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Whatever Happened To Capitalism?

The collapse of the Soviet Union, the decision of Chinese Communist leaders to embrace market economies was thought to signal the end of Communism, and the birth of a new world in which Capitalism was the new economic norm. That was then, and today is now. European economies are stagnant, right wing nuts blaming immigrants for the failures of capitalism are present in just about every European society. America has become a nation in which 1% control 22% of the wealth, and our top 5% control 44%. The gap grows wider between the average working stiff in America and his beloved suffering boss who devotes his time and money ensuring the election of conservatives who pray before the altar of the wealthy. Raising minimum wages is the first step on the road to communism, but lowering taxes on the wealthy is the best guarantee they will have more and more money. So, what is the story of modern Capitalism?

1. The number of low income people able to become middle class is falling. If you are born poor, so will your children live a life of poverty.

2. Capitalism is NOT producing jobs that pay a middle class wage for the average person.

3. The number of part time employees rises each year which ensures these workers will never enter the middle class.

To put it bluntly, Capitalism has failed to create a society in which each person, in reality, has a chance to economically advance. This basic claim of capitalism simply no longer is true.

Perhaps, it is time to revisit other forms of economic theory such as Socialism. Perhaps, we need a new economic system that incorporates the best ideas from Capitalism and from Socialism?

I await the ideas of a new Economic system that is designed to empower each person to rise to some higher economic status. Of one thing I am certain, this will NOT happen under a Capitalist system!!

I Do Not Understand

I suspect it will take at least twenty years before any future historian or sociologist can make sense of what has been transpiring in this society over the past decade. There is something mysterious and strange about behaviors of our young people. They inhabit a world they make on their own within the confines of Social Media. Jaylen Fryberg is dead. He also is responsible for the deaths of at least two of his friends. We now know that he texted these friends to have lunch with him. He then strode into the lunchroom, took out a revolver and proceeded to shoot his FRIENDS. No, he did Not shoot his enemies, just his friends. Why is the great mystery of this shooting. A popular boy, an athlete, the Prince at a homecoming somehow became furious towards his friends.

I simply do Not understand this shooting. It does not fit into any pattern of logic. It was simply an explosion of anger and hate towards those who were friends. We today can not explain such behavior. The only pattern we do know is that our society is filled with nonstop anger, hate, and hysteria. We have placed our youth into this environment, and most probably the end result is not pleasant for anyone. Hysteria rules the land. What have we done to our youth??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer comments on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if elections for God are financed by the Koch Brothers?

I walk in the air, never in malls.

A woman dressed in white always captures my attention.

Cell phones compel people to spend their days looking down.

I never walk in sandals.

My hope is that Death takes off for a winter break.

Allowing a car to get in front of you means it is the last car to get the green

Money, Money, Money, Let’s Elect IT!

I ve in the fair city of Chicago, or at least in the suburbs of that place. I switch on the TV and hour after hour, ads hit me from Bruce Rauner who is running for the office of governor of the state of Illinois. If I see one more ad from Mrs.Rauner, who for some strange reason, supports her husband’s candidacy, I will literally throw something at the screen. I wonder if she realizes that by the twentieth time one sees her quiet face talking softly about her husband, one simply is ready to vote for Donald Duck or even Sarah Palin! The Koch Brothers Inc. are spending about a half BILLION DOLLARS in this campaign which has been transformed into a fight as to which party can spend the most money. I have been informed by the Democratic party of their disappointment with me for failing to send in a few bucks. I assume this means I must stand in the corner with a dunce cap on my head.

The only question confronting America is how we reached this point in our history? Oh, the Founding Fathers! Yes, Madison and Hamilton and Washington fought the Revolution so that the Koch brothers could spend a half billion in the election. We need a new Supreme Court which is not radical like the current one. We need to end the mindless madness of money, money, money!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Never Dull Moment In Politics”

More important, never an honest moment in politics.

France, Connexion: “Less Income Tax For Wealthy”

So, what else is new?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russia Halts Import Of Chicken Legs”

I can hear Vladimir Putin clucking about this one.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Noodles Laced With Marijuana”

Point me in the direction of the nearest Chinese restaurant!

Japan, Japan Times: “Suicide Cells”

Hopefully, they commit suicide in the cells!

So, Who Is Working?

The government of India is employing a new system for government employees. The experiment allows anyone in India to check on what a public servant is doing at this very moment. As a citizen in India, I can log in at a government website and discover if an employee checked into work today and whether or not he is at his desk. Alas, the website does not allow me to know if this person is actually doing work while seated at this desk. How about in America?

1. We have a website that allows us to know if our congressman is actually in the House of Representatives.

2. A website that allows us to know which bills our congressman has introduced this year.

3. A website that allows us to know what did our congressman say in Congress.

4. A website that allows Fact Check to inform us as to whether what our congressman spoke is factually correct.

Good Lord if we had that website Ted Cruz would have to remain silent when in the US Senate!

Then, again, how about a website that checks on commentators who speak on TV?

In fairness, we will exempt religious leaders from these websites. Now, as to God….

Amnesty International On Second Class Nation

I confess to having been born at a different time and a different place. I was raised in the slums of south Bronx in New York City when gangs inhabited our world. Murder Incorporated still existed in Brooklyn, and criminals did not think twice about shooting people they did not like. Yes, we had police who patrolled our neighborhood. But, police in those days walked the beat. They knew most of the people, and it was common if they encountered a boy who committed a crime that was not serious to deliver the boy, not to the police station, but to his parents where it was made clear the next time meant jail. There was no war between neighborhood folk and the police. Amnesty International usually issues reports about violence in third world countries. These days AI is issuing reports about the third world nation known as the United States of America. After all, how many nations in this world arm the police with military equipment that ordinarily is found on battlefields of war?

Amnesty International noted that police in Ferguson, Missouri, site of among the great battles of the 21st century, employed “less lethal ammunition that can hurt people.” It pointed out the in Ferguson,Missouri, they were “equip;ing officers in a manner more appropriate for a battlefield.” How did we Americans evolve from neighborhood cops who knew people to soldiers equipped to do battle with the folks we, allegedly, police were to protect. These days, neighborhood folk have to be protected against their own police!

Republican Strategy-Deny Voting!

The history of America contained the story of a never ceasing fight to empower people with the right to vote. It was not only women who were denied the right to vote, but millions of white men, and black men and women. In our history books we teach children that by 1920 all Americans over the age of 21 had the right to vote, and eventually all Americans over the age of 18 had that right. Fast forward to the 21st century, and now the right to vote is being denied millions. Our Conservative controlled Supreme Court has done all in its power to deny voting rights on grounds there is no threat to voting in states of this nation. Please explain how supposedly intelligent men(not a female on the Supreme Court believes this nonsense) ignore state laws that restrict voting to people? The current strategy of Republicans is to deny the right to vote by demanding IDs of voters. For over two hundred years we voted in America without any ID required. The ID requirement has nothing to do with voting, but it has a great deal to do with NOT voting!

In Florida, about 11 million will vote. About one million of those who should be voting will not vote because Republicans changed the law to deny the right to vote by anyone who has a felony in their record. One can be a businessman who tricks people into losing their money and still vote. But, get drunk and you lose that right. Where is the anger among those on Social media about this denial of the right to vote??

So, Who Really Is Barack Obama??

I understand that most Liberals and Democrats deride Fox News and charge that it is being unfair to the current President of the United States of America. However, recent events prove conclusively that Fox News has been sounding an alarm about the dude from Africa which not only is true, but understates the case against Barack Obama. For years, Fox News has argued that Obama was not born in America, but in Africa. There is now evidence that Fox News was correct that Barack Obama was NOT born in America. However, I regret to inform the ever vigilant Fox News commentators, particularly those cute pert blond haired damsels, they got the story half right. Examine the following evidence:

1. A top secret spy plane landed at Vandenberg Air base in California.

2. The X-37B mini space shuttle has been hovering above our planet for 674 days.

3. I can now prove that within this space ship are those from the Planet XUL. Those from Planet Xul are dark skinned. They are married to dark skinned females. They only produce dark skinned female children for the simple reason that for every two births of female Xulians, one turns into a male.

4. Barack Obama was not born in Africa. He was born on X-37B. After gestation on the space ship he emerged as an Earth looking male.

To prove my point. Xulians are not impacted by Ebola. Barack Obama has this immunity. That is why he doesn’t care if Ebola spreads. It will not impact his own family.

Once again Fox News is the only outlet really telling the truth to Americans.

Nothing Changes In Israel

The one constant in Israel is that nothing ever changes. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that his policies toward Palestinians is the right one, and if he can continue the present course of action into the next century, then Israel will live in peace and security. Jewish settlers are moving into east Jerusalem which is causing anger, but Bibi insists that Jews have a right to live wherever they desire. Of course, similar rights do not belong to Palestinians. Yesterday, there were Palestinian demonstrations in the village of Beit Liqya. Boys and adults threw stones and Molotov cocktails, and the end result is no surprise. Israel soldiers returned these weapons with their own weapons and killed a thirteen year old boy. So, what next will occur? At some point, a Palestinian will kill (notice when Palestinians kill it is an act of “murder”) an innocent Israeli. What else could Netanyahu do but send the army into Gaza and blast away with the deaths of hundreds?

There is only ONE solution:

1. Israel must negotiate with the Palestinian Authority.

2. Israel must recognize that Hamas in the Palestinian Authority AIDS the cause of peace!

3. Settlements must end on the West Bank.

4. Israel must engage in economic talks with Palestinians in order to assist the development of its economy.

5. Get Palestinians working at meaningful jobs!

I realize for many Jews the state of Israel is always right. Sorry, a Jew must always be focused on social justice FOR ALL HUMANS!