The Capital in Socialism.
"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16
Love of money, not money itself, is the root of all evil. Money is simply stored up pleasure (dopamine emancipation), which when we have it, receive it, are thinking about having it, thinking about how we are going to spend it, or are spending it we get that 'moment' of pleasure we desire. For the "capitalist" a person must be willing to capitulate, i.e., humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self," as a child under the father's/Father's authority, doing good work not bad, i.e., being right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth in order (as in "old" world order) to receive it, having a guilty conscience when he does wrong, disobeys, sins. Socialism on the other hand requires the person to "feel" good in the 'moment,' whether the work they are doing is done right or not, being rewarded for even doing bad work (or no work at all). In socialism capital is pleasure itself, whether it is from satisfying the flesh, the eyes, or receiving the affirmation of others, as others are affirmed—where everyone must, through dialogue, capitulate their soul (doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., doing the father's/Father' will) to the social cause, i.e., to the affirmation of the child's' carnal nature over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority, in order (as in "new" world order) to "actualize" their "self." Everyone's worth ("social worth" or "social capital") depends upon it (affirmation or 'justification' of the child's carnal nature). Once "self interest," i.e., love of pleasure becomes the standard for life, "relationship" with others (affirmation) become the means to "actualizing" it. In socialism, any thought or action that prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks access to pleasure (dopamine emancipation) of the "flesh," i.e., "sensuous needs," the "eyes," i.e., "sense perception," and the "pride of life," i.e., "sense experience" must be negated—which includes the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience (for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning) which it engenders. For the socialist, capital resides in the child, i.e., in the child's carnal nature, "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates, not in the father's/Father's authority, which restrains it.
"The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [once he is 'liberated' from the father'/Father's authority to become as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (separating him from his "self" and the world), of (and now for) "self" and the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life)
"Once the earthly family [with the children having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do their father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [with the Son, and all following Him having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do His Heavenly Father's will], the former [the earthly father's authority system, with children having to trust in and obey the father] must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated, i.e., negated] in theory and in practice [in the children's personal thoughts and social actions—no longer fellowshipping with others based upon the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth (customs, traditions, doctrine) but, through dialogue, "building relationships" based upon common "self interests," i.e., the carnal desires of the 'moment' instead]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)
"In the dialogic relation of recognizing oneself [love of pleasure and hate of restraint] in the other, they experience the common ground of their existence [they come to a consensus, i.e., to a "feeling" of "oneness" based upon their carnal nature, what they have in common, i.e., "human nature," i.e., their "lust" for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' which the world stimulates (including the pleasure which comes with being accepted, i.e., affirmed by "the group," i.e., the "pride of life")]." (Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge & Human Interest, Chapter Three: The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory)
Without your "self interest," i.e., your love of pleasure, i.e., your "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (covetousness) which the world stimulates, including the affirmation of men, socialism would not work. It is in your "self interest," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which the world stimulates that socialism is able to turn you into "human resource," buying and selling your soul for the "good" of "the people."
"And through covetousness [your "self interests"] shall they with feigned words [plastic words, Gr., i.e., doublespeak, i.e., saying one thing while meaning another, i.e., giving you what you want to hear in order to gain their trust thereby being able to move you down their pathway] make merchandise of you [turn you into "human resource" to be used for their own pleasure and gain—turning the children against their parent's authority, the citizens, including the "church," against Godly restraint so they can be bought and sold in the market place of man's carnal desires]." 2 Peter 2:3
You, 'justifying,' i.e., affirming your "self," i.e., your love of pleasure and hate of restraint before others is the capital in socialism.
"Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
Without 'liberating' the Karl Marx in your heart, i.e., negating the father's/Father's authority (and the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning which it engenders) in your thoughts and actions, socialism can not become a reality.
"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will, i.e., having to set aside pleasure, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to "self" in order to do God the Father's will, i.e., in order to do right and not wrong according the Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth], and desperately wicked [hating God the Father and His authority which "gets in the way," i.e. which prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—which the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 You, as a child of disobedience, i.e., using dialectic 'reasoning ('reasoning' from your "feelings"), i.e., through dialoguing with others 'justifying' your "self," can not see your hatred toward God the Father as being evil because your love of "self," i.e., your love of ("lust" for) pleasure—which the world stimulates—is "in the way," blinding you to the truth of the deceitfulness and wickedness of your heart.
It is through dialogue (when it comes to deciding what is right and what is wrong—with pleasure, i.e., the child's carnal nature, i.e., love of pleasure and hate of restraint being the standard for "right" or "good" and pain, i.e., missing out on pleasure in order to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e., the father's/Father's authority being the standard for "wrong" or "evil") that socialism is initiated and sustained. If you do not consent to dialogue, insisting upon doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth instead you are of no worth, i.e., of no value in socialism (other than in showing others how to convert you, silence you, or remove, i.e., negate you if you refuse to 'change,' i.e., if you get in the way). In socialism you must "capitulate" to the child's carnal nature, negating the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process so that psychologists, i.e., group psychotherapists, i.e., facilitators of 'change', i.e., Transformational Marxists (all being the same in method or formula—seducing, deceiving, and manipulating all who came before them, turning them into chickens, rats, and dogs in the group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," soviet, brainwashing, "Bloom's Taxonomy," affective domain, dialoguing opinions ("feelings") to a consensus (affirmation) classroom, so they can use them as "natural resource" for their own pleasure and gain) can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity. Even home schooling is being brought into the process of 'change,' i.e., socialism ("What about your children's 'social life?'").
Dale Owen, the son of Robert Owen (who founded socialism), witnessing his father's Utopian dream fail, noted that socialism only produced and rewarded people who were "improvident, unskilled, and vicious." Socialism began in the garden in Eden where two "children" ("helped" by the master facilitator of 'change'—Genesis 3:1-6), rejecting the "Father's" authority, i.e., rejected established commands, rules, facts, and truth as being the standard from which to know right from wrong, good from evil (Hebrews 12:5-11), negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process (Romans 7:14-25), established their "self," i.e., their carnal nature as the medium through which to determine right from wrong, good from evil, establishing their relationship with one another and the world as being more important that fellowshipping with the "Father," i.e., doing the "Father's" will. This is what Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud all had in mind. When children rule, the people are oppressed, i.e., they become like children's toys—when children do not get pleasure out of them or they lose interest in them they are cast aside, i.e., thrown away—without the children having a guilty conscience.
"And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:4-5, 12
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good," instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the world]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2019