posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 12:01 PM
reply to post by deeno
The problem is capitalism. Plain and simple and those at the top of the food chain control everyone and everything. To capitalise means to take
advantage of someone or something for personal or group gain.
In capitalism someone always takes advantage of someone else. You use seed capital and make the most of it. This system is not based on fairness.
Its based on exploitation of the week and underpowered. Banking is no different than any other business in that it lends out money for a profit. If
you don't want debt then don't borrow and live paycheck to paycheck. Unfortunately it is easier said then done because capitalism is based on
industrialisation and over-consumption. Its a materialist world and commercials on tv remind you to buy the latest chevy truck, go on vacation to
hawaii, buy kleenex tissues, buy a rolex watch, etc. You have to go against the system to live a humble to modest life.
Capitalism while it offers plenty of motive "to succeed", in stark contrast to communism, is bad for the enviroment because we are using more
resources than the planet can sustain, contribute to CO2 global warming, air/sea/ground pollution of toxic chemicals, nuclear waste, etc. Its bad
from a workers perspective because you have to work more....to make less thanks to inflation which government and corporations think are necessary to
"grow the economy". Why should we grow the economy? To create more jobs? Most of the jobs are being shipped to asia to exploit cheaper wages and
to impoverish the locals. Corporations from america and europe are infinetly more powerful and thus local companies have no chance of competing with
the big boys. They are outclassed from the start. At most they sell their brand name and become vassals of the elite.
Socialism got a bad name thanks to hitler and communism got a bad name thanks to stalin. In truth both were psychotic killers but they also thought
the best way to combat monarchism and capitalism was to oppress the oppressors. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire but obviously they overdid
it and the corporate media took advantage. The winner writes history! In contrast to capitalist propaganda of the industrial class, both socialism
and communism can evolve and indeed much more than capitalism. Of course you would never know that because it remains hidden. They make believe only
capitalism can work but in reality its a sure found way to detruction of society and nature.