Monday, 24 July 2017 12:44

On White Americans

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Marvin Robinson, I decided to expand my little vignette on your yesterday's post at Facebook. Below is the expanded version of my little piece. It kind of tells you my political philosophy; I am a social democrat in the mode of Bernie Sanders; however, I differ from Mr. Sanders in that I am not a pacifist; I am a hawk; I want us to go defeat Muslim Jihadists before they convert us to their seventh century primitive, theocratic society.

AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY; THE SLAVE AND SLAVE MASTER LIVED IN FEAR, NOT FREEDOM

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

If you observe white Americans closely you see a people who talk too much about liberty and freedom but in fact are not a free people; they are chained by all sorts of fears. For example, they are afraid of their constitution (they deify this man made document and fear it as primitive folks feared imaginary gods) and would not make simple changes to it, such as give all Americans publicly paid education at all levels, university included, and give all Americans publicly paid, single payer health insurance.

Americans are cowards; if they are courageous people they would have done these simple things that their European cousins have long ago done; they rationalize their cowardice with anachronistic, eighteenth century economic hypotheses, such as capitalism that says that the free enterprise is the best economy there is and that each person should pull his own weight and that nobody should help other people.

We are not talking about feeding people here; we are talking about giving all people opportunity to go to school through university and technical schools and access to health insurance; those are human rights, not something supposedly done by the nanny state for so-called dependent  people.

Simply stated, because of America's slave past contemporary Americans are not a free people; this is because both the slave and slave master lived in a fear dominated society and are thus fearful people.

White Americans are as fearful as black Americans, for they live in a society still affected by the fear dominated life style in their past slave society.

Both white and black Americans need liberation from their fear based society.  Americans need to be taught real freedom so that they become a free people; right now they talk about liberty but are slaves.

They perpetuate their slavery by always talking about ill understood economic theories, such as free enterprise. They use statistics (you can use statistics to prove whatever point of view you want to prove is true) to tell us that capitalism is the most productive economic theory.

Such cowardly Jewish ass kissers as Milton Freidman (he was at the University of Chicago) try to please their white masters, hence write tons of rubbish telling us how free enterprise is better than socialism.

The Jew in Europe and North America lacks courage and always says what he believes would please his white rulers, until those developed contempt for their cowardice and wanted to get rid of them, such as Adolf Hitler trying to kill all of them because he saw them as cowards, as vermin who are unworthy to be alive.

A man should always state the truth, as he sees it, and not try to kiss the ass of others just because he wants to please them so that they keep him alive; those whose asses you kiss have no respect for you; no one really has respect for ass kissing Jewish college professors; they are the definition of cowardice!

The coward is a contemptible and despicable human being; no one really admires him and wants to be like him. Do you want to be like Jewish college professors?

I am not advocating socialism. Socialism generally degenerates to dictatorship where the few tell the many what to do, as was the case in the former Soviet Union, China and Cuba. Clearly, socialism kills the incentive to work hard.

The desire for profit, as the Scottish economist, Adam Smith, delineated in his seminal book, The Wealth of Nations (1776) is still the best motivation for hard work.

Be that as it may, we also know that there are some goods and services that we must provide to all citizens regardless of the utility of capitalism.

We must provide all citizens with education at all level (some stupid conservative so-called economists want k-12th grade education to be privatized...and if that was the case their illiterate poor European ancestors would not have gone to school and they would not be in a position today to talk nonsense on how only a few should go to school and the many not...mass education in Europe provided us with scientists; if only a few are educated the chances are that we shall not have enough physicists, chemists, biologists, astrophysicists, geologists and other physical scientists that make the modern society work).

Education and health insurance is a human right. We are not talking about giving the people free money, as in welfare handouts; we are talking about providing all people with certain goods that they need to become productive citizens.

In as much as public goods are generally delivered by bureaucrats and we know that those tend to be lazy,  then, we should have public education for all but also allow private education; we should have publicly paid health insurance for all and also allow private insurance for those who so choose.

What I am talking about is what common sense suggests, the wisdom of mixed economy: taking some aspects of socialism and mixing it with capitalism to take advantage of what is good in both economic approaches.

Economics is not a physical science; it is a social construct and reflects the constructors political ideologies; there is no such thing as an objective science of economics; economics is a bunch of opinions on how to run the economy (we may have accepted the economic opinions of John Locke, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill etc. but their opinions are not natural facts!).

As such, we have to combine opinions on capitalism and socialism that seem useful for organizing our human polity.

John Maynard Keynes has provided us with some useful insights on mixed economy (see his writing on fiscal policies, monetary policies and public works as a means of dealing with recession and depression).

Europeans came to the Americas and found enormous free land to utilize; moreover, they had African slaves to be used as free slave labor. Because of the ready availability of land and free slave labor White Americans prospered beyond their wildest imaginations. They came to believe that it is due to capitalism that they prospered. Yes, capitalism played a role in their prosperity but the availability of free land and free slave labor also played a role in their accumulation of capital, with which the country was developed (see Karl Marx, Das Kapital, on the accumulation of primitive capital necessary for bourgeois economic development).

Capitalism would not have worked as well as it did if the available land in America is meagre and there was no slave labor to use in developing that land.

Capitalism worked well because of free land and slaves. Capitalism worked because it was based on exploitation of African slaves and expropriation of land from Native Americans.

If you remove the exploitation of African slaves I doubt that capitalism would have worked as well as it did.

European development in the past five hundred years, 1500-2000, is correlated with the period they had African slaves. Walter Rodney, in his seminal book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, made these points.

African Slaves built Europe and America. If there were no African slaves to do the capital accumulation needed to develop Europe and North America white folks would be backward.

I am saying that capitalism is not the god that braindead conservatives make it out to be; other factors made it work well. If you remove those factors it is not going to work well.

At present, if white Americans do not have minority persons (blacks and Latinos) to exploit capitalism will not be productive.

White Americans are not as competitive as they fancy themselves to be. Asians out-compete them in just about every economic sphere.  And, soon, Africans, yes, Africans, will outcompete them.

China is already the number one world Economy; she will soon be joined by India and Japan. That is, Asians are about to overtake the West in the world of economics.

In two hundred years when Africans would have laid down the infrastructure for governing a modern polity and gotten rid of corruption, I have no doubt that they, too, would surpass Europe and North America.

It is not because of white Americans innate competitiveness and capitalism that they became the masters of the universe; other factors played a role in their rise and as those factors are taken away they would sink to the backwater they were before Christopher Columbus came to the Americas in 1492.

The European, despite his self-serving talk of his supposed superiority in intelligence (as measured by IQ tests he set up, yes, the man wrote his understanding of intelligence tests and then have other people take them; this is evidence of the man's arrogance, his delusion disorder, really; it shows the master-servant relationship he has with non-white folks; no white man has the right to test Africans intelligence; Africans have different notions of what constitutes intelligence; try love as a measure of intelligence), cannot really compete with the Africans. If in doubt hang around in the next few hundred years as Africans over take Europe and North America.

Consider another flaw in the American polity. The rich do not provide poor people with good education, good food and health insurance.  Thus, poor kids grow up struggling for food and with no medical coverage. They turn eighteen and the rich rulers start wars in other lands and conscript these poor kids into the military and use them to fight their wars.

In the past, poor white folks were as dumb as door knobs and did not know that they were exploited and, as such, should not have gone to fight wars to protect their rich (in the case of Europe, kings). Now, they are beginning to know that they are exploited; light is beginning to penetrating their benighted minds.

Thus, the next time there is a world war where the children of the poor are massively conscripted into the military many of them would start asking questions. They would ask: so, when we were young you ignored us educationally and did not give us health care and now you want us to go fight and die to protect your wealth under the guise of trumped out patriotism, eh?

They would do what disgruntled Russian soldiers did during the First World War (1917): refuse to fight and turn their guns at the Tsar and the nobility.

The next major war where millions of Americans are conscripted into the USA military would probably end up in a bloody revolution in America. The ruling oligarchy's necks would be cut off; blood would flow in the land to cleanse it of the excessive exploitation of the poor by the mean spirited rich ruling the land.

The ruling class in America does not seem to grasp the simple truth that a civilized society must make sure that no one is exploited and that all are treated nicely.

America calls itself a Christian nation but behaves as Satan's empire. Jesus Christ preached serving your neighbors needs but America preaches exploiting your neighbors' ignorance (see the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible to see how Jesus wanted Christians to live).

America is a primitive country; folks like me are here to civilize these primitive people that befuddled the world with the rubbish that they are civilized, civilized my foot!

CONCLUSION

A mixed economy where capitalism is accepted and aspects of socialism are also accept is the best economic plan for the contemporary human polity; if you do not do so you create the excessively rich and the excessively poor. This has happened in America.

Because the short sighted folks who govern America have allowed only one percent of the people to own most of the wealth of the land they have set their country up for a bloody revolution to change the social order.

Before the end of this century, I expect a French and or Russian type revolution in the USA where the poor cut off the throats of the rich to teach them the truth that everything in the world belongs to all of us and that no one has a right to take too much of it while the rest of the people starve.

America can only avoid a bloody revolution if it makes its economy a robust mixed economy, as in the Scandinavian countries.

Confused conservatives trotting out conservative talking points about how each person should depend on his own efforts and not on the public to support him would not save them when the masses come to cut their throats(as the French nobility's throats were cut) to show them that selfishness is not human nature.

Human nature is cooperativeness; if in doubt go ask parents who devote enormous time to caring for their children knowing that they would grow up and leave them to go live their own lives.

The idea taught by capitalist biologists like Richard Dawkins and Edward Wilson that we are driven by selfish genes is simply a lie.

Human beings are at their best when they serve public interest.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

July 24, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176