Posts Tagged ‘politics

06
Jun
20

History

While traditionally socialism is a class based division, The German national socialist workers party promoted a fascistic, race based divison to garner votes and was neither of the traditional right (look after yourself) or of the left (state looks after you).

All political divisions, whether based on class or race etc. have a tendency to subsume philosophy into intolerance in order to achieved a populist “mandate” to enforce their particular doctrine through law, war or oppression.

The American president for example, and his political followers believe they have a enforceable mandate to rule. The American “left” believe this mandate should be theirs. In truth this great divide is a manufactured lie since the real power in a “market democracy” has always rested with the ability of capital to control the market through propaganda and the corruption of the political class. I.e. The fourth estate, the banks, the miners, the financiers, control the Australian democracy because they have the capital needed to create propaganda to swing large voting blocks. This is not new and at least there is almost always real freedom in a market democracy, you may not like any of the choices but you are free to make them.

Nb: The alternative is a “socialist democracy” where the corrupt political class is directly responsible for propaganda and capital and there is no choice.

29
Jan
18

Jobs and growth

You all digress

why is jobs and growth the goal of society would be a better question

jobs and growth lead to more growth, to greater GDP, for a more equal basis for which to consume.

Basically, if you have a job you can buy shit

is the shit you buy good for society, the environment,

If you are consuming the world at an unsustainble rate, how can this be good?

did you go from working 3 days a week to,
both parents full time
with the kiddies in day care,
Paying the cost of jobs and growth?

dont look to your politicians for answers
all they promise is more

jobs and growth

17
Mar
17

When Macron comes

The people will recognise

that politicians lie

to the people

 

deliberately

on behalf of corporate interests

that are not their interests

 

truth will create an upswell

but will it recognise truth

or self interest