Democracy and Capitalism are not the problem!

Posted: November 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

Just watched the movie, Elf, again last night. Will Farrell and Zooey Deschanel, what’s not to like! However, the bad father message in the film really stood out to me this year. I can not count the movies this past year I have seen, where the evil greedy capitalist businessman or the over committed working father that neglects his children, is the bad guy. Of course, this  storyline is written, acted and directed by multimillionaire socialist “artists” who have done pretty well in this capitalist society. I guess fathers would have more time for their children working in a compassionate government job, living in a government provided apartment? It’s funny though, these compassionate socialist government leaders and the artists that support them would still live the abundant lavish lifestyle “they deserve” for being the leaders in this working class revolution. At least, that has proven to always be the case, every time in history, this government promised “heaven on earth” has been implemented.

Herein lies the problem to their version of heaven on earth. Once in power, there is just no equal way for equal distribution for all. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, in his book, “Thou Shall Prosper” (great read, by the way) uses this analogy. Lets say an island only has 20 oceanfront lots. Not enough for everyone in the society to have an ocean front lot. Who gets the ocean front lot? The compassionate government has to choose and how do they choose? History tells us, the government leaders and their famous/popular supporters get them. Then who gets the lots next to them and so on and so on. The fairest way, of course, is for the government to stay out of the decision-making process of who gets what and simply provide a fair playing field for the individual to “pursue happiness” as they see fit.

Why is it, that only socialist’s can be compassionate? Especially since history has proven them out to be just as greedy as capitalists, once in power. Why can’t a capitalist be compassionate and freely share their wealth with others? Why would people in government, by default, be a more compassionate group? History says they are not any more compassionate and many times, once in power, much more ruthless. The compassionate capitalist seems to me the only hope of the “heaven on earth”, the socialist’s promise.

I would love to see a movie about the compassionate capitalist, simply from the goodness in his heart, helping his fellow-man. People like billionaire Jon Huntsman and his cancer research institute. Of course this happens all over America everyday, but you would never know it listening to the “voices” of today.

Freedom to chart your own course and helping your fellow-man along the way is the only road to “heaven on earth”, as I see it.

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Comments
  1. ricktidwell says:

    Doug, you are one of those businessmen I spoke of. Keep up the good work!

  2. In your closing you wrote: “I would love to see a movie about the compassionate capitalist, simply from the goodness in his heart, helping his fellow-man. People like billionaire Jon Huntsman and his cancer research institute. Of course this happens all over America everyday, but you would never know it listening to the “voices” of today.” I say, what a beautiful world we would live in if the public would see this view instead of what Hollywood and our Government trys force feed us! Hollywood nor our Governement move me in a way to be successful for them, I choose to be an obedient and follow Him!

  3. […] investors out in the cold and the taxpayers on the hook? When the government starts being all compassionate to one group, they have to take away from another group. I don’t quite get how a person or entity can be […]

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