Re: Private Property and Capitalism
Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:09:53 -0400 wrote:
>>My ancestors acted like "Native American" socialists, I guess. They acted
communally and hunted for the group, finally settling down and farming for
the group. Not exactly (;-) capitalists. They took land by force all the
time (right up to the middle 1970's). Some of them now days are capitalists
and some are still socialists.

Count me as a capitalist. And my ancestors too. ; -) The English homesteaders
and the Chinooks. In fact the Chinook were the most respected trade epople
of the Pacific Northwest.. especially the women were noted for their business

I can give examples if you want: The
socialists "feel sorry" for me because I do not accept government
entitlements. It's a long story but I am not exactly (;-) attracting them as
friends these days. They want me to "fight" for more government money.>>

I agree. For profit is better than no profit ANYTIME.

>The capitalists among us (who I am and others who I admire) are starting
businesses and supporting ourselves. We don't like what they see as
government "hand-outs". >>

I agree 100%. The government is not ( nor ever will be) handing out self
esteem, self ownership *or* self empowerment.