Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Capitalism

We live in a capitalist, free market society, right? Yeah, last time I checked, we do.

And in this capitalist, free market society, we have the right to make purchasing decisions based on facts/opinions/beliefs/feelings, right? That's what I thought.

So, why would I buy (or sell for that matter) something not built here in the good ol' U S of A? Because I live in a friggin' capitalist free market society, dumbass!!!!!

Definition: Communism. Dictionary.com would have us believe that communism means "A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members." Also see UAW, or for you simpletons, the United Auto Workers Union, where equal pay is doled out for un-equal work.

You see people, I sell product that I believe in. I sell product that has draw. I sell product I know I can sell to my clientele without having to bury them 6 feet deep, so as I can see them in three years to sell them another car. I sell product because I like it, and it SELLS! Done. Period. No other reasons. That's it. GM, FoMoCo and DamChry make a nice product, but not nice enough for me to buy or sell at this current moment. I cannot sell or buy it because I don't like it and do not believe in it. To sell it would be asinine, and do nothing but feed lazy pig headed greedy UAW workers who are draining the life out of companies who can't afford to now develop new product.

'Nuf Said!

20 Comments:

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lazy, pig headed UAW members..."

ALL of them? Each and every one?

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Tito said...

At least the ones collecting pay while on disability because of a pulled fingernail.

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Certainly there are exceptions to the rule, anon. BTW, read the opening line comments.... Your "quarter comment" doesn't carry much weight around here without a call name...

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Tito, right on. Nice Blog, BTW. You should check out the Conservative critic on the right side of my site...

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger P.I. Mom said...

Agreed 100% on all counts.

Unions have far outlived their usefulness and are now just sucking the life out of the economy and have created a bunch of selfish pigs.

 
At 11:41 PM, Anonymous VVWKB said...

An economist you are not. The profits from the Viet Nam War and the Oil Crisis of the 70's as earned by our corporations were taken overseas and not reinvested in America. Our steel mills were moved to China. Japan absorbed our auto industry through investments from American war profiteers. So blame the hardworking Americans while you sit there worrying whether or not your boss is going to catch you using the company computer to blurt your slog. You probably have to compete with you mother for net time at home too.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

What are you doing up at 2am blogging for, HMM?? Your mom's done masturbating to the lezzie sites and this is the only time you could get on???

Buzz off you self righteous prick.

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous VVWKB said...

Careful, your IQ is showing. It is 2:00 am where you are but it is now 8:00 am in the country I am presently located. Gee, I have my own computer and can work anytime. I do travel and gain knowledge from experience you idio-moron armchair warrior.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Careful, I posted that comment at 6pm. Either way, I don't care enough about you to keep track of whatever country you are from...

 
At 6:39 PM, Anonymous VVWKB said...

Careful, you were almost civilized.

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger PoliShifter said...

There is nothing free about the markets in this country. Supply and Demand is a grand illusion especially when it comes to oil.

Oil prices have been up based on pure speculative trading in the futures markets.

This has nothing to do with actual supply and demand but the preceived threat to supply some where in some distant future that never seems to materialize.

Its called price gauging.

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger PoliShifter said...

"Definition: Communism. Dictionary.com would have us believe that communism means "A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.""

Hey DCS, you mean sort of like OPEC and the Gas Station Consortiums that control the price of gas?

Or, do you mean like Halliburton and the tax payer dollars they steal from us and put in their collective pockets?

Is the United States Postal Service communism?

What about the Military?

I don't see anyone in this country advocating communism. You are fighting ghosts when you should be fighting the real enemey:

Fascism and Totalitarianism

China has a freer market than we do and is arguably more democratic.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger steven edward streight said...

Welcome back from vacation DCS.

Remember, it wasn't capitalism that gave us weekends, child labor laws, black and female voting rights, minimum wage, etc.

I am no communist, but I am an Ethical Anarchist Socialist in many respects, but also very conservative.

Corporate entities strut around with less morality than an average Union worker. Look at all the excesses in the corp world.

Unions and Communism could have never survived or existed, were it not for the sins of greedy fat cats and corrupt government.

Life has a way of creating an enemy for arrogant entities, which they then blame all the problems of the world on.

Left to themselves, without unions or government intervention, corporations will enslave children, use sweatshop labor, produce planned obsolescence, cut benefits, rob pension funds, sexually harrass employees (this happened to me, a woman boss tried to get jiggy with me repeatedly when I was young and handsome and fit), etc.

I don't want to speak of the pigs at Social Security who refused me benefits for a broken back. For every abuse of Social Security, there are 100 who deserve disability and get cheated from collecting it.

I worked at a gas station, where the jerk offs gave me NO smoke break, NO lunch break, and I had to stand for 8 hours a day.

Corporations violate labor laws and laugh as we buy their shitty crap product garbage.

There. I feel better now.

:*)

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Poli,

USPS is NOT communism, although I DO see where you are coming from. If I want to send something, I can send it UPS, DHL, FedEx, or private courier. Plus, email is currently killing USPS. That and competition are driving them to be more competitive.

"China has a freer market than we do and is arguably more democratic." What?!? GTFO! That is the funniest thing I have ever heard! So your government forcing you to work for pennies an hour is free market?!? THATS Democracy? Im sorry, did they elect their officials? C'mon! You are better than that Poli.

How is the Military a communist regime/organization. Did you want to start your own military? Go ahead, see if you can get some contracts... It is a free market. You do have the right as a citizen to peacably assemble.

Furthermore, oil is a global market. I am sure price gouging has been going on lately, but for the majority of the time, it is strictly based on global/national supply and demand. STOP driving as much, convince your friends and family to do the same. If enough people did it, WE could bring big oil and OPEC to thier knees.

Vaspers, Big money corporations wouldn't ever get away with enslaving anyone in the United States because of Unions and government intervention. But, how much is too much. Unless we create a higher tariff* on imported goods(which I am for, btw) US companies will continue to get squeezed when the product is manufactured inside of our borders.

*This incorporates a term known as Fair Trade, something we can get into on another day.

 
At 10:56 PM, Anonymous VVWKB said...

This what I mean about you armchair warriors. You believe everything your goverment wants you to believe. My biggest problem today is deciding whether I want to eat at McDonalds, Pizza Hut or Kentucky Fried Chicken after I finish shopping at WalMart once I get done checking my funds at Bank of America. Or maybe I can just have the local food that is also served here in Southern China. As I stroll down the street I am menaced by dragon ceremonies blessing a new business and the smell of incense everywhere that is burned in front of various altars depending upon religious conviction. How dare these communists exercise religion in public areas and put up displays that demonstrate not only religious freedom but the practice thereof. I can't wait to get back to America where I can hide in some covey hole (like you) and pretend to be free.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Okay. You KNOW everything about me. Say listen, Vet, did you defect? Is that why you are over in RedChina? It would explain your hatred for our country and our ideals. BTW, how is it making $0.23 an hour? Hmm?

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger PoliShifter said...

DCS you are a silly little child. I feel sorry for you.

You must open your eyes to the world around.

There are more philosophies in heaven and earth than there are in your mind DCS.

Please, don't tell me you fear communism???

Do you really think the United States would EVER become communist? If so, you truly are deluded.

Have you seen Good Night and Good Luck?

Do you want to go back to the McCarthy era?

We are in danger of becoming a fascist state where corporations and businesses control our government, not the people and is dominated by one party rule.

I am all for free markets.

So please explain to be why Halliburton should get all these no-bid contracts? Where is the free market in that?

Shouldn't bids be open up to everyone so we can let the free hand of capitalism decide who gets the contracts?

Well, that is no what Republicans advocate. Republicans advocate singular large corporations controlling markets, corporate welfare in the form of no-bid contracts for a select few cronie companies (namely Halliburton, its subisdiary Kellog, Brown, & Root, and Bechtel).

If we are such a free market society, how come we did not let China buy Unocal??? China offered more money Mr. FreeMarket DCS.

So explain to me why the Republican Dominated Congress blocked the transaction?

They say naivety is reserved for the young. Being that you are 23, I am begining to think this saying is true after all.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Sure. Give RedChina control of Unocal. Good call. Let another country control our oil supply.... Screw the head on straight before you think about these things...

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger PoliShifter said...

DCS,

Looks like you are really not a free market capitalist after all.

China is one of our largest trade partners, owns a bunch of our dept, and is making American Corporations a ton of money. American corporations have been outsourcing factories to China for years.

Half the stuff you buy and wear is from China. I would think you would have a little more respect for them.

And if you got out of your little world for once you would actually realize that China is not as bad as you think. We cannot survive without China.

Who else are we going to sell our debt to to fund our deficit spending?

The world is much bigger than your commute to work, your living room, and the grocery store. Take a peak outside the box for once.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous VVWKB said...

Hey DCS, did you know that traditionally red is the traditional color for happiness in China. The association of red with communism is our doing. As for importing Chinese products and quality. I used to judge China by its products too but after several visits here I learned that the products we receive are built to specifications provided by the American distributors. China is just designing and making things they way our corporations want them, not the way China makes things for themselves. China does have a mix of free and socialist markets but is more capitalist than we are when it comes to individual investment and opportunity. A real threat to the corporate way of life.

 

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