Category Archives: Socialists

Was Karl Marx Right?

I was raised in a Socialist tradition of thinking and along the way of life departed from the ideas of Karl Marx after witnessing its failure in the Soviet Union and China. However, living in the United States of America, circa, 2012 his ideas increasingly become interesting since Marx actually described what would happen to capitalism. The essence of Marx is that capitalists have only one concern-accumulating more money and power for themselves with minimum  wage regards for those who labor in their business establishments. Marx may have uttered this ideas in the nineteenth century but they certainly describe the current economic situation of the United States of America and most capitalist nations of the world.

Marx predicted wealth would increasingly accumulate in the hands of a small number of wealthy and powerful people in society while the remainder increasingly became poorer. That is a perfect description of America which has witnessed the top 5% gain control of 45% of the nation’s wealth while the middle class constantly declines in wealth. Heirs to the Walmart fortune have more money than 100 million Americans. Just as Marx predicted.

Karl Marx did a fantastic analysis of Capitalism, but failed to offer an alternative economic system. Let us remember what he predicted and fight to make his prediction NOT come true!

One Child Too Many?

During the 1970s China’s communist government decided a continued population  increase posed problems for economic development of the nation. They imposed a one child per family limit. The China Development Research Foundation warns that continuing this policy poses serious economic problems for the nation in the coming decades. “China has paid a huge political and social cost for this policy, as it has resulted in soical conflict, high administrative costs and led indirectly to a long-term gender imbalance at birth.” In other words, too many boys and not enough girls–at  least in China.

In the long term the policy means fewer workers in the coming decades even as the number of elderly people will experience a dramatic increase. There will be an enormous number of retired people and a small working class to support them. The end result will be conflict, political turmoil and disorganization.

I Do Not Understand

I have studied history, particularly the centuries of religious conflict within Europe as Catholics and Prortestants vied in desire to kill one another. There are numerous examples of horrific murders on either side against the other. Yesterday, once again, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up before a Mosque. The attack in the town of Maymana occurred as people had come to pray in order to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday. A bomber blew himself up and caused the death of 36 while numerous others were wounded.

I assume the bomber is on his way to heaven or wherever one goes who murders innocent men,  women and children. I am certain he felt happy as his body disintegrated since he knew many others would soon be dead. I know what he did, but am completely baffled how one can kill those of YOUR religion and your village and your country.

Isn’t there something sacred about a Mosque? Or, is there nothing that is sacred to Taliban followers? I am confused.

Sad News From Israel

As a young Jewish man in New York City there was a surge of joy at news that an independent Israel nation had been created. For the first time in nearly 2,000 years Jews could have a homeland. It was also exciting to  witness a Socialist government in power which could reach out to Arabs and prove to the world that people of differing religions could live in peace. That was then, today is now. The dream of cooperation,  respect for all humans has died in Israel, leaving one to wonder if it ever had a chance to succeed.

A new poll reveals that a majority of Israelis believes their country practices “apartheid” agaisnt Palestinians. A third believe Palestinians should be denied the right to vote and 47% believe Arabs living in the state of Israel should be stripped of their citizenship and forced to go live under the Palestinian Authority. In a spirit of Judiasm, 59% would like to see Jews given preference for public sector jobs while half would like to see  Jews treated better than  Arabs.

A shocking figure is that 40% of respondents would prefer separate housing and classrooms for Jews and Arabs. Of course, in pre WWII Poland, Jewish college students sat in separate sections of classrooms. My mother on her first day in class in Poland was told to sit in the back and she never came  back to school.

When asked, SEVENTY PERCENT said if Israel takes over the Palestinian state, Palestinians should  be denied the vote. The poll reveals a sick Israel society   which contains creatures claiming to be Jews who have no conception as to the meaning of being a JEW!

Hugo Demands Huge Victory

Hugo Chavez believes that he alone can lead the nation of Venezuela and if, by accident, the opposition candidate, Henri Capriles has won the election the forces of right and justice would have been defeated. Hugo has spent years dolling out hundreds of millions to the poor and disadvantaged in order to purchase their allegiance. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a few bucks being given to the faithful, but when one uses the government controlled media and warns government employees to vote the right way, then something is rotten in the state of Venezuela.

He won the election in a free election, however there was nothing very fair about this election. Hugo purchased the vote. Hopefully, he learns that about half the population does not wish his version of democracy. Frankly, there is scant hope he can become a leader of ALL THE PEOPLE!

Liberals Claim Global Warming!

Them libeals and communists are at it again claiming there is something called ‘global warming.” They want to take away our constitutional right to drill, baby, drill for oil and use coal and other such nice things. Some climate guy(I suspect he is a secret Muslim terrorist) named Walt Meier claims the ice is melting all over the world. He makes this outrageous statement that during the past six years ice is melting and “it is an indication that the  Artic sea cover is fundamentally changing.”

God gave us this world about 12,000 years ago. I never heard God say anything about global warming. Heck, it is the summer, of course ice melts. Obama and liberals want to stop drilling for oil, they want us to fire thousands of coal miners. It is all part of the Muslim Barack Obama plan to have Muslims take over America by making us afraid to produce anything.

I checked with Mitt. Mitt promises to drill, to forget things like global warming and to bring back jobs. Anyone who wants a job in a coal mine, simply send us your name.

Death And Demagogues In South Africa

The nation of South Africa was shocked at the murder of 34 miners who were on strike against their company. Police fired into the crowd of miners and the result was the worse massacre of humans since the old days of apartheid. President Zuma rushed to the scene and made attempts to calm angry voices. He did not do a good job resulting in demagogues to enter the dialogue with voices of anger and hate.

Julium Malema, who was expelled from the African National Congress due to preaching hate against whites came to the scene of violence. He decided to play the colonial race card. Malema blamed white mine owners for the massacre. “The British are making money out of the mines.” He went on to denounce President Jacob Zuma for the deaths of innocent people.

Perhaps, it is time for decent wages or nationalization.

Mitt Wants A Clean Campaign

Mitt Romney is very upset at criticism  being directed at  both Paul Ryan and himself. Mitt entered this presidential race with high hopes that both candidates would discuss issues rather than insult one another. Joe Biden made a speech in which he warned that Republicans wanted to empower Wall Street and it was time to  unchain the government from rule by Wall Street. Mitt  reacted with fury to the thought of Republicans being close to Wall Street. He thundered that President Obama wanted to “smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces. If an American president wins that way, we all lose.” He also argued “this is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like.”

Gee, I wish Barack would be more  honorable in discussing  Mitt and Paul. After all, can’t Barack be like Republicans who have repeatedly said:

1. Obama was born in Africa

2. Obama was not eligible to run for president since he was not native born.

3.  Obama was a Muslim.

4. The minister of his PROTESTANT church was a radical socialist.

5. Obama “hates America.”

6. Obama is a Socialist.

7. Obama does not think like a real American.

Let’s keep things civil.

Brotherhood Rising In Egypt

President Morsi of Egypt had decided to copy how the Turkish Justice and Development party gained power over its military. They fired important generals and replaced them with men favorable to a more Muslim religious approach to government. Morsi fired Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, a power in the armed forces and told him to head off to retirement. Reason given was the recent attacks by militants in Sinai.

If the Egyptian military goes meekly into the night, it means the Muslim Brotherhood will gain complete power over government. There are no indications the MB will accept a secular approach to society. They will proceed one step at a time but the ultimate goal is clear, imposition of some form of Sharia law upon Egyptian society.

A revolt that began with high hopes for creation of a modern society appears headed into another version of clerical control. The dreams of spring have turned into the nightmare of summer.

Poor Mitt Insulted By Obama!

A wealthy donor to the campaign of President Obama is upset at the vicious, unprofessional comments made concerning offshore bank accounts of Mitt Romney. I gather from this donor Barack Obama should conduct this presidential campaign adhering to the same standards as those followed by his opponent. So, Obama attacked Mitt’s placing his funds in offshore havens. Now, what have Republicans said about President Obama?

1. He was born in Kenya and his birth certificate is forged.

2. He is a Muslim.

3. He is a Socialist.

4. The Affordable Care Act is an attack on free enterprise. Of course, this law gives health insurance companies billions of dollars in profit. Some attack on free enterprise.

5. Obama is weak on fighting terrorism

6. Obama is too fixed on fighting terrorism.

7. Obama hates Wall Street. Of course, they are receiving records profits. Some hatred-boy, I could use some.

This election will be conducted by Republicans using every smear, lie and hysterical claim. If one is fighting a bully, the fight will be dirty.