Capitalism Is Communism

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America march at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. 17 September 2011. (photo: David Shankbone)

Fight the Power

Young Democratic socialists can stop worrying already: The free market is the best tool in the proletariat’s tool box.

Who is more powerful, Donald Trump or Mark Zuckerberg?

Exposing Communism’s Fatal Flaw

It’s true that Donald Trump is the President of these very powerful and influential United States, and Trump does have those nuclear launch codes. But he is only President because other people put him there. And he won’t be President forever.

That you even have to wonder who really is more powerful, Trump or Zuckerberg, proves my point irrefutably.

Under capitalism, a titan of industry like Zuck can give the sitting head of the government of the mightiest nation in the world a run for his money in the power department. That’s two people, sharing power.

Communist China

Long the untouchable scourge of human rights advocates, China is again impinging mightily on the freedom of its citizens.

Free Market Checks and Bank Balances

Capitalism versus socialism and communism is a question of how power is distributed in society.

Defining Power

Yes it is about who controls the military, and who has the red button, but power is not that simple.

Power is centered on who controls the resources in a society: Money, medicine, food sources, power sources, basic utilities, information.

Power Distribution in the U.S. Under Capitalism

Government:

  • Executive Branch: President
  • Legislative Branch: Speaker of the House
  • Supreme Court: Chief Justice

Military:

  • Department of Defense: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (highest position in the military)
  • Head of each branch of the military

Industry:

  • Bank owners
  • Telecommunications heads
  • Technology leaders
  • Power and light distributors
  • Oil magnates
  • Food source distributors
  • Medical industry heads

Free Press:

  • Controls information

Power Distribution in the U.S. Under Communism

Government:

  • Executive Branch: President
  • Legislative Branch: Speaker of the House
  • Supreme Court: Chief Justice
  • Banks
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology
  • Power and light
  • Petroleum and other fuel sources
  • Food supply
  • Medical
  • Press: Information

Military:

  • Department of Defense: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (highest position in the military)
  • Head of each branch of the military

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