Capitalism

Israel, Russia, and Amazon. April 2018.

Jimmy Dore

The damaging impact of concentration of wealth and power corrupting governments can be seen all over the world today. Imperialism is subjugating Palestinians in open air prisons, Syrians in a proxy war aimed at Russia, and Americans in a crushing failing capitalist society.

The Global Financial Crisis of 2018 is Starting to Get Noticed

There has to be a movement from below otherwise there's no counter force that can take us in another direction.

Today was a bloody day on Wall Street, and the articles have started pouring in, admittedly it’s been a bloody month, quarter, and year, but finally the media is ready to start realizing there is that there is too much debt, not enough wages, no real profits, a new oil standard, overpriced assets, and too much inequality. That’s a bit too much to take a for country that isn’t a democracy, is ignoring climate change, starting trade wars, and being run by sociopath.

Accepting Collapse and Moving Beyond Hope

Our biosphere is dying and so is all life on Earth. Hope in “a solution” is the drug we use to avoid the truth that it’s too late, that our culture is responsible, and that it will not help us.

I have to admit that I haven’t been fully honest, in a lot of my writing I’ve implied that it’s important to get engaged in community in order to change policy to avoid extinction. The truth is that the time for action has come and gone, greedy people made decisions decades ago to force us down the path of ignoring the problem while we had any chance of solving it.

We Have Monetised the End of the World

Destroy Capitalism! There is money in stopping climage change and saving the Earth but there is much more money in making it worse.

Pain Essay

Yeah this culture is killing the planet and I could spend a lot of energy pretending it isn't or I can accept this is reality and do whatever needs to be done.

Getting in Trouble

All my life I've been getting in trouble and been afraid of getting in trouble. I'm not afraid anymore and you can't be either, because we really need your help.

I hadn’t been using my blog because I was afraid to, afraid of what would happen if I wrote about what I was thinking. When I was 18 I used to write about getting tattoos and making money to get tattoos. These days I write about the atrocities committed by the American Empire both locally and globally, I write in protest to a system so corrupted by power that its current course is set on destroying all life as we know it.

Sunday Service - A Seat at the Table

In our current society we give others a seat at the table, and then teach them to concentrate power and dominate their group.

You don’t really seem like a Church person Dirk - Anyone I’ve met. Some who read my post “Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly” will recognize that is not my quote, in fact I heard it at service that day and was inspired to come out to the same park I am in now to write about it. Again this Sunday, after attending the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship I am feeling inspired to write about service and duty, things that have meant a lot to me my entire life (as a scout), and which I feel a longing for when I am not doing regularly.

The Greatest Threat To All Life on Earth, America

Acknowledge that the American people are not their government, and that their government will kill everyone... if that’s a profitable solution.

Russia is not going to launch a nuke. Islam is not going to kill western values. Climate change is already killing people daily. The American government will kill everyone if it can’t maintain its control over everything. War with Russia is not acceptable. America has no right to wave a moral finger at any nation in the world. America is not a democracy. America is a corporate plutocracy. America is a dying nation.

Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

A society founded on the values of justice, kindness, and equality, would be radically different to our dominant capitalist culture.

This society which praises capitalism for its efficiency in driving progress, justifies the destruction of life under the claim it has permission of both the people and God. These justifications are not only unacceptable, they’re also lies. The dominant culture is driven by neither Democratic or Christian values which it pays so much lip service to. Democracy and Christianity are frameworks for creating equality among people, in theory. In practice the dominant forms of Democracy and Christianity have been co-opted by the powerful to serve as tools that concentrate wealth and power to reward themselves and punish everyone else.

I Love Americans, I Love Russians

"America itself could be described as one gigantic ongoing psyop" - Caitlin Johnstone

I love Americans, I’ve even been in love with a few of them, they are good-hearted human beings, for the most part, like most people, for the most part. I love Russians, I am the son and brother of Russians, they are good-hearted human beings, like most other people. I’ve never lived in Russia, I’ve never experienced their day-to-day life, their culture first hand, their language surrounding me, their food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their entertainment and advertising filling my waking moments.

The Myth of Incentive Under Capitalism-G.A.Cohen

Capitalist firms survive, only if they make money, and they make money only if they prevail in competition against other capitalist firms.

Your President is Horrible, Your Boss is Worse, and Your Board Even More So

Trump is doing horrible things, because horrible people have all the money and power.

The day after he won the election, people in our New York office were crying, devistated that such a horrible person had taken control of one of the most evil imperialist nations to exist. They’re some of the lucky ones in America, though not truly that lucky in the scheme of things. The company they work for is, comparitively much more generous than other American organizations. Around that time our office was also subjected to the picketing of the Verizon store below us, the shouts of the subjugated workers all day long were distracting to our workers, who were sent home early because it was obvious no work was being done.

America Will Collapse, Earth Will Boil, and Humanity Will Perish

Understanding this will help you plan for your future.

America Will Collapse As an Australian who spent 6 years in the hyper-capitalist center of the world (New York City) I’ve had to improve my coping mechanisms immensely as the harsh reality of massive inequality was shoved in my face. Last year I moved to a small town in Colorado to run-out-the-clock as I shift my career back to Perth to get away from a nation that’s tearing itself apart.

Capitalism is Killing Itself

Richard Wolff

These recurring problems of Capitalism, Maxism says are built into the system.

Pig Iron Bob and Australian Unions

Maritime Union of Australia and Robert Menzies

Ignorance and Happiness in Capitalism.

The Origins of Money, HipCrime Vocab

the HipCrime Vocab is a source of many in-depth essays analyzing power in our society, where it came from, how it is distributed, and the ways in which the systems enforce control. What’s a hipCrime? Well you committed one when you opened this blog. Keep it up, it’s our only hope! The author just completed an insightful and dense series The Origins of Money, and at ten posts, I have to say I’m relieved that’s it come to an end :p

Does the 2018 Financial Crisis Begin With Pensions, Technology, or Something Else?

So does the next financial crisis begin with pensions? … Maybe. It Begins: Pension Bailout Bill To Be Introduced This Week Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio plans to introduce legislation that would allow struggling multiemployer pension funds to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to remain solvent. There’s so many bubbles, could it be that tech brings things down? Investors now value a $20 billion company based on its “energy and spirituality”

The Deep Green Resistance Strategy

Derrick Jensen

Bringing Down Civilization, The Violence of Capitalism

HyperNormalisation 2016, Adam Curtis on Chapo Trap House