We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Big Education is just as destructive as Big Government. One size does not fit all. Parents, grandparents and community members need to take back their schools and control the amount of money others control and spend on wasteful products. 1 + 1 still equals 2. Mother is still spelled M-O-T-H-E-R. Need I say more?
Well, let's hope so. Capitalism is awesome. Without capitalism we wouldn't even have the idea of universal education. It is only because we became a wealthy society that thoughts were given to providing education as a public good to those unrelated.
Even socialist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil knows you must have capitalism before socialism:
He described the situation when he was elected Brazilian president: “The country had no credit, had no working capital or financing or income distribution. What kind of capitalism was that? A capitalism without capital. I decided then that it was necessary to first build capitalism, then make socialism, we must have something to distribute before doing so. “
Of course, Lula has received $100,000 for speeches to various corporation such as Microsoft so apparently for the socialist in charge, capitalism comes after socialism as well.
Capitalism is not a political system it is a natural and organic thing like gravity and death. It just is. Humans didn't create it we discovered how to use it. Even animals have been known to practice capitalism. Everyone practices capitalism including Socialist, Communist and Fascist. When we refer to a capitalist society or use capitalism as if it were a political system what we really mean is freedom. That is; the freedom that citizens have to practice capitalism for their own benefit. In a repressive political system the government controls the capitalism and the people are denied that right.