The internet is huge. Really huge. So incredibly huge…never mind, I’ll get to the point. You can’t see everything that’s out there so when we find something exceptional, we like to share. This is one of those times. Bill Whittle is tremendous, but this clip about Capitalism makes him more exceptional.
I’ll admit, I was just surfing YouTube to wear down my phone battery before I charged it and Bam!
Bill Whittle’s YouTube channel (subscribe here). They offer this sneak peek at some Members-only content. In it, I find this nugget, a golden one at that.
Democratic presidential candidate “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg suggests he’d rather have democracy than capitalism (which “has let a lot of people down”). He reacts to President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Stephen Moore, who said he’d take capitalism. Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green take this false dichotomy by the horns and wrestle it to the ground.
Watch the little socialist that could get taken to the woodshed as does the subject of Democracy v. Capitalism. I’ve included the entire video below (13 min), but the gold nugget is Bill’s opening response (3:28 sec).
Check it out, then watch the whole thing, and then subscribe to his YouTube Channel.
Bill’s answer – his explanation, is perfect.
Now, if you’d like to compare that to the current crisis of Democracy and the threat it represents to capitalism (shepherded by younger voters), take a few minutes to read this piece.
I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.
I see people talking freely, working on their MacBooks, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose
Read it all. Then come back and watch Bill again.
Capitalism is pure democracy (your freedom to make choices many times every day) protected by our Constitutional Republic. But you can’t enjoy the pure democracy of capitalism if your Government is a pure Democracy.
Is it a lesson we can teach the kiddies before it too late?
With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.
Here’s the entire ‘sneak peek’ from Bill Whittle’s YouTube Channel for your extended consideration.