Category: LIFE UNDER CAPITALISM

Pop That Balloon!!

PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—The Sunday want ads became his new friend, and he went through the sales jobs with careful scrutiny. Finally, an acquaintance who was a pharmaceutical rep told him of a headhunter that he always used. ” Get yourself a drug sales job man, it’s the best! The headhunter finds me a job, I keep it for a year and then go get me another one. These assholes at Big Pharma pay good, and I do as little as possible for six months, then when they start breaking my balls to be more efficient, I get myself another job. The secret is to keep my resume padded each time I have to interview for a new gig. Meanwhile , I get a company car, benefits, sick days, the whole enchilada!” He got the number of the lady the guy used at the agency, called and got an appointment.

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Freedom Rider: Democrats are the McCarthyites

MARGARET KIMBERLEY—Comparisons have been made with McCarthyite “Red Scare” of the 1950s. But it can be argued that Russiagate is even worse. Bizarre assertions that were once consigned to the fringe right wing are now repeated on a daily basis by influential corporate media personalities and nearly all Democratic Party politicians. The most prolific Russiagate practitioner is Rachel Maddow of MSNBC. She has ridden that horse so successfully that she now has the highest rated program on cable news. But she may have reached a moment which prompted the famous question asked at the army/McCarthy hearings. “At long last have you no sense of decency?”

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Why All Anti-Interventionists Will Necessarily Be Smeared As Russian Assets

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This article is of course absurd. As we discussed recently, you will always see Russia on the same US foreign policy page as anti-interventionists like Tulsi Gabbard, because Russia, like so many other nations, opposes US interventionism. To treat this as some sort of shocking conspiracy instead of obvious and mundane is journalistic malpractice. There are many, many very good reasons to oppose the war agendas of the US-centralized empire, none of which have anything to do with having any loyalty to or sympathies for the Russian government.

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Venezuela Coup Attempt Proves that Capitalism is a Cancer that Survives Through Violence and Propaganda

RAINER SHEA—This is what makes it ironic when American supporters of capitalism try to point to Venezuela as proof that socialism doesn’t work. Firstly, their claim completely misrepresents Venezuela’s political situation; Chavez and Maduro haven’t brought socialism, they’ve only reformed capitalism by enacting social welfare policies within the capitalist system. These policies have lifted many Venezuelans out of poverty. And many more of them would now be in good economic standing if their leaders were to do away with capitalism entirely.

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