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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Women in Kenya opressed, enslaved, beaten: It's the fault of capitalism and free trade

From Eric Dondero:

Yes, you're hearing that right. The ultimate in Orwellian doublespeak. Just released video of a Muslim woman in Kenya wearing a black hijab, talking about the oppressive capitalist system.
A woman is oppressed economically by the capitalist ideology which we live in. It is no secret that the capitalist ideology oppresses women and denies them their rights.
She calls for socialist health care to stop the oppression. She also accuses capitalism of forcing many women into prostitution.

Wait a cotton pickin' second! Isn't prostitution the ultimate in free enterprise?


Erich Domdero said...
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Chuck said...

No. It doesn't create anything. Vice isn't capitalism. It's vice. It's like gambling. It produces nothing but misery.

The Right Guy said...

Vice can be part of capitalism or socialism, just like selling cars, fruit and vegetables or gasoline. Does vice lead to misery? Yes. So does Socialism.

Erich Domdero said...

Libertarians fear me.

The Right Guy said...

Gerbils fear you.

Eric Dondero said...

Jim is right. Chuck is wrong.

Vice is absolutely capitalism.

Gary said...

It all started with that damn Lincoln taking away private property.

The Right Guy said...

A free market economy is an economy that is run by natural selection, for lack of a better term. Socialism is an economy run by the state, centrally controlled. Vice can exist in either. So, Chuck is right in that vice isn't capitalism per se and for the most part, vice ends up in pain and woe. There's not a lot of people that can moderate an addiction to gambling, sex or drugs. This compulsion puts itself above everything in an addicts life. This has consequences. Thinking that actions do not have consequences is neither capitalist nor is it libertarian.

Chuck said...

Nor is it "adult".(which is what so much vice gets labeled...to the detriment of adolescents)

One could argue that all good women are good prostitutes and that a man who won't risk anything isn't a real man.

Neither idea justifies the commercial glorification of vice.

The Right Guy said...

What it really is, is the desire for unrestrained infantilism. Run around and pee in everyone's drink, laugh ha ha and run away. Jefferson said that "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others." This implies responsibility for one's actions and respect for the rights of others. Actions have consequences. Some would say thoughts do to.