Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thought Of The Day

It's funny, as I watch the American debate over healthcare, that the same forces who put down electoral reform is this country, the comfortable, the powerful and their corporate press minions, have American counterparts who are determined to deny Americans their human right to decent healthcare for all. The Oligarchy doesn't like change that challenges its economic or political stranglehold. No, it does not.
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  1. You could've added in labour rights, too. And expanding the ranks of the tenured at universities. Really, it seems ubiquitous: those who have power want to ensure that no one else gets any.

    Of course, Plato called it first.

  2. Of course, Plato called it first.

    Yes he did. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Now, now.

    Just because people don't favour social democracy in the United States, that doesn't mean that it's an all-powerful oligarchy pulling the strings.

    Sometimes, people just don't like the policies on offer.

  4. It isn't just the U.S. and it isn't about social democracy. It is about democracy and it is dying.

  5. People keep on voting down electoral reform -- that's democracy.

    Health care reform is/may be dying because it's not popular -- that's democracy.

  6. People keep on voting down electoral reform -- that's democracy.

    There is much more to democracy than voting in referenda. The superstructure that is supposed to uphold democracy, the press, the parliament (or congress), etc. is bought and paid for. It is completely rotten and corrupt.

  7. You won't find a more reliable hater of the press than me, but I do still think that they write what they do because they believe it.

  8. Of course they believe in the group consensus, that's why there are in the positions they are in. You don't rise to the top by being a contrarian.