MICHAEL PARENTI—”The essence of capitalism, its raison d’être, is not to build democracy, or help working people, or save the environment, or build homes for the homeless. Its goal is to convert nature into commodities and commodities into capital, to invest and accumulate, transmuting every part of the world into its own image for its own realization. The modern capitalist imperative is simply to create more money for idle investors by any means possible….”
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CYNTHIA CHUNG—It is time we, the West, recognise our faults and hypocrisy. The western hegemony over the world is coming to an end and we should be happy for our brothers and sisters who have a renewed hope for a better life, largely from the New Silk Road. We have no place to condemn their rise as a threat to western stability. Western powers have been guilty of breaching trust with the Russians and Chinese time after time.
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Prof. Jean Bricmont discusses the biggest strike since President Macron was elected in 2017. Millions are protesting the new pension reform, which will force private sector workers to work beyond retirement age in order to gain their full pension rights. Trains, public transport, schools are shut.
GLEN FORD—Col. Anderson personifies the unfitness of Americans to play a major role in the world, much less rule it. “We poured a lot of our heart and soul into trying to help the people,” he bitched, as if Americans were God’s gift to the planet. “But it can be frustrating when you hear stupid people still saying, ‘You’re occupiers. You want our oil. You’re turning our country over to Israel.’” He cannot fathom that other people – non-whites – aspire to run their own affairs, and will kill and die to achieve that basic right.
The basis of Capitalism is not too hard to understand. In the first place, you have to understand that money is not an even unit of exchange. It is a artifact to redistribute wealth. Money in reality is just worthless paper, and the goods and services produced by society are what has real value. But a “bait and switch” occurs. Money is made into the sole “gatekeeper” for goods and services. You cannot get goods and services without money. When this happens goods and services in themselves become worthless; and money which constitutes the only means to them becomes actual wealth.