reply to post by W3RLIED2
Some valid points here but unfortunately there is an element of die hard marxism that is making the argument very cloudy.
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
Foreclosure happens because a person can no longer afford their house. If someone can no longer afford something, they should not have it. Its
personal responsibility. People should follow this basic rule as should the government.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have. But with the assistance of politicians. The convenient purposeful blind eye to how bailouts are spent allows these people to get away
with it. That is all of our fault. We do not hold our polititians accountable.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one's skin, sex, gender identity and sexual
I dont know about this one. The verdict is still out. Or at least it is not as apparent as some claim it is. Plus, there are legal remedies to this
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
It is still a free market. If people do not like what they are eating, eat something else. I think people enjoy convenience over health when it
comes to food. That is not the fault of capitalism.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.
I will agree with this one totally. It is disgusting and should not happen. But what is the overthrow of capitalism going to do to protect
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions. They have held students
hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
Unions can be a good thing. But they ask for too much in some situations and choose to be unreasonable instead of coming to a common ground. To be
provided with education is not a human right. Teachers deserve to be paid. Where do you think that pay comes from? Does school cost too much? Yes,
but that is because college has become an "experience" for the rich kids who attend. It is an excuse to extend their time of being a high schooler
so they can drink and act immaturely. The colleges know this and make their profit off of it.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
True, threatening to send a job overseas is leverage but that is only a threat because unions demand rediculous wages for the simplest of jobs.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
Half true. This also plays into the politics of it. It is still systemic of not holding politicians accountable. Which is again our own fault.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
Ok. Ill take your word for it.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
What privacy have they sold. The tracking of your facebook or the products you buy. What is the harm in that?
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
Bull. Absolutely not. This is not some authoritarian government where we have press black outs. This is a misconception.
They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
Ok. Sure. But its not the recalls that you should be worried about. It is when they decide to simply pay the lawsuits of those injured because it
would be cheaper than a recall.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
Yea I dont know. Maybe. Economic policy is determined by politicians who are not held accountable by us.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.
True. Again this is our fault. We should support term limits and campaign finance reform to disallow this. Again, our fault.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
Im sorry but the technology simply is not there yet to effectively replace oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a
It is more profit to treat rather than cure.