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Capitalism in America and the Declining Society

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As we watch our society slowly slide into a perpetual state of decline, we begin to see more and more that corporations are usually behind the fraud, the bribery, and the railroading of any policy that would be good for the general public.

In the matters of peace - or rather, war - the defense contractors in this country make sure that we continue to engage in war every twenty years or so. Now we appear to be engaged in a war that makes no sense and appears to have no end. This is perfect for defense contractors to continue making money off the American taxpayer. Meanwhile, while Americans pay huge amounts of money for war, other more peaceful pursuits are ignored. Our universities become places where bombs are tested, and to be a physicist in America means that you will have to make weapons. Many of our sciences are focused on war or weapons-making. While our focus is on war, other nations are focused on more peaceful pursuits. The effect of constant war is a reduction in freedom for the average person, and constant fear for those who face our wrath.

Corporations control the health care system. They control our health insurance and our pharmaceuticals. These entities are so focused on making money that they forget that they are in business to help people heal. Pharmaceutical companies are so busy creating drugs for diseases that don't exist that they can't create drugs for the most common ailments. Insurance companies are busy making sure that they maximize profits at the expense of the individuals they insure. People are living shorter, meaner lives, in fear of becoming sick due to the exorbitant price of so-called health care.

Corporations are directly responsible for our decreasing lifespan and for our growing more obese. If you include the incessant selling of garbage fast food, corporations are responsible for a large number of diseases in this country. They are directly responsible for the lack of preventative treatment. We are growing shorter and becoming bankrupt as a result of the sorry healthcare system.

Fraudulent banks that have made trillions for themselves while bankrupting the masses in various countries run our financial system. A billion people are starving due to these fiends, but no one does anything about it. Our finest educational institutions now pump out bank idiots who study how to rip people off in mass, instead of learning about literature, philosophy, and science. Thousands of students who would go to school can't, because of these banks, and no one does anything about it, either.

Corporations even throw their hat into corrupting science. While our world grows hotter, these creeps pay shysters to publish trash and peddle it as "science." These individuals even play to the religious crowd. God controls the world thermometer they say-not us lowly individuals. Meanwhile they continue to make hideous amounts of money off of the destruction of this planet.

Our unemployment level is hovering around 20 percent. This is great for corporations. They get lots of cheap labor. This level of unemployment is at the level of a depression. During the last Depression, some 7 million people died, probably of starvation. It was only discovered during a Russian study using the American census. Why was this covered up? Because it would have made corporations look bad. Russian study

Our media is a disaster, because only a few people own it. The different outlets broadcast similar mindless propaganda non-stop. It is ridiculous that this country is on the brink of a depression, yet would go on and on about a singer who hasn't been popular in years, or that they would bray about an election fiasco that was caused by the CIA. I don't even bother turning the nonsense on.

Our educational system suits the corporate mindless greed monsters as well. They only need people intelligent enough to obey the various psychopaths that run these companies. The people really should not be very intelligent or they might demand more money. They should be mindless enough to work without thinking and stupid enough to buy useless garbage made overseas.

I always hoped that we could elect more socialistic individuals into office. I had hopes for Obama, but at this point I think that all of our representatives have been bribed by all sorts corporate interests while once again leaving the needs of the many behind for profit. At this point I am beginning to believe that maybe Che Guevara had a more appropriate response to this situation. I don't think we can elect the appropriate people into office. We need to rethink who we are as a people. We need to think about whether this is a country for the people, or if this is a country of people that serves the needs of the few.

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I enjoy writing about political/ economic events, and I am especially concerned about the US as a warlike nation. I would like to see this nation turn itself around from a conquering nation in both commerce and war to a nation of peace. I hope that (more...)
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