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Forum Post: Combating Parasites

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 11, 2016, 10:41 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Conservatives and libertarians are foolish enough to believe the nonsense that we can all be parasites and live after killing the host ... that's us folks. But only the rank and file fall for that shit. The banksters, billionaires and successful manufacturers have always known there is no such thing as free lunch for everyone. Only the elite few can partake. But they do know how to fool many of the people all of the time. Look at how close to a majority voted for Trump.

If one economic unit has more material wealth than can be made by that one's own hard work, it has been appropriated from the work of others. Slavery is ... whether by choice or coercion or we're desensitized to it starting with fundamental socialization. The freedom to rise up and have others work for you distracts us from the reality of the parasitic disease that afflicts the human race. If you choose to devolve to parasitism rather than rage against it, you choose the normal path to self destruction that threatens human existence. The only thing more threatening than an employer/master is a FIRE sector parasite.

Too few people have so much wealth that poverty and want are a matter of poor distribution, not too little to go around. The parasites call themselves job creators and too many of their victim/hosts believe it. They've redefined the unearned income of banks, investors, landlords and natural monopoly profits as economic growth. Even most of the so called liberals and progressives have drunk that kool-aid. I suspect that's why Hillary lost. Other than the voter fraud perpetrated by the cons (with an assist by Russian tampering?) that's beginning to come to light, many working people either abstained from voting or were seduced by Trump's lies about returning jobs to America. The abandonment of labor by the left is our greatest failure.

What can we do to defeat the parasitic disease, the cancer, that cripples our economy and threatens our existence? The best answer is to confiscate all the wealth and property of the parasites, especially the means of production. We can simply imprison the banksters and the rest of the economic arsonists of the FIRE sector. That includes the Great Oz who recently trumped the election.

Yeah. That's unlikely. Contemporary beliefs and attitudes [the state of propaganda programmed minds] make reality incomprehensible to most of us. But fear not. I won't despair. I'll keep working on you until death do us part.



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[-] 3 points by elf3 (3954) 1 year ago

Wrote in bernie...why didn't everyone?

Yes corporations are parasites...I feel another crash coming on...there are rumors of bail ins. This time banks plan to seize deposits. Obama talks of his awesome job growth and fails to mention these were mainly in the service sector as he worked to pass the TPP. Just look at Craigs list...how much growth do you see. Try to get money for college looking at school costs and loan rates...more importantly look at the prospects post graduation. The only sector of society benefiting...banks wallstreet...corpirations. The American Dream is fast fading. We live to give to the rich. We labor and toil for their benefit. Greed is the new way. How much of a role does ws and corp media owe for brainwashing our country and future generations that sinking to any level to get ahead is now not only acceptable...but THE new America? It is this sickness infecting the country...our youth...future generations. Charter schools already sinking their teeth in and koch bros with colleges...just making greed the new normal...that's a world we want to live in huh? Just look at the effects...these teenagers who picked on a weaker person. Power. Power is good...greed is good...drill any cost...pummel those who stand in your way...teach your kids how to get ahead at any cost...teach them what is theirs...for the taking...that empathy is for fools. This is the world ws is molding. Use the weak for cheap labor...for exploitation. Hey it is all good forget about those kids in those factories...say to them what are ya gunna do bout it...Im in charge now. Hey look at this I phone.

We used to be good to eachother...mostly ...now we are going in the opposite direction. Everybody wants some and they are willing to steal hurt sacrifice...torture? to get it. Stuff. Luxury. Electronics. Yachts. Pottery Barn. Kitchens....Are these things worth our humanity?

I fear our youth hates ws not because of unbridled greed...but because they want what they have. ...money, power, stuff.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22915) 1 year ago

Cornel West on Barack Obama's sad legacy which is what we are living with today as you outline above:


"Bernie Sanders gallantly tried to generate a leftwing populism but he was crushed by Clinton and Obama in the unfair Democratic party primaries. So now we find ourselves entering a neofascist era: a neoliberal economy on steroids, a reactionary repressive attitude toward domestic “aliens”, a militaristic cabinet eager for war and in denial of global warming. All the while, we are seeing a wholesale eclipse of truth and integrity in the name of the Trump brand, facilitated by the profit-hungry corporate media."

Those who supported Clinton, the same people who keep pushing Obama as god's greatest gift, are the same people who have given us Donald Trump. They failed to see that neoliberal policies only work for the wealthy and corporations. They are either wealthy themselves or they are wealthy wannabees and they voted against their own interests trying to maintain a status quo that is only working for the tiny few. Sick.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33549) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Combating Parasites

Horrific failure follows the horrific election of Drumpf - as Drumpf appoints to the cabinet every possible worst choice 4 the public!

Labor secretary = dead set against raising the minimum wage.

Head of EPA diametrically opposed to the EPA's stated mission.

Head of Exxon appointed to be the secretary of state = drill baby drill

Yes it goes on and on = the destruction of every public protection!

You who voted for Drumpf because he was for draining the swamp? Just how wonderful do you feel right now?

[-] 3 points by Shule (2638) 1 year ago

I'm not so sure it was so much of Trump's "lies", but more likely the election outcome was because of Hillary's Track Record. Quite simply the American voter wanted no more of that, and chose the only other option left.

If the Democratic party wants to survive, instead of finding places to lay blame, they instead need to look at themselves and seriously reform.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33549) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

If the Democratic party wants to survive, instead of finding places to lay blame, they instead need to look at themselves and seriously reform.


Pretty pathetic listening to them whine about Russian interference - when in fact they screwed themselves when they screwed Bernie.

[-] 2 points by gsw (3147) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 1 year ago

Yes, they had circled the wagons around a pre-selected candidate, thereby sinking to traditional lows we had been accustumed so much more as to it being commonplace, in the republicans, such as in denial of science, and putting the fox in charge of guarding the coup, which we will be seeing more of, unimpeeded, as indicated by this new cabinet.

We should investigate to save the republic what has happened in this election. Maybe the election itself had been illeagle, due to both sides interference, investigate, recount. Constitutional crisis shall be commonplace otherwise

No one cares or gives a shit , anyone believe this?


[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33549) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Democrats fear another Trump trouncing

Are the democrats in office totally blind? If they hadn't screwed Bernie - things would be so much different now!

10's of thousands were not showing up at his campaign rallies because they hated his platform. They didn't vote for sHillary because they knew she was just blowing smoke. They would have voted for Bernie.

[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 1 year ago

I don't know what it is about Trump that makes the oligarchy put out such vomit. I coming to conclude the crisis is not in the election, but in the Democratic party itself.

[-] 3 points by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

And then the real war against workers, which uses austerity as its weapon of choice, continues to be waged by both parties. This is one thing Demoncats and Repugnicants have agreed on since the mid 1970's.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Cyclical collapses, whether stocks slumps, debt deflation or housing bubbles (which are really all the same) are the perpetual motion of money machine on Wall St. bumping up against reality.

But know one seems to get it, with the exception of Michael Hudson, Bill Black, Wolf Richter and a few others.


[-] 2 points by schmoot (77) from Kerrville, TX 1 year ago

"The abandonment of labor by the left is our greatest failure."

That's it!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

''Goldman Sachs' Stock, Influence in Trump Administration, Both on the Rise'' - by Sam Sacks:

radix omnium malorem est cupiditas ...

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2133) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

"30 Years of Throwing Working People Under the Bus"

"On December 10, 2016, a New York Times article entitled 'Democrats Have a New Message: It’s the Economy First' that unintentionally revealed that the Party’s 'centrist' leadership and the paper remain clueless about how to improve the economy and why the 'centrist' leadership needs to end its long war against the working class. This is how the paper explained the five “centrist” leaders’ framing of the problem.

Bill Black: After 30 Years of Throwing Working People Under the Bus, Democratic Party’s “Centrist” Leaders Remain Clueless About Voter Revenge Posted on December 12, 2016 by Yves Smith


[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

''The future we are stepping into simply doesn’t work the way we are accustomed to.

''The old, industrial era rules for the dying age of energy and technological super-abundance must be re-written for a new era beyond fossil fuels, beyond endless growth at any environmental cost, beyond debt-driven finance.

''This year, we can prepare for the post-2018 resurgence of crisis convergence by planting seeds — however small — for that future in our own lives, and with those around us, from our families, to our communities and wider societies.''

The above is excerpted from the end of this long, technical read .. full of embedded links and a difficult, exhausting but rewarding read, which fits well (imo) with your excellent Prof.Wm.K.Black article above:

''80% of the world’s oil has peaked, and the resulting oil crunch will flatten the economy.''

e tenebris, lux?