The late Kwame Ture was fond of saying "capitalism never tells the truth....The only time it does tell the truth is the result of a double lie." The television and talk radio is ablaze with talk of increasing the debt ceiling. The democrats want to do this and the republicans don't. The first fact is government administrations consistently increase the debt ceiling as a rule. It's not a new idea. In fact, Ronald Reagan, the rightwing demigod, increased the debt ceiling almost 20 times during his eight year presidency. Its not that I'm advocating Obama over Reagan or the democrats over the republicans. If you have read this blog, you should know by now I'm neither a republican or a democrat...Or, as Malcolm X correctly stated "or an American and got sense enough to know it!" America's real problem isn't the current crisis. It's that the country long ago stopped being a producer nation and is now a debtor nation. The country produces nothing without exploiting foreign markets to do so. This has caused international unrest and a change in the world dynamic that will never permit things to go back to America's Beaver Cleaver golden age. In other words, capitalism as a system is in a severe state of decline. Don't panic at this because it was predicted by people like Karl Marx well over 100 years ago. Just like communalism, slavery, and feudalism, capitalism will eventually go by the wayside because human progress and needs will bypass it like it has the other systems. Yes, there are still a few feudal systems in place, primarily in the Middle East, but that system has long ago stopped being the dominant form of economic and political power in the world and capitalism is now going through the same process. What's next? Socialism of course, but most of you are not prepared to understand that yet so just focus on this simple fact. The trillions of dollars of deficit that currently exists does so not because of social programs as is constantly being claimed, but because of America's ever increasing military budget. There are a number of countries that have social programs, e.g. universal medical care, free education, etc., that do not have deficit issues, but all of those countries don't have military as their main expenditure like the U.S. The reason medicare is expensive is because the prescriptions and services it pays for are so expensive. So the real problem isn't medicare. It's the system that permits companies to profit off of people's bad health. Yes, I know...You have to have a strong military to ward off the enemies of America right? Wrong....The truth is America is her own worst enemy because of the multi-national corporate greed that keeps the U.S. illegally involved in other countries. A word for the wise...They're not mad at you because you are you....Get over yourself....They're mad because your government is stealing their resources and labor. Even the crazy people like Al Queda...If you listen to what they are talking about as their grievance against America you can't dispute their claim. They are justified at being enraged about the suffering of the Palestinian people. They are justified at disliking the puppet regimes in the Middle East that cowtow to U.S. interests. They are right to be disgusted at U.S. corporate maurading of Arab oil. The massive U.S. military is not there to protect you (do you feel any safer? Of course not). It's there to protect those economic interests. The cold hard facts
Terry Armstead (Sundiata Kambu)
8/29/2011 02:48:57 am
Ahjamu, I concur on every point. Well said.
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