Monday, 20 February 2012

The Post Democratic Era

Oligarchy means governance by the rich, for the rich. They have even paid good money to buy out "democracy- the brand name".

Let us face it, they are wiining hands down in the PR battle in democracies while ensuring new democratic countries are just oligarchies.

Look at the UK: you have to pay to sue your (rich, corrupt,criminal- all of the above) employer for unfair dismissal. The latest Tory oligarchisk wheeze in shifting the last remnants of power over to the rich and would be rich weasels.

The finance catastophe aka crisis, is a chance for the imbalances to be addressed. Also for capital to show if it is organised or just anarchic. Things may get uglier. Capital may take even more of your tax money and share of monopolistic amenities as an extension to this virtual taxation of the poor.

Or just maybe you will admit to yourself that you are an employee, never going to be rich and get politicised on the left.

Dependancy on the drug of growth ånd capital

Social democrats and the step-to-the-left deomcratic socialists, are completely dependent on capitalism to deliver growth and investment. Hooked without reserve on the stream of taxes which flows from capital.

America on the other hand is a land where capitalism is dependent on social democracy and mechanisms of protectionism and how shall we put it, market access vi the gun and the might.

Capitalism of course by in large is not hooked on democracy, having actually managed to buy it as a brand name for mis-use some time ago. Without social democracy to temper, it is a pretty horrid place.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Greek default on democracy

In the post democratic era, greece is the first country to go fully bankrupt and unlike ireland, iceland and latvia, it is too big to bail out as a charity case.

In post democracy we believe we have a metademocratic parliament and quango network looking after our interests.

Instead they all hocked us into the the next millenium.

Irony that the crucible of the very term democracy is falling into a dangerous mix of oligarchy and anarchy.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The brand New reinvention of the imperialist wheel.

Iraq was the first imperialist conquest after American capital had been beaten into recession of power and ability to secure new major assets. The other symptom was the whole subprime pyramid: A corruption allowed by small, weak governance and a result of the parasites on the fringes taking over the whole assylum.

Now nationalism on the smaller scale is raising its head. First the confused mix in the middle east and then Argentina rattling its saber against the Falklands and Spain following suit. Both right wing attempts to distract attention from high domestic unemployment.

Funny how we never learn.