Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Capitalism is not consumerism

Underlying most advocacy of ecomyths is an ideology that is inherently anti-consumption, anti-capitalist and anti-globalization. For many, today's environment is just a backdoor to ideological indoctrination, social engineering and the promotion of stasis. How this permeates into the media and the public mainstream is well illustrated by this pithy comment posted by McQ. It is writing like this that shows the true value of a blog to educate, inform and, thus, empower its readers.

For those who are more visual in their learning, here is an excellent link from the Globalisation Institute to the movie Globalisation is Good.

Churchill famously stated:
  • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
  • Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.