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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:57 AM

31. If America stopped playing the game of capitalism...


America bought into the game of capitalism, and in the game of capitalism, the people who have the most money has the most power (because money is ultimately just a currency of power, the power to get other people to do things if they are willing and able to do such things.)

IF America stopped playing the game of capitalism and basically rebelled against it, the rich would lose their power because their power only exists if people recognize the system of capitalism. Noone truly has any power beyond their inherent talents and abilities if other people don't cooperate with them, thus the only real power that humans have is the ability to persuade and otherwise influence other human beings to do what they want them to do (and that is done through money in the economic world, and also money can buy persuasion power as in the propaganda machine of the republican party) . Money is the currency of power, and in the game of capitalism the people who have the most money have the most power, and thus the rich thrive on their money for power (the definition of a plutocrat is someone who derives their power from their wealth) but if people refused to recognize such money or do work or business with them, their power will go away (of course though, this would not work if there's still a large amount of the people who would remain sympathetic to the rich.)

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