This false notion has given rise to Bernie Sanders and his preaching of social democracy. How has this happened?
Every writer and every commentator and every politician in America refers to the U.S. as a democracy of free enterprise capitalism with individual privacy and property rights. This is a big laugh to any sober person.
The system and its paid politicians still repeat high-sounding terms like “freedom of the individual” and “free enterprise,” which sedates the madding crowd. The terms “private” and “freedom” no longer mean what they once meant. They are cruel deceptions that fool the mind yearning for human freedom.
The fact is that in America we have massive regulation and regimentation. This is necessary, we are told, because it is “in the public interest.” It all spews forth out of “democracy” as if a Biblical word and a holy sanction. Terms like “public interest” and “common good” are code words that mean police state and reduced liberty.