STRANGLED BY CORPORATISM PLUTOCRACY – Ask any democrat and they will tell you that capitalism and the free marketing is the only progressive way to produce a democratic and free society.
The ideology is that we all have a choice under a regime that is wealthy; that is with capitalism driving the economy we the people will be able to go out and buy whatever products and services we feel necessary to make our lives fulfilled.
That’s a pretty nice thought, after all who wouldn’t want drive a Mercedes Benz or even a Ferrari and live in a big house where money was never really much of an issue?
Yes, according to a democrat the virtue of capitalism is a wonderful regime and in fact provides numerous benefits for society as a collective.
By ensuring society remains democratic anyone is able to profit, with a little hard work, from the capitalist system – that is you are free to start your own businesses and freely make a profit for your efforts.
So do we live in a democratic society with capitalism at the helm of the ship?
As we all know most of the Banks in the U.S and in the UK collapsed under the weight of bad investments and vast debt in 2008.
If the system had been one of pure democracy that supports capitalism then none of the banks would have been bailed out. Under the rules of a free market no company or institution, private or public, should be able to manipulate the system of the free market.
In fact shortly after the banks crashed in 2008, which resulted in the demand to Government to bail them out, the public stood firmly against the notion.
Despite the democratic voice of the people the Government decided to ignore their voice and therefore initially handed over $700 billion of public money in order to stave off bankruptcy.
It could be argued that there was nothing democratic about the actions of the U.S Government, indeed a reaction that was mirrored almost exactly in the UK.
I fail to see how the U.S or British Government could possibly feed the people the lie that we are a democracy and certainly a capitalist society that conforms to the principles of a free market.
Again if such systems were in place the banks would have been allowed to go bust – like the thousands of small businesses and the homeowners.
Yes despite the banks getting a bailout the average citizen was not afforded such a luxury, resulting in thousands of small and medium sized businesses going bust and hundreds of thousands of homeowners losing their property; to the very institutions the taxpayer was forced, under duress, to bail out.
If we don’t have democracy and certainly not socialism then what exactly do we have?
Currently is could be argued, due to the actions of the Governments during and after the 2008 financial crisis, that we now a system that is clearly a Corporatism Plutocracy.
In essence such a regime provides the ability for the very wealthy and corporate leaders to control and dominate society under the disguise of democracy – it looks like you have a choice, it feels like wealth is being spread and it appears as if you are free.
The truth of today’s political climate is that we the people are controlled by a very few self-serving and wealthy individuals. In fact it can, and often is, argued that the system of Corporatism Plutocracy has been firmly in place since the turn of the century and even the might of the Unions has never successfully dislodged the regime.
What democratic society would allow its Government to permit large corporations to ‘lobby’ their position? The very idea of allowing an individual, from any corporation, an audience with those charged on running the country is a highly corrosive practice of Government.
Lobbying is merely a tool used by corporations to persuade, often through bribery and other corrupt methods, to change laws that allow them to further their position in making greater profits.
For such a system to change and be effective to allow capitalism to flourish under the strict rules of the free market then a Socialist Democracy could be one solution.
The word ‘socialism’ will have most American’s cowering in fear due to the decades of indoctrination that such a political view is oppressive and leads to totalitarianism.
Think about certain aspects of society and the services provided by Government. The fire department is a socialist system; that is you pay taxes in order to provide something to society as a whole.
The only reason why the U.S doesn’t have free universal healthcare is because the insurance companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising campaigns and lobbying congressman and senators to vilify such a system as nothing more than a communist regime.
It is of course a lie and an effective one for the health insurance companies in the U.S are some of the richest corporations in the world and they continue to force society into paying vast premiums each year and then set about denying medical care wherever and whenever possible.
Let’s go back, we didn’t mention just Socialism we mentioned Socialist Democratic. Under such a system capitalism would be allowed to flourish, but again under the forces of the free market – there would be no Government bailouts for corporations that got greedy or acted in a way that would ultimately bankrupt the company.
Under such a system, we the people would have one vote and that vote wouldn’t be diluted by corporate interests through lobbying.
Maybe one day societies in the U.S, UK and across the world will wake up to the fact that the corporations are fully in control and despite their actions their position will be safeguarded because there will always be a Government ready to bail them out; regardless to the so-called democratic view of the people.