Few ideologies are more insidious and disastrous to society than libertarianism, but its popularity continues in the US, propelled by fanatics who live in an alternate universe, and the power of a multitude of billionaires, their media and bought politicians, and the fact it remains the core value of capitalism, aka “the American Way of Life”.
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JOSE GUADALUPE ARGUELLO—“Few imagined that he would become Brazil’s president. But as after Obama came Trump, so did Bolsonaro come after Lula,” the La Octava host continued. “So, it is wrong to underestimate people like Gilberto Lozano, not so much because somewhere he may have hidden grandeur, but rather because if it goes badly for this [AMLO] government, or if they are not able to meet the expectations of certain sectors such as the middle class, eventually an ultra-right, anti-system figure could grow strong, and get a stroke of luck”.
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On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to writer, teacher and activist Victor Wallis about the prospect and need for Ecosocialism. As Vitor Wallis notes, “A disdain for the natural environment has characterized capitalism from the beginning. As Marx noted, capital abuses the soil as much as it exploits the worker.1 The makings of ecological breakdown are thus inherent in capitalism. No serious observer now denies the severity of the environmental crisis, but it is still not widely recognized as a capitalist crisis, that is, as a crisis arising from and perpetuated by the rule of capital, and hence incapable of resolution within the capitalist framework…”
ELLEN BROWN—BlackRock got a bailout with no debate in Congress, no “penalty” interest rate of the sort imposed on states and cities borrowing in the Fed’s Municipal Liquidity Facility, no complicated paperwork or waiting in line for scarce Small Business Administration loans, no strings attached. It just quietly bailed itself out. It might be argued that this bailout was good and necessary, since the market was saved from a disastrous “doom loop,” and so were the pension funds and the savings of millions of investors. Although BlackRock has a controlling interest in all the major corporations in the S&P 500, it professes not to “own” the funds. It just acts as a kind of “custodian” for its investors — or so it claims. But BlackRock and the other Big 3 ETFs vote the corporations’ shares; so from the point of view of management, they are the owners.
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Caleb Maupin discusses state of British communism with Joti Brar. Also an exchange with Al Suarez on Trotskyism.
In this episode of Caleb Maupin informal YouTube series on socialism, its history, tendencies, tactics, strategies, problems of construction, and victories and defeats, he interviews Joti Brar, Vice Chair of Britain Communist Party (ML), and in a separate exchange, Al Suarez, a committed Trotskyist.