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If The Price is Right by The Leftist Review


The United States of America was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that everything is for sale -- if the price is right. It is illusionary and fraudulent, it is a con job, and so, it becomes abundantly clear that wealth equals freedom and poverty equals slavery. It makes both political parties transparent when Willard "Mitt" Romney says he doesn't want government to limit his freedom. Well, there you have it.

I went to a job interview the other day; a second interview no less, and for a good job. I don't think I will get the job because there are too many hurdles to surmount, but the sales manager said to me: "If we call you back for a third interview we will put an offer on the table for you to consider." He meant a contract, which specified all aspects of my behavior both on and off the job. It sounded more like a real estate closing or buying a car, but that is exactly the point I'm getting at.

Supposedly, we live in this land with mythical unicorn freedom in a garden of earthly delights. But this contract, which offers a monetary figure I'd be ashamed to publicly admit wasn't just for my services, was for my soul. I do hereby purchase one human worker for the sum of $xxx annually. He or she agrees to live as we prescribe under penalty of instant and grinding poverty. Well, it's nice to be invited to the prom even if you can't dance.

My income would be directly dependant on the amount of product I sold. If I didn't sell enough product, I would be fired. My goal would be to sell as much product in any earthly way possible. On the surface I would be a guy in slacks, a dress shirt and shiny shoes doing the capitalist thing, selling product, baby. Actually, I would be no different than a prostitute getting into a car at a bus stop. I would be selling myself for my livelihood, or more correctly, I would be selling myself for my employer's livelihood.

This is how Capitalism operates -- surreptitiously and insidiously. Capitalism is the carrot on the stick to encourage the little burro to pull the wagon. Capitalism is a juicy promise which never quite meets the expectation; a meal which smells good but does not satisfy. It declares we make one more sales call, unload one more truck or drive one more mile to make someone else more money. The most important principle of Capitalism is the silent directive, which is neither written down nor chiseled in stone: the people must never know the truth; they must be misled and propagandized. Seal team six killed Osama Bin Laden, but who was Osama Bin Laden? What was the real reason Richard Nixon was removed from office? The only thing we ever know for sure is that much of what we are told consists of lies.

http://www.leftistreview.com/2012/10/03/.../davidcox/

 

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I am SO impressed, David - You wrote the piece I'v... by Ronnie Moehrke on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:48:38 AM
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