Capitalism’s Catch-22 Culling.

Richard The Chwalek
7 min readDec 8, 2021

Capitalism pits property against people; for property to win, people must lose.

Photo by Zoe Schaeffer on Unsplash.

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As matter falls into a black hole, the theory of relativity disintegrates. So too with capitalism, without proper restraints, it eventually tears the fabric of humane society apart. When we base too many things on the successful theory of capitalism, there must be an equal and opposite countering effect in some other area. Massive numbers of the poor are required by the theory to give capitalism its highest levels of success to a few. While the pie can grow bigger, the forces of property ownership in the capitalist theory will always remove the great bulk of the winnings from the people. Meritocracy at the bottom becomes almost futile because the path upward narrows precipitously, culling millions. The laws of capitalism cannot allow many winners, so the granular, meritocratic masses, cannot overcome capitalism’s destructive forces, and reductionist agenda for everyone else.

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The top 0.1% own about as much as the bottom 90%.

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“In all of the estimates discussed here, top wealth shares in the United States are very high and increasing over time,”– the Federal Reserve-University of Pennsylvania group wrote in their 2016 article.

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For the Federal Reserve, increasing over time is metaphorically, and almost literally similar, to a black hole pulling the poorer, and poverty stricken away from the wealthy, who are powered to consistently escape its disintegrating effects. These effects on humanity may seem less problematic if you compare how people live today to when most people had no running water or electricity in their homes, and zero antibiotics and almost no effective vaccines were available. However, few humans commonly reflect so far in the past as historians do as opposed to when most humans are currently experiencing the worst parts of their existence. The common question the humane person asks when seeing others suffer is, what can be done today that is not being done, and why? Unfortunately, this question is discarded by capitalist elites as quickly as it is asked. If it continues to be asked, accusations of socialism are hurled at those asking.

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Richard The Chwalek

Mostly serious stuff w/ bits of sarcastic fluff. I wish more could be told yet bios have room 4 short & bold. You’ll see less length isn’t my greatest strength.