“Capitalism Has Failed” And The System Doesn’t Work
By A D Hemming
26 May, 2015
“From each according to his abilities. To each according to his needs.”— Karl Marx
“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny”— Martin Luther King Jr.
An elderly orphan, cancer patient, and vet in Fayetteville NC a week ago called 911 for food as he was going hungry in this “land of affluence” for the one percent with this silly the “system is working” report from the local media encouraging volunteerism and basically a US version of Thatcherism with all its ‘There is no such thing as society” BS. Such horse s____! Do give this “The system is working” garbage a big fat rest. We could do with a lot more of a revolutionary and Marxist spirit which brought down the Czarist, political royalist rotten to the core despotism in 1917 in the Russian Revolution.
Thus it may well be time to revive faith in old fashioned communism as elaborated on some here. This kind of true traditional values is something con survives with all their con artistry of those actually benefitting from the current despotic system can never understand nor do they want to in the least. Their special privileges are “just too precious” to them.
What is needed is to see what to do when the system and yes its leaders get away from us as this award winning British businessman and evolutionary psychologist shows in this presentation. Sharing of food as referred to but also other necessities should be the rule and done through a mechanism which the whole society can use as a vehicle for resolving such problems of the people and bringing in what Henry Wallace once called the “people’s century.”
The brutal and blunt truth is that “Capitalism has failed. . .” as the Minnesota Farmer Labor Party said in the 1930s.
In the 1930s the Minnesota Farmer Labor Party offered a vision of what might be if we had more of this commonist sharing notion and spirit shown here and were less overwhelmed by the greed of the few and with their agenda of more privileges and power for the privileged few and not much at all for the rest.T
The USA’s people would do well to take a hard look at reducing the level of insanity of war and the “warfare state” as Norman Solomon aptly referred to it and cutting down on the the Orwellian surveillance of spying all the time on all anywhere. This would leave much more funds to share to address the problems of those such as the 81 year old man already cited the numbers in the USA alone which likely would be millions if not tens of millions of others covering this land of so much wealth now so heavily concentrated in such few hands with same paying much less than their fair share of the taxes or much else while the rest carry the burden of war and empire now running rampant and much greater than any other time before in US history.
Ditching the un Patriot Act as it should actually be called would be a rather good start right now. Then move on to cutting the budget for the Pentagon and other affiliated agencies in the national security complex. It’s good to remember it was a GOP president, Dwight D Eisenhower who did just that twice in 1955 and 1960 showing he really meant what he said in this 1953 speech on “A Chance for Peace.” It can and should be done.
People must be involved and be part of movements such as David Swanson has talked about and as this shows to make this happen.
Then movements may well lead to the growth of another party along the lines of Minnesota Farmer Labor to put much needed pressure on the established parties as well as the whole political system to act more on behalf of those not part of the privileged one per cent or less to create a much needed move toward a communist society based on that old fashioned idea as David Erdal, that award winning British businessman would put it of “All for one and one for all” instead of “dividing all into owners and servants” as he once commented to this writer. Evolution can still save us if we only allow it to.
AD Hemming has been an activist for progressive causes since the early 1960s, has been a researcher, poet, journalist, historian and got his feet wet as a progressive in the civil rights movement in US South as a teenager and who identifies as black and provides a perspective of a person of color from the US South.
A D Hemming* is a pseudonym this writer uses on a regular basis.
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