posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Dinamo
reply to post by christina-66
I know Libyans have not been living under a bubble but i'm sure TPTB will not let them prosper. If it was only Gaddafi
as a problem...
Same as Iraq. Saddam wasn't a problem. Where is free democratic Iraq?
Same as everyone, where Nato forces had interest.
I sincerely hope Libyans can and WILL make sane decisions, take care of themselves, get rid of western masters and be one of leading countries in the
region. They have my best wishes. My relative worked there for 20 years and he said they are beautiful people and country.
BUT that are hopes.
My expectations were said. Where USA fights their wars, country stays owned by international bankers.
I agree with you in general re world banks- what I'm hoping is that Libya's wealth is such that they will be beholden to none....that they WILL buck
the trend and be an example to us
We, in the UK are experiencing capitalism in a very pure form - but it has weird side effects.
Outsourcing has led to the loss of manufacturing jobs, swiftly followed by computing and admin jobs. EU agricultural policy led to the loss of our
rural jobs - and so - with this rampant capitalism - one in four are employed by the state in public sector jobs. Scotland's oil and the City of
London have been paying to keep Britain's unemployed since the 1970's.
'Private' companies' biggest customers e.g. the NHS are state owned - so their dosh is coming from the tax payer too And of course there's the
massive levels of unemployment and drug problems that have been with us since the early 80's....and now
we have the honour of part ownership
of our biggest banks. (I have written to say I don't want my £7k share of Royal Bank of Scotland - that someone else can have my share - I'll just
take the money thanks.)
This 'capitalism' has led to a rather large financial burden being placed on the state - the state has no money of it's own. It has ours - in the
form of taxes. So ultimately WE are paying for the loss of our jobs and the social decline of our societies. When will WE do something about our
governments. WE don't have to take to the streets to be shot at. WE simply require to CHOOSE to participate in the political process.
My economics teacher was right - the extremes of left and right amount to the same thing. Dictatorship without accountability. Libya's dictatorship
was overt - ours is corporate - a definition of fascism. Our lot are way more skilled in the 'dark arts' of marketing and mind manipulation. The
boardroom directors have no public accountability - and they dictate to our politicians who claim to be publicly accountable - but when they 'take
responsibility' they face no consequences for what is often a crime.
We're beginning to see the end results - China loose for only 8 years before he nonsense was exposed for what it was.