Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

It's Capitalism.

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org
originally published October 28, 2012
May 19, 2016

freespeechtv on May 16, 2013

“A man who steals a goose from the commons is punished, while a man who steals the commons itself is rewarded.” -unknown-

Michael Parenti has authored many books such as: God and His Demons; The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome; The Face of Imperialism; Dirty Truths; Blackshirts & REDS; Super Patriotism.

He’s also an unreconstructed old school anti-capitalist and liberal socialist.


Michael Parenti is an award winning, internationally known author. His most recent books are The Face of Imperialism (a critique of the U.S. global empire; 2011) and Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (an ethnic memoir about his early life in Italian Harlem; 2013); and Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies. For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.

from the archives:

Wealth Belongs To All Of Us – Not Just To The Rich by Dariel Garner

We Are So Poor Because They Are So Rich by Dariel Garner

20 People Now Richer Than Half Of America by Dariel Garner

Michael Parenti: Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth (2012)

Michael Parenti: Profit Pathology and Its Alternatives + Q&A

Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World by Michael Parenti (2007)

19 thoughts on “Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

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  8. Patronising condescension is what the elite appropriators of our commons preach at us. OUR COMMONS by the way….!! The point about life’s actual (cosmic) environment is that it is greater than all of us.

    There is nothing democratic about capital. It’s just a reified big bang. Take oxygen: how would you feel if your capacity to breathe were allocated according to some arbitrary artificial market rule? Invest or suffocate. Truth is you have no choice, because you’re either in their (rigged) war-game or nothing but a breathless bum on the street ~ doomed to your very own little crunch.

    It’s not enough to be human, you have to be their special kind of human, a sanctified human being who’s seen the light, the light of glittering prizes ~ bestowed by the designers of bullshit. Total crap for starving suckers.

    If you want to be really radical, my friends, get biological! Be real. Affirm the truth.

    Bravo Michael P. for being so unrepentant; that is true holiness.

      • Sick but true! And they have the nerve to characterize this elemental theft of life’s most essential ingredient as (neo-) liberalism….ie their freedom to restrict our wellbeing.

        One thing that is never going to happen, is a cabal of idiots planting a US flag (…aka Wall Street’s petrodollar corporate-finance ‘logo’…) “on” or rather in, the Sun!

        Of course it could be done virtually, and everyone forced to worship the simulacrum…that medium would really be the message (logo-s) in the way McLuhan promoted it as a literal metaphor of power-governance that commands and controls by deception.

        Real governance is up to us, how we govern ourselves is our spiritual choice.

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