Sunday, June 7, 2015

American Communism

When socialism was all the rage in the 1930s, the USA pursued collectivism every bit as much as Mao's China and Stalin's Russia.  To this day the economic policy of the USA is get big or get out.

When I was a kid there was a doctors' office every few miles, in a storefront.  Not any more.  You go to the hospital.  Hospitals were run by charities, because some people could not afford to pay.  Now they are run by HMOs, and almost no one can pay.  Those huge medical centers are dangerous inasmuch as they collect and distribute diseases among the visitors, MRSA being an effective killer.  Not to mention 1 in 7 Americans have been aborted since Roe v Wade.  Whole lotta pain out there over a whole lotta loss, like in Stalin's Russia and Mao's China.

There were burger joints every few miles, run by families, with good wheat, beef, lettuce and tomato.  Not any more: there is more cost in the toy in the happy meal than any other element of the "meal."  The Frankenfood is not yet proven dangerous (only because science get suppressed in the USA) but it is extremely foolish to concentrate so much power in so few hands.  The Ukraine war is largely to put what was once Europe's breadbasket (and the source of wealth for the hanseatic league) under the hegemon for Monsanto and the other GMO outfits.

In business and industry back in the day nobody charged each other interest, private asset-backed non-usury credit extension was the norm.  Now almost all finance is run through banks and their poison-credit, which has hyperinflated to the point it is only used to trap unfortunates into auto, student and home loans...  and ponzi stock market valuations.  Nobody wants it for real economy activity.

If you take the numbers harmed by bad food (obesity, diabetes, etc), wars financed by malcredit, the economic destruction of big banking, and throw in the occasional Tuskegee Experiments (still allowed today), pound for pound USA has been every bit as destructive as Mao's China or Stalin's Russia.  Ask the Egyptians, Vietnamese, Libyans, Iraqis, especially the Christians in those lands who suffer most as a result of USA capitalism.

But being a capitalist means never having to say you are sorry.  Hear Donald Rumsfeld:
George W Bush was wrong to push democracy on Iraq, one of the chief architects of the 2003 war has admitted as he warned that the West is woefully ill equipped to cope with rampant Islamist extremism.
Well, rampant?  If your country was attacked by another country whose primary concern of law and culture is the saga of some transexual and gay marriage, would you not flee to the anarchy offered by "rampant Islamist extremism?"

the best and brightest minds who brought us here will be the ones to decide the next steps, who gets what scraps going forward.  There is an alternative, and that is self employment, and join the growth part, unplanned and uncontrolled (an + archy = no + king) but legitimate wealth creation, wealth defined as access to as wide a range of goods and services everyone needs with the money each earns.  not wealth defined as personal accumulation, which is the capitalist's definition.

We need free markets, and free markets in justice too.  We keep electing war criminals to office, and they need to be tried,  but not in our system, but a truth commission system, where Rumsfeld can escape his sentence if he tells the truth about Bush, and bush in turn rats out Rumsfeld, so the American people get an accurate picture, and the God help them what they do with it.

Bush and Rumsfeld, of course, would then have to spend the rest of their lives looking over their back, fair warning to future war criminal wannabees.  Right now we pay for their security, and if convicted, we'd pay for their sentence.  No, let's just have truth commissions, and free markets.

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Anonymous said...

There's more!

Obama is destroying Europe:

Do you think the emerging market countries (BRIC countries) develop flourishing economies, while the US and Europe continue downward?