‘Corruption is as corruption does.’
Forrest Gump – or some such…
Alice X commented on the diary post O: Five things you need to know about ISIL — and many questions unanswered too… by Synoia.
I am 65 and my retirement income, which is all I have, is just below the FPL.
The FPL goes up every year faster than my income.
My bills go up faster than my income.
I am right on the edge, I get to the end of the month and I am out of money.
If there was something I was going to do that would cost me even an extra $20 next month, I would be concerned.
I am sure there were more than a few working class retirees who took the threats to heart. I can’t blame them.
The Yes team did not work out the details of the currency and surely cost them.
Breaking Down the Scottish Independence Vote by Class Lines
They were scared all right. I don’t know how many switched their vote but I can imagine that more than a few stayed home. 85% turnout is enormous, but it wasn’t 95% and that was projected.
The Yes team had not worked out the currency issue and that is probably what sunk the ship.
The idea is not dead, it will be back. Though by then there will be less oil.
In Texas, a judge is deemed a liberal if he grants a defendant a trial before he hangs them.
I seem to recall that Texas has a special status as to the status of succession. This came from the fact that they were a Republic for ten years.
I will believe that Corporations are persons when Texas executes one.
I lived in Dulwich for some time, just across Dulwich Road from Brixton. But a decade earlier. Even so, there was plenty to bemoan. It was a working class district. We had a gas heater for the kitchen and the bath, you put your coins in and you got some heat. If you had any coins. For a short bit. In the other rooms, you dressed even more warmly.
An element of anarcho-syndicalism.
Have you read Marx? Do you read Chomsky? Bakunin?
Try moving to most anyplace in Africa, maybe Afghanistan. I know, the Islamic State which is based on pillage and plunder with no property ownership honored at all.
You are all over the map here.
Africa, the plundered, the minefield of the colonial legacy.
Afghanistan, not a nation-state but a land of tribes and warlords. It always has been.
The Islamic State, a creation of US Imperialism, even if inadvertent. What political point can be made about them.
Don’t confuse the Koch brothers with capitalists when they have more in common with ISIS in being determined to pillage and plunder and destroy for their own ideology.
Oh my, you watch too much of the M$M evening news.
The Koch brothers are arch capitalists.
Plunder and self aggrandizement are the essence of capitalism. Capitalism is not monotheistic. It is the rule of ones at the top of the heap. You are Koch Bros are there, and they are capitalists.
The fulfillment of Marx’s predictions on the concentration of wealth and power.
Those who call themselves capitalists are like Stalin and Mao who claimed to be communists as in communal ownership and complete equality of all.
Those who call themselves capitalists do as capitalists do, They plunder and self aggrandize, the question is only of their means.
Stalin and Mao, they were authoritarians. Neither Stalin or Mao hardly ever referenced Marx. They they were not about communal ownership but State ownership. And of course, they were the state.
Read Chomsky, The Soviet Union versus Socialism: http://www.chomsky.info/articles/1986—-.htm.
So one larger political entity signs on to a malign trade deal, while a smaller, more politically responsive unit resists.
There are many facets that you do not recognize.
She has upon many occasions.
You ask the wrong question.
Being against something is a cop out. What are you for and how are you going to accomplish it.
Being against something is not a cop out. Ms Klein says what she is for, how do we accomplish it?
Who are we? By my definition, the oppressed.
Try the ballot box? How does that work for us. Try protesting in the street, how does that work for us?
Try insurrection, how would that work for us?
Try surviving when all else fails? That at least we will see.
As Naomi Klein imputes, the political convergence comes of all of the activations of the commons.
There will be no life on earth unless the commons reign in the capitalists.
Yes, I sat for the full hour. There will be part two.
She has a powerful mind.
The Capitalists know one thing, their own further-ence. Perish the earth, perish us all, but they will have their bottom line.
Naomi Klein has hardly been invisible since 2007.
The ‘Shock Doctrine’ was a revelation. She has spent the intervening years in repeated support and furtherence of the book, and in consultation for the documentary of 2009. I recommend the book, I recommend the documentary.
Her new book, though I have yet to read it, is very likely to be as insightful as the earlier work.
She has a powerful mind.
Only the the top 20% (of wealth, income is easily shielded, off-shored or delayed) have political influence. But even that is a very steep pyramid.
I am an anti-capitalist, where do I go for political convergence?
Peace is an illusion.
Reality is war-bucks.
I get to the end of the month and I am out of money. It’s hilarious.
There a number of camera angles portraying this in a seemingly large concert setting.
He has a capo for C# minor.
The music doesn’t modulate or develop.
All except the drummer are rather cursory.
Should I expect more? Perhaps not.
It looks good enough.
it is the state of corporate ‘artistry’.
HUGE disconnect betw bourgeois environmentalist elite & poor who have bad education & no chance of improvement.
Sometimes I appreciate what is said, and sometimes I am completely aggravated by it.
The Bourgeoisie, are in Marxist theory, the Capital Class. They are the owners and the oppressors of the working class.
There are no Bourgeoisie environmentalists. The phrase is an oxymoron.
The poor do not necessarily have a bad education. I have had a reasonably good education, but that did not provide all of the requisites let alone the impetus for my determination to be an artist.
Being an artist invited me to be poor, which I accepted.
I live in a community with many who are also relatively poor. I make friends with all I can, because I enjoy the humanity.
And I learn some things from all.
And children in the neighborhood, Who are mirrors of their parents. I learn and try to inform.
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