thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara
[Quote: We have entered the looting stage of capitalism. Desolation will be the result. – Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US treasury and associate editor of the Wall Street journal.]
When something has always been, and you want to make a “new” point about it, a smart writer will say something like, “we’ve never seen this before…” Look at the quote again, emphasize “entered the looting stage” as if somehow capitalism could have ever existed outside a looting stage. Capitalism is totally predatory. It’s akin to those great dragons of Tolkien lore that issued forth from Thangoridrim and Mordor to prey upon the worlds of Elves and Men in Middle Earth.
It must be understood eventually, should man have an eventually, that capitalism is a debt concept. Capitalism’s modus operandi: “By whatever means, put the world in debt, then loot the world ostensibly to repay that debt.” The trick for a less than bright mental human flame is to recognize the darkness that is capitalism; to call a spade a spade and admit that hey, we’ve all been royally conned, and are being even more royally conned with each passing day.
Capitalism is a disease. Hence the cure (should anyone with a half a brain cell want one) isn’t more of the disease. It’s to actually call it what it is, and destroy it.
How do you destroy capitalism? That’s the simplest thing. Stop going into debt, and stop putting others in debt to you. Money doesn’t make babies. When you are asked to pay back $15 for the $10 you borrowed, you’re being asked to either make some counterfeit money (as do those who lend it) or to steal it from your neighbour. There is no other way under the sun that a debt incurred under capitalism can ever be repaid. Few have any qualm about stealing from their neighbour, especially if that neighbour happens to be a total stranger, or better yet, a declared enemy.
You don’t care? You think that because you have a job, or your house is paid for, you can think, “I’m OK, you’re OK?” You think that because that drone that just blew up an Afghan wedding party didn’t blow up your wedding party, it’s OK? You think that the makers and users of the drone care more about you than about the Afghan bride and groom and their family? You can’t figure out that the only reason you’re still alive is because you’re worth more as a consumer and you have nothing of value the predators can’t have for the taking without a fight?
Under capitalism, anything that makes a profit is OK. If that means perpetual war, then so be it. If that means corruption, lies, cheating, buying the justice system, rigging elections, polluting land, sea, and air, then so be it. If it means destroying nations and committing genocide, so be it. This whole game has absolutely nothing to do with right and wrong; with morality; with common sense. It has to do with dollars, yuans, rubles, and whatever makes those valuable to the psychopathic 1% of the population that has enslaved the 99% to do its bidding.
The USSR economy was collapsed because it had begun to build something that could be looted. The Middle East is in a shambles because it has resources that can be looted. The less-economically viable nations of the European Union (Ireland, Greece, Spain) are being looted. Africa is moaning in disease and drowning in bloodshed because it has natural and labour resources that can be looted. Latin America’s democracies are being destabilized and destroyed because there are resources there the dragon of Wall Street needs to sate it’s insatiable appetite for blood and bone yards .
And on Wall Street… or any other place where the 1% capitalist looters gather, there are hundreds of fake smiles baring blood-stained teeth when the psychopaths dance around the facsimile of the global debt cake. And are these dragon servants to blame for the condition of the planet? Not at all: they are performing according to their nature, and the 99% whom they have enslaved also are performing according to their own nature. No one’s to blame. A thing is what it is, and it isn’t something else until someone, some crazy individual says to herself, this is bullshit, I’m not following that agenda anymore.
And when things change for that one individual, everything changes… but justice prevails: they only change for that one individual. The rest must continue to fuel the destruction of their world by whatever means the 1% elites have chosen to exercise. The rest must continue to pay, to fear, to worry, to harbour anger and resentment, and to die in hate and hopelessness.