“Production is a spiritual, intellectual, and ideological phenomenon”–Mises

Read this blog post carefully; and you will get it.  We are not machines and machines do not run the universe—as believed and taught by the Cultural Marxists—Positivists, Historicists, etc. (you can search and find all these concepts being followed and pushed on us  in my blog posts).  And, the elitists (Cultural Marxists) do not believe they are machines.  Just the “deplorables.” Richard Duke

Only the human mind that directs action and production is creative.
The mind too appertains to the universe and to nature; it is a part
of the given and existing world. To call the mind creative is not to
indulge in any metaphysical speculations. We call it creative because
we are at a loss to trace the changes brought about by human
action farther back than to the point at which we are faced with the
intervention of reason directing human activities. Production is not
something physical, natural, and external; it is a spiritual and intellectual
phenomenon. Its essential requisites are not human labor and
external natural forces and things, but the decision of the mind to use
these factors as means for the attainment of ends. What produces the
product is not toil and trouble in themselves, but the fact that the
toilers are guided by reason. The human mind alone has the power to
remove uneasiness.
The materialist metaphysics of the Marxians misconstrues these
things entirely. The “productive forces” are not material. Production
is a spiritual, intellectual, and ideological phenomenon. It is the
method that man, directed by reason, employs for the best possible
removal of uneasiness. What distinguishes our conditions from those
of our ancestors who lived one thousand or twenty thousand years
ago is not something material, but something spiritual. The material
changes are the outcome of the spiritual changes.”

Human Action Scholars Edition, p. 141, Ludwig von Mises



(PDF, p. 142)


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