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Disaster Capiltalism

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posted on May, 26 2005 @ 02:21 AM
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Heres the article...

Heres a snippet from it....




Gone are the days of waiting for wars to break out and then drawing up ad hoc plans to pick up the pieces. In close cooperation with the National Intelligence Council, Pascual's office keeps "high risk" countries on a "watch list" and assembles rapid-response teams ready to engage in prewar planning and to "mobilize and deploy quickly" after a conflict has gone down. The teams are made up of private companies, nongovernmental organizations and members of think tanks--some, Pascual told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in October, will have "pre-completed" contracts to rebuild countries that are not yet broken. Doing this paperwork in advance could "cut off three to six months in your response time."


Firstly i posted this before but it never updated, so if this turns out to be a double just delete one of them please.

I find this article disturbing as it implies that contracts are drawn to 'fix' countries that arent even 'broken' yet... which implies an intent to cause disorder in these countries to make some money...

Money or human life? Which is more important these days? Money... Which should be more important? Human life. It disgusts me that capitalism has been allowed to progress to such lows that destruction is pre-empted so various companies can make money... what do you think happens if things are stable in these high risk countries? Some neo-con cowboy decides to mess things up a bit of course...

Whats everyone elses opinion on this one?

And please dont turn this into a bush bashing thread...




posted on May, 26 2005 @ 03:02 AM
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Thank you for taking an objective view on this
. I appreciate it. I believe your correct that some aspects of capitalism has taken a disgusting form. It was not originally the concept. Free markets were supposed to have limited gov. interference and taxation. this sadly has given some americans the view that socialism is better.



posted on May, 26 2005 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Thank you for taking an objective view on this
. I appreciate it. I believe your correct that some aspects of capitalism has taken a disgusting form. It was not originally the concept. Free markets were supposed to have limited gov. interference and taxation. this sadly has given some americans the view that socialism is better.


Well i'm not American, and while i do see that socialism has its flaws, i do prefer it over capitalism... but thats not the point of this particular thread...

What do you think of this concept of disaster capitalism?



posted on May, 26 2005 @ 03:58 AM
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what i find the most dissapointing thing about things such as these. well it seems that the good ship "democracy" has turned from a vessal of peace and help into a warship bound to turn everything towards it's own image. just as communisim used to preach about turning all the world to communisim, now democracty is working towards turning the world into it's own brand of dictatorship. the fact that it seems that business is being put forth as more important than people just shows how far the dreams of our ancestors has been turned arround and remade to suit big business. democracy was FOUNDED FOR THE BENIFET OF THE PEOPLE. to PROTECT the people from unfair tyrony of kings and the aristocracy.

well we have just reinvented the aristocracy, that part is now played by big business. the rich are still acting like the rich. lording over and controlling the lives of the pesants. afterall they KNOW what is best for all, not to mention the further lineing of their pockets in the process as well as keeping the pesants under controll. the ceo's are the new princes, with their newwer version of earls, dukes and viscounts under them. the king tends to be selected from amonst those ranks of prices and royal family lines. just look at all the money it takes to run a national campain. a peasant may be alowed to "run" but in all honesty stands little chance of suceeding amounst those parties which are firmly entrenched into the possitions.

sure the government "rules" but in reality are held in check by those big busnessess as well as special interest groups which support them finantualy. that support is in the form of the monies given to run for office. they litteraly BUY votes, the votes of congressmen as well as senitors, as well as those holding the "high offices" this was not intended to happen. the government was formed to combat the controll over the many by the few. but over time this has been eroded away untill the people are of little real concern when placed oppisit of the needs of the new aristocracy.

it is of no real suprise that there is now a spacific office devoted to the takeover of those who do not operate likewise. in fact i see the great eperiment of democracy turning more and more into the authoritarian controll that it was created to replace. it has also become much more like the communist systom became. that is that a few elite controll everything while the many are kept in check as the serfes that they are seen to be. oh they try to make sure that we are kept pacified, after all they need us to do the actual work that needs to be done.

just like the kings of old, there is the need to expand to bring more ritches into the kindoms. and the kindoms are no longer countries but business. as such it is not necisary to concur in name but in business practices. therefore any country who is not under the "freedom" of democracy is something that needs to be changed. the reason is simple. if the state controlls things then the businesses do not make money. business needs to be in ultimate controll and that can only happen with democracy. democracy has become only an illusion hideing those who realy have the power, that is those that have the money who controll business "empires".

now there is nothing wrong perse with makeing money, that works oinly to insure that things get done and improvements take place. the problem is that it has become power to influance how nations are run. why is it that the people have a ta burdan, when the more money you get the less you have to pay in ta. i am not talking about doller amounts but of the amounts of what you make percentage wise. why are there so many ways for busnesses and the rich to have so many ways to avoid paying taxes. just look at advertiseing for instance. promotions and comercials are a tax break.why? they are not doing this to benifet the people but to get more people to buy what they sell. it is a cost of doing business. you don't have to advertise after all, but it makes sence to. so why does it discount what taxs that they pay? they PROFFIT by advertiseing. they don't realy loose money, if they do then oviously they are not makeing wise business decisions. the same thing for ta breaks for "entertaining" possible suppliers and cliants. again this is done not out of need but to make deals to make money, again they are proffiting from this. so why a tax break? tax breaks should be there to help even the odds, to help those who DON"T have all that much, not to help those who already have more than they realy need.

we have all heard that government and religion should not co-mingle. well perhaps it is time to add that govenment and business should not co-mingle. like religion bussiness should not have involvement in the governing body. all that causes is ruleing in faver of the "ruleing class". democracy was developed to PROTECT PEOPLE not BUSINESS. it is far paassed the time to remove this taint and return the power to the people. if we were to do that then mabe there wouldn't be the need to " concour for proffit.



posted on May, 26 2005 @ 04:48 AM
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nice post drogo
i think you hit the pertinent facts that capitalism has sadl opened the doors for greed.



posted on May, 26 2005 @ 07:34 PM
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Capiltaism is great in theory, but in practise its a prime example of greed and tyranny. Generally people in control of large corporations have a comlpete disregard for human life and the well being of others. All they want is to hoard more money for themselves... and sadly, this is supported by the governments of many western nations.

Capitalism should be supporting the small businesses, the sole traders, the small partnerships... But now it is used to help make those with wealth even wealthier, and to top it off, its now causing wars to be fought so that income can be generated to the large busisnesses to 'rebuild' the nations that were not even broken in the first place! And guess who pays for all this... the average Joe taxpayer thats who! Taxes are good if used for good things, not when their used for Wars that are masterminded to put more money into the coffers of the filthy rich...



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 10:26 AM
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Great piece of journalism. As psychotic as they are I never blame the politicians (even for the Iraq War) but the state-controlled media. Had the puppets at the BBC/FOX/CNN told the truth there wouldn't even have been a war in Iraq and 100,000+ lost souls.




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