Reblog: The Birth Of Capitalism

Dave sums it up well. Don’t you agree?

A Humanist's perspective

By the strangest of circumstances,
A group of ten previously unknown,
Were deserted in a far off sea,
A tropical isle they now commonly owned.

We must work together, said one;
And together erect ten huts.
If we will only cooperate,
Then we won’t find ourselves in a rut.

We must also gather food,
So each one of us can eat.
We will share what we gather,
At an appointed place we will meet.

Most everyone agreed,
Yet as plans were underway,
A certain man stepped forward,
He had something he wished to say.

Everyone was silent,
As this man made his case,
He said equality is wrong,
Then he volunteered to run the place.

He explained that their plan,
As pleasant as it might seem,
Was actually Socialism,
Contrary to the American Dream.

Cooperation is a liberal plot,
And sharing lacks the appeal,
Of good old fashioned competition,
Then…

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6 thoughts on “Reblog: The Birth Of Capitalism

    • He’s quite talented in his poetry, but I felt this one was one of his best. So relevant to the current climate.

      BTW, I have never asked for permission to reblog … ?? Perhaps it’s the “thing to do,” but I’ve been blogging for a long time and never had anyone complain whenever I shared their post.

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      • Early on in my blogging days, a blogger named Jason, who goes by “Opinionated Man”, took me under his wing and showed me the way around blogdom, and how to be successful. He had, at that time, some 56,000 followers, so I figured he knew what he was talking about. The most important thing he taught me was to always answer every comment. Somewhere along the line, he said it was respectful to ask permission to re-blog, and so I just always have. You’re probably right, that most people are honoured to have their work shared — I know I am — but it’s just a habit that is ingrained in me now. I only know of one blogger, John Pavlovich, who does not allow re-blogging of his work.

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        • I disagree with Jason’s teaching about answering every comment. IMO, some comments stand on their own and don’t need any further remarks. Although I will say it’s nice to receive feedback when you’ve taken the time to write your thoughts/opinions about the subject matter. I guess it’s really a matter of personal preference … and how much TIME one can devote. 🙂

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          • If there really isn’t anything to say to a comment, I might just ‘like’ it, or put an emoticon. But, as you say, I figure it’s the least I can do if someone takes their time and goes to the trouble to interact. And, for the most part, I enjoy responding to comments. I’ve gotten to know many of my blogging friends through the back-and-forth in the comments, and some have become almost like family. So, it’s a win-win, but not everybody has the time, as you say. I’m usually doing comments well after midnight, for my days are spent researching and writing, in addition to the mundanities, such as house chores, cooking, laundry … sigh.

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