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By Scott Cruickshank
You’ll notice if you’ve been paying attention to the war of propaganda that the
1% and their obedient lickspittles are going all out to frame the 99% VS. 1%
showdown as a battle between Capitalists and Commies. Capitalism of course being
good, socialism bad. I laugh every time I hear it because logic and common sense
just doesn’t support the spin.
What happens when a new 10,000 unit
section 8 HUD complex is built in Chicago or Cleveland or Baltimore, wherever?
First thing the government does is borrow the money. Who do they borrow it from?
Bankers. Bankers love interest payments, bankers love socialism. Next thing they
do is take bids from construction companies to build it. Who builds it. The
nation’s largest construction contractors. Construction contractors love high
paying, built-by-the-lowest-bidder jobs. Construction companies love socialism.
Once the structure is built it must be made habitable. The place needs 10,000
stoves, 10,000 refrigerators, 20,000, ceiling fans 5 million miscellaneous
electrical fixtures and about 1 million light bulbs. Who provides all that
stuff? General Electric. General Electric loves socialism. General Electric
loves socialism so much it even went as far as buying the National Broadcasting
Company in 1986 to sing its praises throughout the land 24 hours a day 7 days a
week. They love it even more when they don’t have to contribute to the socialist
state by paying taxes.
Socialism is the last thing the 1% want to see
driven out of America. It makes them so much money. The bankers are such fans of
socialism that they have so far donated more money to the Obama re-election
campaign than to all other Republican hopefuls combined, according to the
Washington Post. Those people don’t want to see and end to big government. Big
governments borrow money. And it isn’t just socialism, they love the full monty.
The last 20 years the Capitalists have been running into communist China as fast
as their little feet can take them. Odd for a bunch of dedicated Capitalists
isn’t it? The truth of the matter is the 1% don’t care either way. They do
whatever it takes to make money. They don’t believe in Capitalism or communism.
They believe in interest. Naked self serving interest… and money. That’s all
they believe in. Their morals and beliefs are purely situational. If your home
sits on a parcel of land they need to build a warehouse for their communist made
imports, they have the government force you out of it. They tell you it’s all
for the collective good of society that you got the boot. Total by the book Karl
Marx communism. The sanctity of private property, they don‘t care. As long as
it’s not their property. Talk about nationalizing one of their businesses and
all of the sudden then it’s all about private property and freedom... Ayn Rand
said ... blah, blah, blah.
Even the blowhards on FOX do their best to
support the ripoff system. Only they work on the other angle, keeping the big
government tax and borrow and spend war on terrorism and military rackets
operating at peak profit generating capacity. There are no small government,
balanced budget beliefs in that bunch.
It’s time we took a lesson from
the 1%. They gave us communism and capitalism to keep us happy while they looted
the place. We can pick one we like and thank god or man we have it, because if
we didn’t things would be even worse. The 1% Communists blame all their problems
on the bourgeois pigs, the 1% Capitalists blame all theirs on commie pigs. And
the 99% eat the crap sandwich they are handed and are grateful to have it.
That’s the way the 1% has always liked it. They rip you off and you blame
someone else. It‘s time the 99% put aside the foolish isms and started looking
out for their own interests. Nothing but pure, naked, self serving interest.
What’s good for the 99% is good for America. So what if eliminating child labor
is a plank of the communist manifesto. It’s good for you. You don’t want your 10
year old kids working in coal mines and you don’t want them driving down the
price of your labor. And if the city smoking ban has killed business at the
restaurant you work at, then work to kill the smoking ban and return the right
to decide who smokes and when to the owner of the property. That’s capitalism.
So what, it’s good for you. From now on you do what’s good for you, period. It’s
worked for the 1% pretty well.