and accepting anti-capitalistic nonsense…force feeding them philosophic half-truths and economic lies. I believe it would be difficult to find an American citizen who consciously supports the destruction of the American Way of Life. Of course, altruists, do-gooders, world-improvers and socialists do everything possible to destroy the values that our founding fathers so logically and lovingly used to build America. After all, these parasites can’t tolerate honest values getting in the way of satisfying their greedy, immoral desires. They bamboozle the masses into accepting their preposterous vision of a collectivist utopia, removing opposition to their thieving, plundering ways. And you wonder where the love went.
The Keynesian and socialist economic theories of the establishment are pure humbug. I think our continuing economic woes reveal this is true. Of course, the establishment attempts to shift the blame to laissez faire (unhampered) capitalism, when it is their own anti-capitalistic policies that cause our gargantuan mess.
Praxeology (economics) and Objectivist ethics proves beyond any reasonable doubt that laissez faire capitalism is the only social system that can supply men and women the material and spiritual values that make life worthwhile. All other social systems thwart the individual’s efforts to achieve his goals and desires.
If you would like to understand the mess our government and Federal Reserve System created, read the trade cycle theory of the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. In addition, he irrefutably proves that unhampered capitalism is the only social system that is in harmony with economic law. Also, Ron Paul’s eye opening book End the Fed exposes the Fed for the fraud that it is.
Do you desire that peace, love and harmony reign supreme on earth? If you do, you must realize that unhampered capitalism is precisely what the worlds needs now. We need an abundance of individualists who trade value for value and who would never purposely live at the expense of another. Actually, the world needed these yesterday, but alas, yesterday is gone.
Love, Rational Selfishness and Capitalism
Now we have within our grasp a precious gift. What the world needs now is rationally selfish individuals who love their highest values…and would never compromise them.
Since time immemorial, people have wished, and hoped, and dreamed of a world filled with rainbows, cotton candy, circuses, festivals, love fests, etc. Now that’s an easy trap to fall into. However, we know illusions never lead to a real love…one based on reality.
The reality of love means:
- A world populated by rationally selfish individuals who uncompromisingly respect a person’s life, liberty and property.
- The social system of laissez faire capitalism. It’s the only social system that offers people the chance to experience the wealth and prosperity they desire…and the peace and harmony that all men and women of goodwill long for.
How about visualizing the following with me? In my wildest dreams, I have a vision. I see a world of individuals who happily trade value for value. They are rationally selfish individuals who respect a person’s life, liberty and property. These men and women soar as enlightened, benevolent people, who naturally display love, kindness and understanding towards their fellow humans. That’s because they exist as beings of impeccable reasoning abilities and high self-esteem.
The beauty of my vision is incredible. I also see something else. These magnificent individuals create a highly advanced civilization. I’m not quite sure I understand what type of social system they have. Wait a minute! It is laissez faire capitalism. The progress is mind-boggling. Since I’m a member of a sabotaged economy it’s almost unrecognizable…but what I see is grander than any utopia altruists and collectivists attempt to spawn.
If you think I’m only dreaming, I understand. However, remember that the dreams of today often become the reality of tomorrow…especially if they are born from the seeds of desire and of course, also possess the light of reason, logic, rationality and love.
RA Meyer – The Objectivst Masters the Social Maze