Friday, October 27, 2006

Kill Capitalists?!

Someone actually typed 'kill capitalists' into a Google search and ended up on my blog. Maybe he (or she) is simply trying to find articles or blog posts about how capitalists are misunderstood in some societies and, in sympathy, is trying to find ways to help, say by handing out free copies of Human Action by Ludwig von Mises, or Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.

Somehow, I doubt that.

More likely he (it has to be a he, I think) is yet another dopey, ill-informed, misguided and deluded dimwit, someone who doesn't like himself or the world around him, and who assumes that everything that troubles him must be someone else's fault. Yep, it has to be a conspiracy by capitalists. Nothing else could possibly make any sense.


The scary part is that this person could easily be an academic in a university somewhere. And he would be in the company of plenty of other, similarly deluded professors and administrators. Thankfully, at least most students are beginning to think more rationally than many of their professors.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Yes, I do, actually. (LMAO)


  1. I just think it's funny someone actually typed that into google! LOL!!

    Hope you've got an alarm system.


  2. I typed it into google, I hope you've got an alarm system

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  4. Yeah because I know exactly where you live <.<

    Dont take everything so seriously

  5. I can take a joke, normally. Still, along with all the sane and wonderful people in the world, there are some really sick and mentally disturbed people out there, and based on a few words in a blog-comment, especially an anonymous one, it is difficult to tell which is which.

  6. Yeah, besides I'm only 15 so you have nothing to worry about even if I was serious.

    Oh, and the Kill Capitalists thing was me looking for a topic on a forum I'm a member of.

  7. OK, Anonymous. If you ever want to know anything real about capitalism, not the bullshit they likely teach you in school, Google Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlett, Adam Smith. True capitalism is the freest kind of economic existence. As soon as government gets involved, it causes an imbalance as some businesses and entire economic sectors get protected by their cronies in parliament or congress.

    Or.. if you want to know anything, as me. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you. I have a 14-year-old son, and I know from what he is being taught in school that what the teachers think is capitalism bears very little resemblance to the truth.

  8. Anonymous: If you really have any curiosity about political philosophy and how capitalism fits into the picture, I wrote an explanation for my son which can be found here:

  9. I typed in kill capitalists because I enjoy the variety of websites I come up with when I type this. As for psychoanalyzing people who would type the words into a stupid search engine--get over yourself. Did you ever once think that the wealthy deserve it and that an uprising against them has been a long time coming and that their would-be defenders should stay out of the way.

  10. I think I understand: The solution to your personal misery and feelings of inadequacy is to tear down everything and everyone productive. Kill those who get the groceries to the supermarkets, who make it possible for you to drive to work or school and for your mother to drive to see you in prison, which is where you may end up some day.

    Kill everyone with a purpose in life but celebrate those who live to destroy, those who thrive on envy and hatred.

    Is that pretty much it?

    You seem like a pretty smart person. I am always saddened when I hear or read rubbish from intelligent people. I have made it a point all my life to explore all facets of every issue, so that I can choose among them intelligently. If you lived near me I would enjoy sitting down over a beer or coffee and listen to everything you had to say and to try and understand why you think (or 'feel' in today's parlance) the way you do.

    I would not hate you or try to kill you.