Is Capitalism Devouring Democracy?

4 Responses

  1. Thing 1 says:

    It’s this fucking simple: Capitalism is nothing but a do anything it takes, throw your mother under the bus, sell your soul, sleep with whoever you can, abandon any and all ethics to make money.

    That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Trump is exhibit A on what Capitalism really is and always has been.

  2. Gomez_Adams says:

    In the end, it’s greed. The political system is a red herring. Greed rules.

    In the perfect world, communism works. It didn’t work out for the Soviet Union because of greed.

  3. Icon_Charlie says:

    Yes… I know… I’m one of the few who has seen that part of the .1%

  4. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    “Democracy depends on strong institutions and it’s about minority rights and checks and balances, and freedom of speech and freedom of expression and a free press, and the right to protest and petition the government, and an independent judiciary, and everybody having to follow the law. And yes, democracy can be messy, and it can be slow, and it can be frustrating. I know, I promise. But the efficiency that’s offered by an autocrat, that’s a false promise. Don’t take that one, because it leads invariably to more consolidation of wealth at the top and power at the top, and it makes it easier to conceal corruption and abuse. For all its imperfections, real democracy best upholds the idea that government exists to serve the individual and not the other way around. And it is the only form of government that has the possibility of making that idea real.”
    —- Matt Taylor, Dear Obama Spare us the Lectures, June 18, 2018. VICE

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