The accumulation and retention of wealth is only possible with the existence of social cohesion. Without social cohesion someone may build up what was once considered as wealth in a primitive age such as food, furs, fire, land and someone may over-power the owner and seize the wealth.
The original owner may attempt to enjoin others to help defend their accumulation of wealth, whilst others may do likewise to seize it. There can be no avoidance of violence over the ownership of wealth without a basic social cohesion buttressed by a rule of law.
Up to the present time this reality has evolved based on the same premise whereby, without social cohesion wealth was protected or seized through violence and now, through the development of social cohesion the powerful have entrenched their ownership of wealth based on laws, not on the cohesion of society, but on an extension of the original threat of violence built into the established rule of law.
This means that any rule of law that puts the rights of the owners of wealth above the rights of those making up the social cohesion within the society in which the wealth is made and retained is no more than the original and primitive anarchical condition that force underpins the right of ownership.
Only when the rule of law is founded upon the supremecy of social cohesion being above the rights of any individual or group to make and retain wealth, will we have a society based on principles, neither Capitalistic nor Communistic, but balanced to the needs of the social entity.
This compares with the writing of the Prussian General von Seeckt who wrote, ‘Prussia differs as much from the Anglo-Saxon liberal concept of the State, which sees itself as an insurance agent for Commerce and Industry, as it differs from the Marxist concept, which regards its ultimate purpose to be a mechanical beehive. The Prussian State rests on mutual service, with a voluntary subordination into a structure of which each individual is a necessary part. ”L’Etat, c’est moi” is the motto of every Prussian. The world cannot understand this because it cannot feel it; hence Prussia is regarded with suspicion.