Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
John Maynard Keynes
Graphics by Flickr user Byzantine_K
Capitalism goes hand in hand with the politics of the right, and the far right, and has long since moved into outright fascism.
Our civil rights are being stripped away, employee rights that previous generations fought for are being destroyed, our political systems so corrupted that fewer and fewer see any point of voting for evermore self-serving, compromised politicians who increasingly ignore public will, unless it suits them, or try to corrupt public opinion to suit them.
Immigration scaremongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating and rampant attacks on the poor or disabled: anyone in need of welfare in particular, are used to manipulate people against their own best interests, inflaming prejudice and keeping power and wealth firmly in the grip of the wealthiest and least deserving.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/november5/18903410195/in/photostream/ – you can see a graphic for Dollor Fascism:
It’s hard to believe that this is the face of modern-day Britain or increasingly the face of western countries. Yet here in the UK many people voted for the continuance of some of the gravest social injustices that I have seen during my lifetime. Others turn a blind eye to the systematic destruction of the welfare state, the privatisation of the NHS, the removal of rights at work, our freedom to protest, to strike and the abolition of the Human rights bill
This graphic says it all
By increments, bit by bit the fabric of our once ethically progressive society is being chipped away ignored by those too stupid, too selfish and too greedy to care.
Whoever you are who stand by and watch the sick and disabled stripped of their income, their rights, their dignity, think one day this could be you. Those of you who condone by your silence the erosion of worker’s rights and the end the human rights act think that one day this could affect you.
Do we really want to be the slaves of a capitalist state?
We are led to believe capitalism is the most efficient method of production and the distribution of the world’s resources.
Think again how can this be so when the worlds wealth is in the control of the few while people die from want of basic nutrition, clean water and life saving medication.
Economics as a subject is to my mind as complex as quantum mechanics and far less interesting. And most people like me fail to understand all the economics babble – the reason that by and large it remains unchallenged. For instance try researching the question who does the UK or the USA owe money too. Whose wealth is increasing at the expense of the misery of austerity which has mostly fallen on the poor and most particularly the sick and disabled? If you think like me you might thinking that in any case the so-called deficient, which has been around for a couple of centuries, is a red herring and an excuse to cut benefits and eventually destroy the welfare and health care systems, lower wages, reduce public services and other detriments.
On a simple level it appears to me that we are caught within an intricate web of complexity regarding the distribution of the world’s resources represented by money from which we cannot easily extricate ourselves . Money in reality now really doesn’t exist in any real sense of the word, increasingly less so these days. With the use of bank cards coins and bank notes won’t even be there as an obvious symbol of wealth. Your finances can disappear from your bank account in the blink of an eye and you are than penniless. A very few it seems, referred to as the one percent, control the distribution of resources accruing more and more wealth while others die or are impoverished or suffer detriment, through there are many wealthy people who do not fall into this category of the super rich but are nonetheless more rich than most and may have contributed far less than most and maybe nothing at all.
Indeed the points included in the graphic above are true but also people I fear retain the notion that one day, just maybe, they will be among the rich and or the powerful. Sadly this delusion plays a role in the continuation of the unfair unjust exploitative harmful and most destructive of all economic systems: capitalism
If we don’t end capitalism now the future is grim for every being on the planet both human and non human and for the every environment itself.
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