Capitalism a predator destroying itself

It appears that the law of nature governing the predator-prey relationship also applies to international political-economic processes.

It appears that the law of nature governing the predator-prey relationship also applies to international political-economic processes.

If we view the old communism-capitalism as balanced competition of predators for the top of the food chain, or as equal predators occasionally feeding off each other, we can grasp the consequences of one or the other disappearing.

The most obvious comparison appears if we consider the whole economic system as a food chain. The top of the food chain is now occupied by unbridled capitalism.

When the predator overwhelms the prey, the prey, in this case the middle class of consumers and the producers, the health of the predator declines as the prey population declines, to a point where it eventually collapses.

Further, if the competition for the top of the food chain does not keep the number of predators in check the same collapse will occur.

The other obvious comparison is that of the role of the consumer in the food chain.

When you destroy the ability of the consumer, the middle class, to consume, as at present, you remove the key element of the capitalist food chain and again the system crashes.

We now witness the demise of the balance that communism brought to the predator equation by limiting the number of predators.

We now witness the struggle of the titans such as, banks, trusts, stock exchanges, mergers and takeovers, for the top of the chain.

The most obvious conclusion to this present process is that capitalists as predators will grow and increase in numbers to the point where they destroy the middle class, eat up all the prey, the producers and consumers, and capitalism collapses.

The international conservative capitalist agenda is a classic example of Darwinian “survival of the fittest” or “the devil take the hindmost.” It has no concern for the survival of its prey.

Unfortunately it does not and will not create a balance between predator and prey. All it does is create a mini hierarchy among the increasing number of predators.

That the capitalist system will crash by its own design, if it fails to recognize these basic laws of nature, is becoming self-evident. There is some realization of this as the more astute conservatives such as the late Canadian Dalton Camp has pointed out.

For capitalism to survive it cannot destroy any part of the food chain that nurtures it. Nor can it destroy its competitors because this in turn affects its own health.

So the key question we must face is what happens to us, the producer and consumer, the middle class, as this collapse occurs?

And now we have ben Trumped!


Jack Rauhala

Cowichan Bay

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