Capitalism: An Apathy Story by Cindy Sheehan

By Cindy Sheehan
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Oct. 13, 2009

Capitalism Kills

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This Thursday, in a move that would make Baron von Louis Rothschild blush with shame (or burst with pride), Goldman Sachs will announce that it is more than doubling its bonus pool: from 11 billion in 2007 to 23 billion in 2008.

I always thought the concept of the “Welfare Queen” was eliminated during the Clinton Regime (where his SecTreas was a former chair of G S) however, Goldman Sachs has received billions of dollars in taxpayer welfare and supposedly paid that back, except for the 13 billion that was funneled through AIG to Goldman through loan guarantees.

Well, wouldn’t it be hunky dory if every loan we consumers took out from these banksters came with a guarantee that if we failed, our government would pay our loans off?

To diffuse any citizenry guillotine brigades, the Chairman of G S says that one billion dollars of that money will be given to charity, without specifying which charity it will be going to, probably Billionaire Overseas Villa Fund, or something like that. Well, empty rhetoric or the shiny keys of Madison Avenue hocus-pocus glitz are not fooling me any more. However, I don’t think much PR spin will be needed around this newest bonus outrage. There may be some international hell to pay, though, since 19 of the other G20 countries were rightly concerned about the image that out of control bonuses lends the already tarnished state of Robber Class deviltry, I am concerned that the threatening dumping of the dollar will begin to commence in earnest after this round.

Most Americans don’t even give a poop, which is incredible to me since almost 1 out of 4 of us who want work can’t find any and every 7 ½ seconds someone in this country will lose their homes in the continuing carnage of the bursting of the Federal Reserve-Goldman Sachs-AIG housing bubble.

Congress will make some squeaks in Goldman Sachs’ direction and The Laureate will say something like: “This is not acceptable,” then he will go forward in total acceptance and obsequiousness to his masters that put him in power.

What will the American Public do?

I am afraid that Goldman Sachs doesn’t even have to make the empty gesture of one billion dollars in charity because no guillotine brigades will march down Wall Street.

When Goldman Sachs wins the Nobel Prize in Economics next year, we will become mildly annoyed and then yawn in the best American tradition and go on allowing the Robber Class to steal us blind, hoping that there is another juicy divorce or celebrity death that can distract us from reality.

The Robber Class doesn’t frustrate me nearly as much as the Robbed Class. Robbers will be Robbers only as long as we in the Robbed Class let them.


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  5. Yes, this is the new world capitalist order. The capitalists and their CEOs get tons of money, and there has to be a professional class of doctors, scientists, engineers, lawyers, etc. which get paid enough to live quite well and the rest of us are flat out of luck. We are essentially superfluous people. If we are fortunate, maybe, we get a service sector job paying minimum wage, which will never enable us to own a home or enjoy any of the finer things of life. The manufacturing base is largely gone-sent overseas where they can pay some desperate person 10 cents an hour. The remaining manufacturing base is largely devoted to making weapons to kill people and subjugate all the other poor people around the planet. The sons and daughters of the rich can spend the tens of thousands of dollars it takes to become a professional. The sons and daughters of the poor can fight in service to the rich and die or becoming ill from battlefield poisons like depleted uranium, or they can resort to crime and become an inmate in that burgeoning new industry-prisons. if they aren’t criminally inclined, they can become beggars. And I remember all those exceedingly naive discussions we had in college in the 1960s. Automation was going to put nearly everyone out of a job and the government was going to tax the capitalists enough to give everyone a guaranteed yearly income. Yes, when pigs fly! I guess my fellow students didn’t realize how avaricious, cruel, greedy and immoral the robber class really was in reality and how much they despise the average worker or as they call them -the rabble or mob.

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