Insurrection and Utopia, Part 1: “We are Eating From a Trashcan; This Trashcan is Ideology.”

“The greatest threat to the system isn’t just learning things aren’t what they appear to be, but beginning to imagine a world where things are different. If something is outside the “parameters of acceptance” for the dominant ideology it presupposes that there are limitations to the system; if there are limitations to the system it can become old, worn out, made useless, and ultimately replaced.

So the Ruling Class will violently defend it’s doctrines at all costs. Can we beat such an invincible enemy, an enemy whose literally shaped us all our lives? How can we achieve that? Can we ever free ourselves and stop eating out of the trashcan of Capitalist Ideology?”

Desultory Heroics

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By Dr. Bones

Source: Gods and Radicals

It all started innocently enough. A friend asked me a question on facebook:

“How can you advocate anarchic revolution when your political vision is so far in the minority?”

The underlying premise was a good one: In a country of 300+ million, how can you call for the upheaval of society, the breaking of societal and political bonds, when so few would readily identify as Anarchists/Socialists/Communists/Leftists/Anti-Capitalists/What-have-you? It’s a question often thrown at the Left and unfortunately many haven’t fully wrapped their heads around it.

In a way it’s a watermark. For an ideology or political vision to go from outright dismissal and laughter to being asked to provide real world examples of what would be done if it came to pass is a sign of growth; it is a signal, an omen, that the winds are beginning to blow in our favor and many…

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How The US Government And A PR Firm Made Fake News To Promote War In Iraq

Image: http://www.activistpost.com America: the land of greed/power-driven, war-mongering, bald-faced liars: How The US Government And A PR Firm Made Fake News To Promote War In Iraq By John Vibes At the onset of Operation Desert Storm, in 1990, a public relations firm by the name of Hill and Knowlton spent millions of dollars on the … Continue reading How The US Government And A PR Firm Made Fake News To Promote War In Iraq

America: A Nation of Wars and Rumors of Wars, From Its Earliest Years to the Present!

Image: http://www.activistpost.com The following article should be more than pleasing to you, Mr and Ms Merica, since you seem to be very fond of being at war, continuously, with the disenfranchised peoples of the world: The 239 Year Timeline of America's Involvement in Military Conflict By Isaac Davis “I should welcome almost any war, for … Continue reading America: A Nation of Wars and Rumors of Wars, From Its Earliest Years to the Present!

They make millions per employee and cry they don’t make enough

Consider the following numbers for a moment, Mr and Ms Merica, while you’re slaving away at work to pay “Santa”!

Systemic Disorder

The amount of profits piled up by corporations dwarfs all reason, but the amount of money executives and speculators haul in at our expenses comes into stronger focus when we examine a different metric: Revenue per employee.

The 10 corporations that have the highest revenue per employee averaged US$5.8 million per employee. Each of these top 10, incidentally, is either a pharmaceutical or an oil and gas company. Topping the list is Phillips 66, which managed to haul in $11.5 million per employee. One suspects that the average employee sees no more than a minuscule fraction of that figure.

These calculations were produced by Expert Market, a business consultancy. Examining the 100 largest corporations in the world by revenue, Expert Market ranked them by revenue per employee to see which were the most “efficient.” (It is quite possible that other, smaller corporations extract more revenue per employee.) The other oil…

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