A Prayer to
My friends, I have
something special for
you in the approach to the Christmas holidays. The Capitalist system,
the only one to ensure personal liberties, is in grave danger. The bell
is tolling for it, due to the growing nationalistic tendencies
worldwide and increasing political intervention in free markets.
This need not be so: I offer a cure to heal the world from artificial
barriers and to unite all peoples under Mammon again. Together, we will
surely succeed and the future can only be rosy!
The recipe is simple: Say aloud the following Prayer as often as you
can to inspire your work, shopping and inter-personal relationships:
Endure for ever,
for you are the best
ever created by
Only in unlimited
may I enjoy life any
way I like.
free. Thanks to you.
Though nothing is
nothing legal is
the way it’s got to be
to encourage eternal
I can do anything I
I can travel anywhere
as long as
I’ve earned enough for it.
I can learn anything
Nothing limits my
to achieve anything
By pursuing own
I enrich society as a
By buying, selling,
I contribute to
happiness for all.
May you endure for
Yes my friends, we must
wheels in motion. We cannot afford a failure of the system. Not yet,
not in 2012, not ever. We are all depending on this. As President Bush
said after the 2001 problems in the US, in order to help –
CONSUME! It’s that simple.
could we travel the globe whenever we liked, if most people stopped
travelling and thus stopped keeping the airlines in operation? What
would we wear if clothing producers just stopped functioning, because
they realised that money was not necessary for their happiness? If too
many people became spiritually-minded, total economic collapse would
certainly follow. Hey, what would we eat if farmers grew just
sufficient for themselves, not wanting to profit from their crops? Or
if entrepreneurs just became fed up with all the political hassling
which discourages free trade and increases unemployment? If all people
lived like hippies, who would be qualified to heal them when they fell
ill or had serious medical problems? Simply put: Please consume -
so that I don't have to. :-)
If all people became artists,
would there be anyone left to buy their art?
Pure spirituality will not feed anyone - whereas
Capitalism enables all those wonderful cultural sidestreams to
co-exist, making the world a beautiful and diverse place just because
We cannot allow these non-Capitalist tendencies to prevail, or it might
become too late to get back on course. Mankind is on a difficult path
to global prosperity, like a tightrope-walker, who must not stop or
step aside, as this would lead to a fall. Everything is at stake. Yes,
there are difficulties to be overcome, that’s just fine! We
should face and overcome these difficulties en masse.
It is true that we are a part of Nature – but Nature has
been in balance. So many species disappeared before the first humans
ever evolved. So as not to become extinct like the dinosaurs and to
spread our genes across the planet and the Universe, the only way is
ahead - and never to look back.
Picture above: "Capitalism and Freedom", originally published in 1962,
is in many ways an enriching book, a true Bible for our Age. Milton
Friedman's ideas are time-tested, and not only in the case of the
political project of the Euro, against whose implementation he warned
10 years ago already....
1st January 2009