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"democracy's" next step
Magda Hassan Wrote:[quote=David Guyatt]

Quote:Last Week’s Supreme Court Ruling: A Step Towards Corporate Communism?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
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NO! It is a natural outcome of capitalism in its current corporate manifestation. This is capitalism. This is what you get. Communism is quite different but some just can't bring themselves to admit that this could actually be a result of the wonderful capitalistic system. Because it is bad it must there fore be.....the dreaded COMMUNISM!!!!! It because of this limited thinking that some people are deluded to think that Obama is a socialist of all things. He is a capitalist and a tool.

You must forgive me Magda. Being an old growler - and despite searching wide and far - I haven't yet found a political party or economic philosophy that has earned anything other than enduring contempt. I see little or no difference between the communism of, say, today's China, and the Capitalist system of Wall Street. To my eyes they are virtually the same unpleasant self-interested beast.

There is one small exception to this however. The Monster Raving Loony Party, who are heroic in their attempts to reveal the serious flatulence of politics and big business. The following is their 21 point plan:

Quote:21 Point Plan To Win Election.

1. Always try and read the opposing political person's mind. Never wait until the other person (or country) explains itself.If that fails, try the Ouija board.

2. Judge before you are judged.

3. Never give the other side the benefit of the doubt.

4. Always jump to conclusions.

5. Never seek any outside assistance.

6. What you say is what you mean, even if that isn't so.

7. Change your mind randomly and without notice.

8. Always treat the other side like they were mentally deficient if not criminally insane.

9. Impute evil intentions to every act of the other.

10. When all else fails, do not respond at all.

11. There are two possible meanings to everything, if in doubt, explain that they took it the wrong way.

12. Launch a public relations campaign disputing your opponent.

13. Predict dire economic consequences, and ignore the cost benefits.

14. Find and pay a respected scientists to argue persuasively against incumbent government environmental policies.

15. Use non-peer reviewed scientific publications or industry-funded scientists who don't publish original peer-reviewed scientific work to support your point of view on matters of public health and environment.

16. Trumpet discredited scientific studies and myths supporting your points of view as scientific fact.

17. Point to the substantial scientific uncertainty, and the certainty of economic loss if immediate action is taken with respect to problems.

18. Use data from a local area to support your views, and ignore the global evidence.

19. Disparage scientists, saying they are playing up uncertain predictions of doom in order to get research funding when encountering global warming issues.

20. Complain that it is unfair to require regulatory action in Britain, as it would put the nation at an economic disadvantage.

21. Claim that more research is needed before action should be taken on things to do with public Health and Safety.
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
Now, now. That is the 21 point plan of the Labor and Tory parties. I know that because we use the same one here.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.

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