Al Black
3 min readJul 30, 2018


Capitalism is merely the system of free trade between a willing seller and a willing buyer. Yes, there are excesses in Corporate Capitalism in countries where the Law allows corruption and oppression of workers by corporations, the the fault is not with Capitalism. Capitalism is ethically neutral, seeking only profit as an objective. The surrounding community is not ethically neutral: it has a duty to impose ethical behaviour upon companies acting within its jurisdiction. That is (or should be) the only role of Government in the free market: to regulate the behaviour of all participants to abide by commonly accepted moral and ethical rules.

Capitalism is just an engine for generating wealth: if allowed to be run by criminals without policing of ethical rules, bad things will result, although arguably not as bad as Socialist systems run by the same criminals. The answer to the evils of corporate Capitalism is not to destroy Capitalism, it is to regulate the corporates. No such socialist anarchy as you espouse has ever worked successfully, and it is one certainty of economics that none ever will.

Christ did not espouse Socialism: no such deranged theory existed until crazy Karl Marx infected humanity with this sick meme. Christ proposed free giving by the rich to the poor: Philanthropy rather than communism.

Charity should always be given freely by the generous, not extracted by force by the greedy from their betters. That is the difference between Christianity and Socialism: there is no way for a Socialist revolution to occur without widespread bloodshed to steal property from its rightful owners and redistribute it to the revolutionaries who always establish a totalitarian state to “protect the revolution”.

Read 1984 again: “ The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
George Orwell, 1984

To believe in Socialism in 1917 was perhaps understandable: it had never been tried before and Marxist rhetoric sounds nice, but to believe in it in 2018 after 100 years of testing it to destruction across half the planet is just stupid. You are one of those Stalin called “Useful idiots”, because you work against the best interests of freedom, and encourage Socialist revolution .

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

“If you are not a socialist at 18 you have no heart! If you are still a socialist at 30 you have no brain!”

~ Sir Winston Churchill



Al Black

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.