The Past Hundred Years in a Nutshell: Communism via Gradualism

Written by William Pauwels on March 12, 2014

As you know, the concept of private property rights and unreasonable search by government agents are clearly spelled out in the Constitution of the USA.

 Unfortunately, too many Americans are unfamiliar with these Constitutional protections and the consequences of their violation.

Furthermore, the mainstream media is not interested in educating the public on these principles and their benefits.  To make matters worse, many journalists have been educated in liberal institutions that promote de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist/ Liberal-Leftist ideologies that idealize centralized government control of society by government elites. 

The so-called Progressives have been gradually moving ignorant segments of our population in the direction of these quasi-Communist concepts for over 100 years, since the days of Teddy Roosevelt.  It has currently climaxed with the election of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Clinton/Dem-Party cabal.  And even the Republican Party is tilting in the direction of many populist, quasi-Communist ideas.

Too many Americans do not know their history, which clearly demonstrates that the keys to a flourishing economy; plentiful, good-paying jobs; and individual prosperity for the greatest number . . . is a competitive, cooperative, free-market, free-enterprise, private-property, balanced-trade, entrepreneurial, innovative, personal-initiative, profit-motivated, moral, law-and-order, low-tax, decentralized economic and political system . . . where private companies and enterprises exist, and people freely produce, to meet the needs, wants and expectations of their customers, clients, employees, suppliers, communities, creditors, shareholders, and future generations − in that order of priority.  And this must be accomplished at a price/cost ratio sufficient to support the ongoing and balanced needs of their free-enterprises and their suppliers . . . and adequate to provide investors and creditors with an attractive return on their invested capital . . . and sufficient to offset the implicit risk of supporting the financial needs of businesses and their stakeholders.

Free market, competitive, Constitutional Capitalism is a time-proven economic and political system that benefits the greatest number. . . based on freedom, natural law, and the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods . . . characterized by free, competitive markets, motivation-by-profit, and safety nets for those who cannot care for themselves.

In a Marxist/Socialist oriented economy, many of these functions and forces are taken over by centralized government elites, bureaucrats, and complacent job-fillers, who can’t possibly provide the collective wisdom, experience and motivation of liberated businesspersons, entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers . . . producing in a competitive, cooperative, free-market, free-enterprise, low-tax, private-property, “sky’s-the-limit,” financially-responsible, Constitutional, Capitalistic economy.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.