Capitalism Vs. Socialism
Earlier this week I said to watch out for my thoughts on this topic… I never posted it that day. But here it is:
Capitalism: An economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth
Socialism: A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. In Marxist theory, the stage following capitalism in transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Personally, the economic system I prefer to be in is capitalism. I feel this way because it has proven its effectiveness much more in the United States and other countries that have adopted it versus socialism. Socialism is founded on principles that inhibit individualism, growth, entrepreneurship and even critical thinking of the people. In socialism the government tells the people what they want to do, how they want to live their lives and what to teach our children. A politically active blogger, Justen Charters, said it well:
You’re telling me that a rich guy who makes 500 trillion dollars a year shouldn’t share his 500 trillion dollars with everybody else?
He continued on to “defend” this socialistic thinking playing the part of someone justifying that they should receive part of the money because they paved the road that the rich guy drives his Bentley on. It was refreshing to see that someone else of my demographic had common sense, however, this socialistic attitude is very common in Americans today. Simply put, socialism is an example of “we the government-dependence” (entitlements and privileges over principles), while capitalism represents “we the people” (accountability and responsibility). Unfortunately socialism is being taught today to kids by their parents and the department of education. For example, valuing your privileges over your principles and to be politically correct instead of telling the truth, are what is being taught by society, parents and schools.
Capitalism ensures that the only thing we get a “cut” for is what we work for and we don’t get “free lunches”, but that what we do get are opportunities, if we strive for them.
Yes! Thank you! Well said! Absolutely!
If that’s not motivation enough to watch this video… then how about just watching it because you have nothing better to do on Tumblr. It’ll most likely be the most valuable logic you’ve ever received via social media.
Young Voter Boldly Speaks Out Against Big Government (by DearCitizenTv)
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.
— John F. Kennedy
Seems like we have forgotten that in our nation.
Protest SOPA & PIPA With Me
Hey guys, I got this idea that I wanted to spread to you. Several of you have been active about spreading awareness and being aware on SOPA & PIPA. I got an idea we could put together a “conversation” on Facebook that then would be edited with blackout of the important subjects to bring awareness that even discussing or sharing copyrighted information could be threatened. Let me know if you’re interested and feel free to add any more of your friends who are active on SOPA and PIPA to this too! I think it’d be cool!
You can participate by sending a friend request on Facebook, a tweet on Twitter or we can even do it here right on Tumblr by sending me a message!
It’s Not Just Being Thankful, But Being Aware of What We’re Thankful For
This thought was shared with me yesterday morning and it stuck with me all day. I’ve shared many things on being thankful this Thanksgiving, but I haven’t yet shared what I am thankful for. I know this is a little late, but why should Thanksgiving be the only day we think of being thankful?
Tumblr Users Are Averaging 3.6 calls per second to House Representatives! Yeah!
Holy crap — you guys are averaging 3.6 calls per second, and rising!
You’re making a real difference. Don’t let up. Spread the word.
I contributed. Did you?! If not… DO IT! NOW!
…no don’t scroll down.
NOW! (otherwise you’ll forget)
The fate of the Internet is in your hands and only your hands!
Contribute to Stopping the Law that Will Censor the Internet! I Did.
Today Tumblr has started taking advantage of it’s huge target audience, all 33,313,876 users, by informing us that….
You can see the entire message on Tumblr at tumblr.com/protect-the-net. I highly recommend taking part in stepping up and stopping this. It doesn’t take long and only one simple phone call. They provide the form and direct you right to your House Representative so you can tell them what they think. They also provide a link for you to email them.
I did it and I didn’t have to wait on hold and it only took a second. What did I say? Well, besides the fact that Tumblr tells you what to say on the phone — I basically followed their instructions, but I told them my name, where I was from and diplomatically explained how this act wasn’t right. Actually… I read right from the Tumblr message which said:
As written, they would betray more than a decade of US policy and advocacy of Internet freedom by establishing a censorship system using the same domain blacklisting technologies pioneered by China and Iran.
The link also provides other links to useful information, including this video.
I suggest checking out these links and making a difference. We need to take advantage of the freedom of speech, while we still have it before it’s too late.