ERIC ZUESSE—The dominant ideology of these countries is called in the United States “libertarianism” and in Europe “neoliberalism,” and it holds that even if the Government is unjust (or unfair), the economy is just (or fair) if it is “free” — as unsubject to the political power (the government) as possible. The underlying belief is that corruption comes from the government and NOT from the economy itself. Consequently: corruption comes from the holders of public offices, but NOT from the corporations UNLESS there are “a few bad apples” in that lot, who do what the corporation doesn’t want them to do. At worst: corporations are “negligent,” in this scenario. The economy ITSELF is not systematically corrupt.
CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM
In one of his most direct and frank chats, Gonzalo Lira speaks about his life, the ridiculous hit pieces by The Daily Beast, The Bulwark and similar abject tools of the empire; his current situation in Kharkov, his hopes for the future, and how the Western sharks—from social media giants to Ukrainian thugs—both controlled by Washington and its vassals—are also circling around to eliminate him as a player in the global conversation. A topically rich discussion by a defiantly “unwoke” citizen of the world that should merit wide dissemination.
Felix Abt, entrepreneur in North Korea (DPRK) shares his nine years living and working there. It’s NOT what you think.
JEFF J. BROWN—Felix Abt is a serial entrepreneur and, periodically, a coach, trainer and consultant. During his career, he has developed and managed a variety of businesses in different countries. He worked as a senior executive at multinational corporations such as the Swiss-Swedish ABB Group, a global leader in automation and power technologies; the F. Hoffmann-La Roche Group, a global leader in healthcare and the Zuellig Group Inc., a leading Asian distribution and trading group. He also worked with smaller and medium-sized enterprises, in both mature and new markets. He also feels privileged to have had the opportunity to strengthen his expertise as an investor and director of multiple companies. Thus far, he has lived and worked in nine countries, including Vietnam and North Korea, on three different continents.
AISHA—Liberal feminism refuses to address the economic restrictions that influence these choices that women make. It fails to recognize that class heavily affects their decision.
It keeps us tied to patriarchy because it won’t confront the system that is keeping patriarchy in place: capitalism.
Liberal feminism pushes reactionary politics masquerading as liberation. It provides space for capitalism, racist ideology, and internalized misogyny.
DOROTHY LENNON—Outside of his vanity project, Obama didn’t seem to make the viewers aware of his complicity in destroying the planet we inhabit. It was the former community organizer who approved drilling in the Arctic, showed little interest in his first term in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, bragged America had become the biggest producer of fossil fuels under his watch and who did nothing to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. As protestors were being beaten for their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on indigenous land, Obama was approving two additional pipelines to Mexico.