Developing a Commonwealth Mind-Set and Overcoming the Capitalist Mind-Set



Author

Class Warfare

Replace Capitalism

Prerequisite Essays

Demonic Cabal




      This is one of a series of dialectical interchange essays intended for those who are committed to a serious study of the material on this Website. This essay will be of interest only to those persons who are seriously interested in examining their current mind-set, ridding themselves of elements of predatory capitalist mentality, and developing a commonwealth mind-set.

      We begin with an inventory that indicates whether or not your mind-set is compatible with an interest in the commonwealth point of view.


1. It is natural and efficient for capitalists to own the means of production (tools, businesses, factories, banks, monetary systems).      True      False

2. It is natural and efficient for workers to labor for capitalists to produce goods and services.      True      False

3. It is unnatural and inefficient for capitalists to make any amount of profit from surplus labor (difference between amount paid workers and price of goods and services).      True      False

4. It is natural and efficient for workers to suffer unemployment and destitution whenever capitalists refuse to hire them.      True      False

5. Discovering the real truth about something is a frightening, unpleasant experience to be avoided whenever possible.      True      False

6. It is unnatural and inefficient for workers to pay taxes to support government and for capitalists to avoid paying taxes.       True      False

7. It is natural and efficient for taxpayers' money to be given to financial institutions when they fail.      True      False

8. Many people allow themselves to be so conditioned by others that they have no real ability to think for themselves.      True      False

9. Only a subversive could think that the United States is ruled by a plutocracy.      True      False

10. Because of the 9/11 tragedy, we should give up much of our freedom to be secure.      True      False

11. It would be absurd to say that you have misconceptions that would keep you from understanding the truth.      True      False

12. Which of these represents our ACTUAL current political system?
Government by the consent of the people
Government of, by, and for the people
Government ruled by wealthy persons--plutocracy

13. Which of these SHOULD BE the form of our political system?
Government by the consent of the people
Government ruled by wealthy persons--plutocracy

14. We couldn't possibly change our economic system.       True      False

15. All elected U.S. Presidents are outstanding leaders and are highly intelligent persons who have the interest of American workers at heart.    True    False