Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The great lie...

Thinking about Sundays post 'the love of money is the root of all evil'; has got me thinking more about the great lie, and of course you will probably be guessing - what’s that?"

Well what I'm referring to is the great lie being told to the working class people everywhere in the world; that there is a solution to the crisis of capitalism which is ripping through all the so-called great nations of the world. It sounds like this; 'when the upturn comes' or 'the best way to solve the credit crunch' or 'arguments about better regulation' for the banks are all knowing, consciously misanthropical (big word) diversions of all Politicians heading the attention of ordinary people away from reality of a total and catastrophic failure of the capitalist system.

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."  John F. Kennedy

I came across that quotation, and it fits with my argument that capitalism can only survive and continue by making the most of lies and myths along with driving workers into the ground, and Kennedy would have known that as he was never a true friend of working people, despite the myth that has grown around the man since his death.

The left reformist fanciful and capricious idea, like a summer breeze, of making the bosses pay - is a cul-de-sac!”

Rapacious in-your-face greed deserves total contempt – but even stripping all their money away will not solve the crisis. It would be a start of course. But the profit making system of Western capitalism is Bankrupt.

It has to go – in its entirety!”

Only ending the monopoly capitalist rule of the planet will change anything. The sheer pant-wetting panic of the ruling class in October 2008, when the banks failed and the governments of the world were only hours away from closing down the cash machines told the true story.

Capitalism is a system of massive contradictions which can only bring the world eventually to complete collapse and disaster, in a sudden domino implosion. Only by what they call “quantitative easing” was the ruling class salvaged from utter financial chaos and the real terrifying fear of social and political unrest – which may have taken a more serous form of breakdown and revolt against their imposed social order, had it not been for the insane printing of money to flood the markets. But it cannot last for ever, for the underlining reality of capitalism is that its inbuilt contradictions’ will always bring it back to disastrous collapse and failure of markets.

To be continued…   
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Chris H said...

I would say the system is working. Never before has so much of the means of production and the hording of paper and electronic money been concentrated in the hands of so few.

And when things start to look a little shaky any 'debt' can be unloaded onto the masses. Leaving the capitalist to concentrate on obtaining even more of the means of production......

What's not to like? If you're a capitalist.

As you say, our current world capitalist system has no 'cure'. It's a system that turns finite resources into value and then seeks to polarise the world into the haves and the have-nots of this value. Without an infinite supply of resources or new markets it has to crash and burn at some point, like every pyramid marketing scheme. Best to tear it down now, minimise the pain.

Norbert said...

Thanks Chris,

Thanks for your comment!"

Yes the system is working but not in the interests of the vast majority of humanity. For those of us that are free thinkers and have an understanding this is like looking into a pool of clear water.

Things are changing slowly, people are beginning to realise that the system is loaded against them, because it is based on profit and not the needs of the many, and I will deal with much of this argument in my next post. Only to say for now that the capitalist system has no 'cure'to its own sickness because it is a system of greed and exploitation, the history of an obsession.

George Bernard Shaw feared, that the root of all evil was the "lack of money!"

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