CAPITALISM, COMMUNISM, OR COMMONISM: WORLDVIEWS IN CRISIS
By Debra Rae
July 3, 2010
In his 1964 book, No Apologies, the late U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater characterized the Trilateral Commission as a “skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power—political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical.” The end result is global governance, core values for which are socialist at best, Marxist at worst.
By way of introduction, any personally-held worldview—whether biblical, secular, cosmic, or Marxist—is a broad, though targeted system of thought as to how one perceives the world and his place in it. While a self-serving worldview seeks to feather one’s own nest, a principled worldview is guided by some developed belief system that works for good and more often than not acknowledges God.
Monetary Center of Power
It’s been said that “money alone sets all the world in motion (Publilius Syrus, ~100 BC, Maxims). How one views it determines the fate of households, nations, and the global community. For a Marxist, secular humanist, or cosmic humanist, the primary source is man-inspired manifestos. Depending on one’s orientation, biblical or otherwise, his economic policies vary greatly.
Understandably, opposing worldviews inflame ire when they clash; however, upon merging, the resulting mutation appeals to a larger segment of society. For example, internationalists opportunistically combine principles of super-capitalism with communism to affect a one-world economic system perceived to be kinder and gentler than either parent, but wrongly so.