posted on May, 22 2009 @ 03:32 PM
Here is a question…actually, a lot of questions and I’m kind of free-forming thoughts here because I don’t feel like consolidating the topic
into one thing…if anything, it’s a modern exasperation…
…if and when we recover from this recession/depression/economically tumultuous time…then what?
I mean, it’s kind of like the question, “what is the meaning of life?”
We go through these cycles, Bull Markets, Bear Markets, Depression, Recessions, Bubbles, Bursts…constantly over and over again…every single time
the profits get exponentially larger, and the falls exponentially harder….
So, when the market has stabilized again…then what? We do it all over again? The rich get even richer and everyone else works their butts off that
much more. I mean, I’m not a spiritual person….but, to know that you’re going to spend the rest of your life working your butt off for so very
little of nothing…and to know that there are people out there…people with the right family, with the right connections, who will make more in a
year, than most of us can hope to make in a lifetime…people that will make it without breaking a sweat because their job is to tell other people
what to do, who tell other people what to do, who tell other people what to do, who will tell people like you what to do and you do it….that’s
psychically damaging. That is my idea of Hell…
People say to me, “What, are you a Communist?” No, I’m not a Communist, not a Socialist, not a Marxist, not an Anything-ist…I’ve read those
ideologies…I’ve read plenty of Capitalist ideology as well…
It just seems to me that in the pursuit of the wealth of the relative few, so many people get completely exploited. For instance, my brother-in-law
works in as a sub-executive in international sales…one of the subsidiaries of the company he worked for produced its product in China, as well as
some other southeast Asian countries…as part of his job, he did a lot of travelling to the factories…so one day he goes to this factory in China,
goes into the actual factory floor and takes a look at the workers…he’s told, “we turned the lights for your visit today…” As he describes
the factory floor, its filthy, completely jammed full of people working for 12-16 hours of the day, little ventilation, little natural light…and
yeah, they turned the lights on for him that day.
I won’t say what the product was…but you can buy it in your local Walmart…and speaking of Walmart, “the Destroyer of All Local Business..”
No, I won’t speak of Walmart…I hate Walmart…even their everyday low prices…
I think that my point is…is it wrong to think that “what is good for the Market is decidedly NOT what is good for society?” It just seems to
me, sometimes, that our resources would be better spent if society’s primary objective was not the acquisition of capital, which is really just an
illusion anyway…I know that it is about as likely to happen as, oh, something else that will never happen in any of our lifetimes, a great mass
…its 2009, where is my Starship Enterprise?
Who do you think built the Starship Enterprise? Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, a single nation or an entire world?