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1 The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:12 pm

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6694962

Even the rich see the wage/wealth gap that exists...why can't the majority see it for what it is?

Notice that the only glimmer of hope for the masses lies in Europe and Japan....socialist economies?
"The U.S., UK, and Canada are the key Plutonomies - economies powered by the wealthy. Continental Europe (ex-Italy) and Japan are in the egalitarian bloc"

Something is severly broken in our system.

2 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:32 pm

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I'm sure as hell not going to start reading that site just to find out what someone there thinks is wrong.

Since this is a forum where we (sometimes) discuss such stuff, why don't you tell us what is "severely" broken in our society?

Let's try to discuss this civilly eh? heh heh...


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3 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:35 pm

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Capitalism is not what bothers me it is the greed of the mortgage fiasco that doe's .

4 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:50 pm

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the term "capitalism" was invented by karl marx. it has been debated if he was a zionist in sheeps clothing. he was a man of jewish parents. one must take all these factors when forming an opinion. engels was of ayryan origin, which makes "the communist manifesto" baffeling.

5 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:29 pm

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Pavolo wrote:Capitalism is not what bothers me it is the greed of the mortgage fiasco that doe's .

Am I the only one that finds this statement completely incoherent?

6 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:35 pm

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djh wrote:the term "capitalism" was invented by karl marx. it has been debated if he was a zionist in sheeps clothing. he was a man of jewish parents. one must take all these factors when forming an opinion. engels was of ayryan origin, which makes "the communist manifesto" baffeling.
You really need to give this crap a rest. WTF is the matter with you?


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7 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:46 pm

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GOM. cmon, come to love ya. good night. we can be pricks, thats whats the internet is fore.

8 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:52 pm

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You don't need to sprout your crap everywhere all the time. You need to give your head a shake. Chill a little. Find another hobby. Something to take your mind off your arcane conspiracy theories.


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9 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:02 am

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In the last year or so, with the bail outs that we've seen in the US, I think I can safely say that capitalism's existence is assured through the convenience of forced socialism by government.

If some banks and automakers, etc., are in danger of failing, they should be allowed to fail as the free market will see the creation of new enterprises to take their place.

The free market knows best. The free market is the essence of capitalism.


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10 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:16 am

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EdWin wrote:
Pavolo wrote:Capitalism is not what bothers me it is the greed of the mortgage fiasco that doe's .

Am I the only one that finds this statement completely incoherent?

You are not alone.

11 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:37 am

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Triniman wrote:In the last year or so, with the bail outs that we've seen in the US, I think I can safely say that capitalism's existence is assured through the convenience of forced socialism by government.

If some banks and automakers, etc., are in danger of failing, they should be allowed to fail as the free market will see the creation of new enterprises to take their place.

The free market knows best. The free market is the essence of capitalism.

Your missing the whole point Triniman. Try looking behind the curtain. Who is behind this "forced socialism" ? Who is really pulling ALL the strings in both the US and Canadian governments?

The free market is a wonderfull quaint idea when you talk about it on a small scale such as a town, just like Hutterites show us that communism works wonderfully on a small scale. You take either system and blow them up on a national scale, and you have a wonderfull mess.

There is no such thing as a true free market once you get corporations (and idividuals) with the amount of wealth they have amassed over the last 50 years. Once you have corporatism running the country there is no free market anymore.

12 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:40 am

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"corporatism"???

13 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:44 am

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grumpy old man wrote:I'm sure as hell not going to start reading that site just to find out what someone there thinks is wrong.

Since this is a forum where we (sometimes) discuss such stuff, why don't you tell us what is "severely" broken in our society?

Let's try to discuss this civilly eh? heh heh...
Scared you might find out something you don't like? Just kidding with you GOM.

Try taking a read, it's basically a discussion based on the leaked Citibank memo sent to it's most elite clientel that was never meant for the masses to see. In the memo the actively discuss the plutonomy that exists in the US,UK, and Canada and how to most directly profit from it further. As well it also makes mention of the one thing they fear most:

" Furthermore, the rising wealth gap between the rich and poor will probably at some point lead to a political backlash. Whilst the rich are getting a greater share of the wealth, and the poor a lesser share, political enfrachisement remains as was -- one person, one vote (in the plutonomies). At some point it is likely that labor will fight back against the rising profit share of the rich and there will be a political backlash against the rising wealth of the rich. This could be felt through higher taxation on the rich (or indirectly though higher corporate taxes/regulation) or through trying to protect indigenous (home-grow)] laborers, in a push-back on globalization -- either anti-mmigration, or protectionism"

14 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:46 am

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Freeman wrote:"corporatism"???

Sorry just realised I misspelled, CORPRATISM. Yes, as in corporation running the government. Anything else is an illusion that most just refuse to see. As long as we have representive democracy we will continue to have a situation where our representative's votes can be bought and sold. We may vote them in, but we sure don't have a say in what they do when they get there.



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15 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:47 am

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Funny, I always thought it was the unions running government.

16 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:47 am

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grumpyrom wrote:
Who is behind this "forced socialism" ? Who is really pulling ALL the strings in both the US and Canadian governments?


Finally, it can be told....



17 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:48 am

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Freeman wrote:Funny, I always thought it was the unions running government.

Only in Manitoba

18 Re: The truth behind capitalism.... on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 am

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JTF wrote:
grumpyrom wrote:
Who is behind this "forced socialism" ? Who is really pulling ALL the strings in both the US and Canadian governments?


Finally, it can be told....




I always suspected that.

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