Progressives, statists, agitators and misguided individuals like to target Capitalism as the source for the Wall Street corruption and the invasion of sovereign nations due to their economic resources needed by capitalist nations. It is important to define their important differences when your beliefs are under attack.
The stated goal of capitalism is economic growth. It, by definition, refers to the free-market process of unrestricted, unregulated economic progress and expansion by allowing for individual and economic freedom. In it’s truest sense, it it meant to accomplish its goals via peaceful, mutual, voluntary cooperation and agreement (or not) between free-acting individuals, organizations, businesses, and nations. There are NO coercive governmental, political, or military policies, interference, restrictions, or actions involved in true economic expansion in a free society or between free nations.
There must exist in any rational governmental, political, or military policies or action, the necessity to recognize, preserve, defend, and protect individual and economic freedom, individual rights, property rights, and derivative freedoms of any and all individuals, organizations, and/or businesses. Moreover, any free people and government established by such must defend against the initiation of outside physical force, including fraud by domestic criminals, defending against any aggressive political and/or military manipulation and invasion by other foreign nations. Self-preservation is a right assured to us by the many mandates within our government and even the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In a true Capitalist nation, complete with individual and economic freedom and protected by a proper, representational and constitutionally-limited government, there is no state (government or ruling group) intervention, regulation, or control in trade or commerce. There is only voluntary and peaceful cooperation and agreement (or not) between private individuals, organizations, and/or businesses, without government intervention, force, regulation or control.
The constitutionally-limited government of a true capitalistic nation is prohibited from expanding its political and military influence through Imperialism, meaning through invasion, plunder, or war, or through any other forceful means. This prohibition of such force is decreed and enforced by a properly established constitutional document that clearly delineated and limits the proper functions of the capitalist government. True capitalistic nations recognize and respect each others’ sovereignty, including individual and economic freedoms, individual rights, and property rights. And corrupt businessmen (crony capitalists) are legally restricted to pander to, manipulate, get favors from, or use the capitalist government to engage in force, of any kind, to control and manipulate economic activities and competition, Moreover, no one individual company or government agency may use the capitalist government to engage in any form of Imperialism against other nation for personal or economic benefit.
A true capitalist nation does not initiate war, nor does it need to engage in Imperialism. Capitalism as an ideal and as a social-political-economic system must offer peaceful, mutual, voluntary cooperation and agreement (or not) between individuals and/or businesses, as well as between other free, capitalist countries and/or territories.
Only Capitalist nations engage in Economic Expansion through peaceful, mutual, voluntary cooperation and agreement (or not) amongst free individuals and free-market commerce.
War Is An Ideal of Imperialism
Imperialism refers to the statist policies, procedures, practices, and actions (both political and military) of advancing and extending the domination, power, and control of a statist nation through coercive, tyrannical political and military territorial aggression, invasion, war, acquisition, occupation, plunder, and domination – direct or indirect – of other nations, countries, or territories.
A Statist nation (meaning a nation of government force and control of its citizenry and economy) can only survive by eventually expanding its political, economic, military, cultural, and/or religious system beyond its own boundaries by engaging in coercive political and military aggression, invasion, occupation, plunder, and domination. Through the means of war and tyranny, only Imperialism sets out to conquer, enslave, and spread its political, cultural, and economic control over other nations and/or territories.
This video further clarifies the clear difference between actual capitalism and imperialism (crony capitalism).