This thread is a blanket response to all of the people blaming capitalism, mostly coming out of the minds of Bernie supporters, for all of the woes in
the United States. The Occupy Wall Street people had the same theme, capitalism is the root of all evil. Now we hear Bernie supporters lavishing over
how great socialism is. "Just look at what capitalism has done!!!" The thing is, we do not live under a capitalist system. True capitalism died many
years ago. The real problem is the relationship between our Government, elected and appointed, and the corporations and entities that are the major
power players in the USA. Some people call this "crony capitalism" others call it an "oligarchy". It goes by many different names, but the
official term is "revolving door politics." Check this link out and you can see very clearly what the real problem is, and it definitely is not
capitalism.Revolving Door Politics
Before I continue, I need to be very clear to all of you, especially Bernie fans, government is NOT your friend. They do not serve you. They do
nothing for you. They have no interest in your well being or "protecting you." Every government entity is designed to serve the corporate government
machine. Every law written is strictly to serve the interest of the machine.There are so many laws on the books that the actual number of laws is
IMPOSSIBLE to determine. Every government employee, knowingly or unknowingly serves this machine. Every government program is designed to help the
Let's take a quick look at a few government projects, and let's see who it benefits:
Obamacare/ACA: Forced insurance purchases, designed to line the pockets of the insurance companies. The people lose and end up paying more.
US Military: The international enforcement wing of the machine. They do not protect the people of the United States, in fact, they make us less
Law enforcement/police: The national enforcement wing of the machine. Designed to protect the state from the citizens. Again, they do not work for
NSA: Spying on US citizens. Used against us to protect the state. Do not serve the public.
Welfare: A tool used to keep the poor weak, and another excuse to steal people's money, and weaken the middle class.
The list goes on. There is not a single law,service,program, etc. that is designed for the sole purpose of serving or helping the average citizen.
There is ALWAYS an ulterior motive. ALWAYS.
Our government is owned and operated by the same people, and it isn't us. Capitalism did not create this machine. When we have massive amounts of
people revolving between ultra high ranking public and private sector positions, the motives become clear. When we have lobbyists showering these same
people with truck loads of money, the motive becomes clearer. I suggest that all of you watch this film to learn more about lobbying. It will make you
fill your drawers.
The Best Government Money Can Buy
The problem is not capitalism. The problem is that we the people, have allowed the government to run out of control, serving the corporate masters
behind the scenes, and even in plain sight. One thing that Bernie supporters understand, is that the system is broken, but they are blaming the wrong
Here is the question I have for all of you that believe that socialism is the way to go. Is the solution to an out of control, wasteful, dangerously
massive government, to give this same system even more control and money?
Think about this critically before you slap answers out here. Think of the bigger picture. What has government done for you lately? What has it done
for the world?