Capitalism has, within itself, the seeds for its own destruction. Feudalism ended. It was replaced by a system that it is even worse. Why? Because human beings are imperfect constructs. We should change the name of our species to Homo Stupidus.
Why is it that people can't see it? Are they more interested in going to their nearest shopping mall and buying overpriced iGadgets? It looks that way right now. Right here in the United States we have endless consumerism. Buy more junk and rent a storage room. We also have a society that does not value finding ways to solve very critical problems. Self-gratification and pompous speeches come first.
In the land of the so-called American Dream we have thousands, if not millions, who turn their lives to drugs and alcohol. They have no dreams. They have nothing, so they try to self-destruct. And the capitalists who sell it to them, laugh all the way to the bank, while they destroy the land in which they live.
The capitalist gurus tell those fools of our society who listen to their pronouncements that The Market will solve everything. All that you have to do is become an entrepreneur, and voilá, everything is solved.
And when everything comes crashing down like it happened with the recent housing bubble, which was created 100% by American capitalism, do they go running to The Market to solve their self-created catastrophe? No, they go running to the taxpayers crying: “Bail me out of my own self-foolishness.”
And very corrupt politicians given the people TARP and other associated acronyms. Nothing gets better because the system is unsustainable. You do not have to have a Ph. D. or be a rocket scientist to see that things are not working very well.
Some economists, Paul Krugman among them, proclaim that we are in a economic depression. Read his latest book. In the county where I live, businesses continue to close. Empty storefronts are everywhere.
I, for one, will keep on reading the works of Karl Marx. What a genius that man was. He dissected the monster, and looked inside its entrails.
The capitalists will keep on trying to sell you the idea that The Market will solve everything. The truth is that only we can solve our problems and capitalism will keep on giving you misery after misery.
Tags: Capitalism, Karl Marx