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Forum Post: of profit and poison

Posted 2 years ago on April 5, 2015, 9:23 a.m. EST by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX
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You may choose to exalt the few and ingest poison for their benefit.

http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2015/04/warren-buffett-is-everything-thats-wrong-with-america/

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[-] 7 points by agkaiser (1825) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

I choose to put the truth out there.

Many choose not to see it.

That more each day opt for truth encourages me.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

This piece starts with a broad question and narrows to focus on food supply.

First I would say that I feel the wealth inequality is a core problem, for example even companies that do work for more sustainable food sourcing can still concentrate wealth in an unhealthy way, not that I would want to pick a fight with the arthur he makes a lot of solid points.

However the first few paragraphs where he refers to not understanding why American idolize the rich, this seems a straightforward question to me. I feel our egos affect our views a great deal and we tend to underestimate earlier generations, Monarchs ruled not so much that people feared God's wrath so much as the police of the day, the King was rich and owned everything. Yet for many generations this was the way of things why should we be so surprised that we are falling into it again more each day, it is democracy that is the younger less proven method of rule.

I strongly believe that we verge on a complete loss of democracy, and there are truths that we can no longer avoid, one of those truths is that the rich are too damn rich and another is that pretending that we can wait for "someday" to do something about this has passed. We must act at every opportunity to reduce the power of the powerful, including Election Day, in fact Election Day is the most important day to act and to do so smartly to reduce the chance to the extend possible that whoever wins the seat will further enrich the rich to the extent possible.

The truth is that those who would discourage action and effective action on that critical day are more a part of the problem than the solution.

[-] 5 points by howitworks (23) from Tucson, AZ 2 years ago

Billionaire investors' poisonous products kill more people every day than all the terrorists combined. Wall St is the most dangerous enemy the human race has ever faced.

[-] 3 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

US bomb raids to put the fear of god into those disobedient Semites included ?

[-] 7 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

And anyone who resists the hegemonic pursuits that we propagate is labeled a 'terrorist." The discussion is suppose to end there. The problem for 'them' is, people in the World are gradually regaining their abilty to think.

[-] 5 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

''Rahm Emanuel: A Symbol of Much of What Is Wrong with America'' - http://www.alternet.org/rahm-emanuel-symbol-sick-america-0 This short clear article shows the sick, corrupt world of 1% America.

[-] 6 points by mdonelly (324) from Mineola, NY 2 years ago

There are too many people like "Rahm Emanuel" in this World.

[-] 6 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

RIP Walter Scott. Your brutal yet casual murder by Sick Police [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21T2F5WFPAw ] comes 30 years after Anthony Ray Hinton's Miscarriage Of Justice and please consider http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32200813 More 'Rahm Style Public Service'!

[-] 3 points by gsw (3026) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 years ago

Shows why we need a justice party to clean up, return to rationalism

[-] 3 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

''Why The Rise Of Fascism Is Again The Issue'' - http://lawanddisorder.org/2015/04/law-and-disorder-april-6-2015/ (Audio)

Fascism has always taken on many forms through the rise and fall of empires. One of those aspects of modern day fascism can be seen as propaganda, lies and deceit used as political leverage to eventually absorb sovereign states. John Pilger lays out the swath carved by Fascism in the last 70+ years in his recent article Why The Rise Of Fascism Is Again The Issue.

Using the word carefully.. John Pilger describes a new kind of fascism, centered in America but based on the big lie of war and aggression. - http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/27/why-the-rise-of-fascism-is-again-the-issue/

So now consider carefully... ''as above; so below'' and ''as abroad; so at home''?!

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

money has become disproportionate to value and need

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22777) 2 years ago

Well isn't that so well said right there. "And anyone who resists the hegemonic pursuits that we propagate is labeled a 'terrorist."

Cold. Hard. Truth.

[-] 2 points by howitworks (23) from Tucson, AZ 2 years ago

The politicians and our government are wholly owned Corporatist subsidiaries.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

the corpations can only own at the peoples consent

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

''The key term here, the one that tells you where this goes awry, is what in economics is called ‘externalities’. Something large industries are very good at circumventing. The larger the are, the better they get at it. Mostly this has to do with environmental destruction as a result of resource extraction, but the razing of large swaths of natural habitat for the construction of highways and suburbs that make people use more products provided by the oil industry, is a good example too. That and the direct effect these products have on people’s physical health.

''The companies get the profits, society at large gets the damage. It’s the ultimate form of the Tragedy of the Commons. If you allow people – and companies – to dump the negative consequences, and the costs, of their undertakings on the public, they will, and they can get very rich off of that.

''This Tragedy of the Commons abuse is so ingrained in the economy that it’s hard to see how it can be changed. And that does not bode well for anyone except the Warren Buffetts profiteering from it.''

The above is excerpted from your very important link. Warren Buffet is lionized in keeping with what Hemingway said about 'Americans seeing themselves as temporarily distressed millionaires instead of an oppressed proletariat'!

In compliment, please consider - ''The Social Costs Of Capitalism Are Destroying Earth’s Ability To Support Life'' - http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/27/social-costs-capitalism-destroying-earths-ability-support-life-paul-craig-roberts/

[-] 3 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

''White House Reveals Desperate Lack of Support for TPP'' https://www.popularresistance.org/white-house-reveals-desperate-lack-of-support-for-tpp/ - as Democracy tries to resist Oligarchy + Fascism: http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20150409/1020653880.html a must read by Finian Cunningham.