Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 28, 2012, 3:52 p.m. EST by ogoj11
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Capitalism is over. It ended a long time ago. The present system is probably better described as carrot-and-stickism.
Quiz time: When Marx wrote his Manifesto how many capitalist governments existed in Europe? Answer:None, zilch, zero (well, not counting swiss cantons -whatever those are) Oh sure, capitalism was emerging, operating, but the heads of state were all the old familiar crowned heads, the Kaisers, and the Tsars. Did Marx attack the 1% on the top? No. He ignored them and focused on the emerging capitalist elite.
But what do we do in Occupy? Do we focus on the emerging elites or on the remnants of the old elite? We do the opposite of Marx. We focus on the elitest elitists capitalists who are so remote from us that when I listen to the kids talk about them, I realize the kids might as well be reciting from their sci-fi novels, or fantasizing about gods and demons.
This line of thought continues, but I need some emcouragement, some interest to develop it further.