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Capitalism-Best, Most Moral System.
只有资本主义才能救中国。 --- 陈凯
Only capitalism can save China. --- Kai Chen
Capitalism - the most moral, most humane, most progressive economic system. [/size]
The most curious phenomenon in today's world is that the most moral and liberating system - Capitalism has been constantly demonized and the most corrupt and inhumane system such as Communism and Socialism has been constantly glorified. Most strange, isn't it?
The only economic system that is congruent with individual liberty and political democracy is Capitalism. Curiously but certainly, it is the youngest system and the least understood system in the world. Yet Capitalism has liberated millions upon millions of people from poverty and ignorance, making them independent and free.
However, most countries in the world, including many on the left in America constantly mislead people in their demeaning and demonizing remarks about Capitalism. China has termed its capitalism, not by its name for they are afraid it may run into conflict with their communist doctrine, "socialist market economy". Though the Chinese are using capitalism to save the communists' butts, they want to tell others that Capitalism is only a necessary evil. They eat, drink, use everything made by capitalism, and they curse it as a somehow immoral system. They know that only Capitalism can save China, but they hate the system, for it is intrinsic human, intrinsic free, intrinsic logical, intrinsic anti-despotic regimes, intrinsic by God to be used by humans for their benefit, not enslave humans for the benefit of some authoritarian power mongers.
All the Power-thirst, group-oriented societies are afraid of Capitalism, for it is color-blind, it is class-blind, it is cold and just to everyone, it makes individuals independent and free entities to take the benefit or consequences of their own volition and choices. It liberates the creative talent and energy among humans and elevate the most creative and most courageous and the most logical to the very top of the society, regardless their own family background, their skin colors, their own class distinction, their own age, gender, sex-orientation and other innate differences.
In a capitalist society, no one can force anyone to buy or sell. Individual interest and freedom becomes first and foremost in any transactions. Zero-sum game becomes outdated. Mutual benefit is the rule. Fairness is valued. Risk taking is encouraged. Productive materials and energy are utilized and allocated in a most efficient manner. Human and resources waste are reduced to the minimal. Environment is protected and improved. Human conditions are immensely advanced....
Most countries in the world don't usually have all the combination of the necessary ingredients to advance in the most efficient way. India has democracy, but lack social, cultural elements of equality, plus a socialist economy that made them lag behind. China has no cultural and social elements for human freedom, its political system is the most inhumane and abhorrently corrupt, but its economy is much more Capitalistic now than many other parts of the world (though the inevitable clash of its economic and political systems is within eye sight). Most European countries are democratic and culturally free, but economically socialistic. This put them back behind and drag their standard of living into stagnation.... Many African nations are still mired in tribal warfare and fantasy about socialism. Most Latin American countries lack democratic institutions and a individual culture, and many of them are still infatuated with socialism and communism.
Only America, with its democratic institutions and rule of law, a social and cultural values to treasure individual freedom, and its understanding of the most advanced, youngest, most vibrant economic system in the world - Capitalism, has the combination of all the necessary ingredients to advance the fastest, and provide human beings and the world with hope for a better tomorrow.
If the entire world becomes just like America, I have no problem, none. I am proud to be an American, and I think all the freedom-loving, capitalistic innovators of the world will have no problem calling themselves Americans as well.
God bless America. Best. Kai Chen