Reagan one quoted someone as saying; “If Fascism ever comes to the Americas, it will come in the name of Liberalism.” He said this in an interview in the 1980’s, you can actually search it on YouTube and get the exact words as he spoke them. Here is the actual video,
We typically search for things that confirm our bias, for me I try to do the opposite. I try to look for things that disprove what I believe. I try to imagine that what I am searching for is the truth, whether or not I want to accept it. Objective truth, can not control your subjective reality. You can not allow yourself to believe that you are some form of artificial intelligence, or you will forget the whole point of living. Which is simply to live, to experience life and make the most out of it. Whatever that is. Epictetus was born into slavery, as one of the great Philosophers of the ancient Greeks, he said;
“It is impossible to learn, that which you think you already know.”
Most people assume that they already know something, I get this from my son. A child is the most innocent of humans, it is hard for them to lie. He tells me constantly; “I already know Dad!” My reply is often very simple, “Oh yeah!, tell me about it?” When you ask someone to explain that which they think they know, they will soon realize they didn’t really know anything at all. I personally do not set out to disprove others, that only vindicates yourself as the only one right. Like I have some magical monopoly on truth, as if anyone could hold the answers to all truths. That is my subjective perception of truth, might vary from person to person. But let’s not get caught up on the argumentation of the hue of blue the sky is today, that is trivial.
So why Capitalism for Communism? What does that even mean? Well to me all “isms” are forms of control and manipulation. Look at religion, and that inner “hesitation” that it causes. It allows for us to become invested in something that is outside of us, to be in control of us. For me that is what I have always seen with in religious organizations, that is why I look inside myself for my own religion to define me. Like believing in “The Bible”, what version? What religions “Bible” is the right one?
People in other countries, tend to believe in something different than you. Even if it is the same Bible, it is a different version of that Bible. King James Version verse the New Testament? Why did they remove The Gospel of Thomas? Those quotes are good sayings, that Jesus, or Yeshua apparently told Thomas in the cave. When he departed from his counsel, the other disciples asked him; “What did he tell you?” referring to the words that Jesus had spoken to him. He replied; “If I tell you, you will cast me out and stone me.”
What did Jesus say to him in those 114 verses?
“Whoever interprets the meaning of these words, shall not perish, but rejoice in ever lasting paradise.” My interpretation of the three different translations through the broken connection of Hebrew or Aramaic to Greek, and then translated to English. How many words were lost or changed? What if in the beginning it was simple? What if we were all to just coexist, rather than focus on Capitalism, which is just a means to production. Or Communism, a production of the means. The government is the dividing factor on both spectrums, that we allow ourselves to be loosely embodied, even momentarily in our own thoughts and desires. That we will aspire to be something more than what we want to be, greater than what we thought we could be. That is Freedom, not Capitalism and surely not Communism or Fascism, or even Mormonism. These ideals all promise a means to an end, if you follow a certain path.
Isn’t that just control? Are we not free to create or own path? Not defined by a government or religious identity. Which so closely resemble the same thing, all roads lead to Rome. Vatican to be more specific, a walled off city in Rome.
But what does all of this have in connection? And aren’t you just a crazy conspiracy theorist? Well I have been called crazier things, the common trend hash tagging on Twitter or other Fascist platforms seems to be connecting Conservatives to radicalism, which is another form of progressivism. Look at how I interconnect all these words, which have no real meaning except the individual meaning we as people apply to them. For me I am not really anything other than my human version of myself, the things I have identified myself to be by the actions and decisions that have dictated my own existence. I think for Americans we are lucky to be able to create our own opportunity. I mean even if Joe Biden really is our President, 99% of Americans will just keep living life normally. Who really cared about government before anyways, now everyone knows how corrupt they are and is anyone even doing anything? Well it takes time to vote generations and decades of corruption out. I think Americans are trying, and the rest of the worlds people are uniting. Tyranny will probably take it’s last stand, nothing ends without a peaceful fight.