Hilaire Belloc’s classic introduction to the basics of economic theory, ‘Economics for Helen,’ offers a constructive approach to economic education by defining terms and introducing key concepts without using special jargon and complex theories.
The fundamental questions about why the economy fluctuates and how small farmers, small business people, families, consumers, and innovators are affected by these fluctuations are considered.
Serious Catholic alternatives to modern economic theories are explained, with attention to the realities that have been largely unchanged through the last century.
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Culture, Arts and Trends writes:
I’ve always been shocked at the thought that, morally, like asymmetric Communism, our so-called leaders could start unnecessary wars, kill *millions* of people in the process, and still sleep at night and smile on the golf course for the cameras.
Leroy Fletcher Prouty (January 24, 1917 – June 5, 2001) served as Chief of Special Operations, CIA, for the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President John F. Kennedy.
And he sheds chilling light on how and why this is possible. He says that despite their posing as good Christian church-going men and women, politicians and high officials are, when possible, actually carefully vetted before being allowed to “pass and go” on to seriously higher office. They are vetted to ensure that they subscribe to “a quartet of the greatest propaganda schemes ever put forth by man”. (Catholics were once a different and unwelcome breed; and sometimes populists slipped through the nets).
What follows are “the quartet of philosophical points” he describes.
1. The concept of “real property,” a function of colonialism that began with the circumnavigation of the Earth by Magellan’s ships in 1520 and “a doctrine of discovery and rights of conquest” put forth by John Locke (which enabled those sent to conquer, enslave, confiscate land, etc).
2. The population theory of Thomas Malthus (which says there are too many people on earth for sustainable living. Thus wars and similar ways of eliminating peoples are, to their ideological thinking, doing Mother Earth a genocidal favor. Prouty, btw, does not appear to have been a religious man. He was simply stating facts.)
3. Darwin’s theory of evolution, as enhanced by “the survival of the fittest” (the owners of real property and capital are the fittest).
4. Heisenberg’s theory of indeterminacy. (God—whatever That is— threw the dice, and the elites naturally took over from there.)
Thus, following these nihilist principles, modern wars kill FAR MORE noncombatant innocent civilians than uniformed soldiers. And that’s doing Mother Earth the genocidal favor. And so new wars with ever new enemies and imperialist designs must constantly be concocted, then presented to the American people as a righteous cause.
Prouty says AIDS, too, was developed as a military biological weapon. Thus poor gays and others are cynically encouraged to participate in dangerous promiscuous sex and then experimented on, making huge profits for pharmaceutical and insurance corporations and governments which benefit from biological warfare experiments for the future.
Prouty says the elites fear no enemy as much as the vast hoardes of their own people —which is the main reason all of us are constantly surveiled and that new weapons are in constant development to use against them.
He says politics as presented in the controlled media is really a dog and pony show to distract populations and disguise these real agendas of the Secret Governments of the Deep State.
—L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK, the CIA, Vietnam and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, Citadel Press, N.Y., 1996
“Most people today are under the impression that Eugenics died with Hitler, but this is not the case. It is alive and well, funded by the Capitalist system and pushed by Socialist philosophy. To understand why that is we have to look at exactly what Eugenics is, and how it started.”
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Capitalism had arisen through the misuse and exaggeration of certain rights, notably the right of property — the basis of economic freedom — and the right of contract, which is one of the main functions of economic freedom. Therefore, even under Capitalism, so long as the old principles were remembered it was possible to recall the principles whereby Society had once been sane and well ordered. But as a Godless greed pursued its career from excess to excess, it provoked a sort of twin hostile brother, equally Godless, born in the same atmosphere of utter disregard for the foundational virtues of humility and charity. This hostile twin brother of Capitalism was destined to be called Communism……..
– Hilaire Belloc