A few days ago, I wrote on the subject of capitalism (Does capitalism encourage immorality – part one) in reaction to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Paul Farrell entitle: Capitalism is killing our morals, our future . In a Market Society, everything is for sale. If you remember, I happened to disagree with this idea. After we took some time to contrast the horrors of socialized medicine to America's pre-Obamian world of going to the doctor without a permission slip from the magistrate, it was clear that profit motive has a place in the world and that, contrary to Mr. Farrell's esteemed opinion, the coarsening of our culture has nothing to do with billionaires who will "never voluntarily surrender their control over the American political system."
It's not capitalism that's immoral. Materialism is immoral. Of course, thanks to the Left's cunning supervision and mentoring of our shared culture and language, people have come to believe that capitalism and materialism are synonymous and that they are both synonymous with greed. Nothing could be further from the truth. But…if we don't take the time to become fluent in all aspects this debate then we will never win the hearts and minds of the American people, and we will not be able to overcome the injustices against constitutional liberty that are taking hold in this nation as we speak.