Brexit

I have just posted this comment on Malagabay.

The language being used is also interesting. The Leavers want to be sovereign and able to make their own decisions, laws, regulations etc. The Remainers prefer to have Brussels make the decisions.

Except the Leavers seem not to have realised that their preferred way of life is nothing other than capitalism, so Brexit is actually the debate about socialism versus capitalism.

Capitalism is the social system in which individuals choose what he/she does.

Socialism is the social system in which the State tells individuals what he/she does.

So this was written in 1925 by Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi,

The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals. …

Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit. This happened at the moment when Europe’s feudal aristocracy became dilapidated, and thanks to Jewish emancipation.

id/Coudenhove-Kalergi 1925, pp. 20, 23, 50

More here

So the goal is to produce a diversity of individuals to replace a diversity of cultures/peoples. But individuals think and act, and thus exercise choice. This is capitalism.

But socialism is about a self-appointed elite ruling the rest as hinted above according to rules and laws established by the State.

Which brings us to the only axiom I accept – the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
This entry was posted in Philosophy, Politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s