Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:56:33 PM
There have been so many questions and so few answers regarding the Occupy protests around the world. The right-wingers like to paint them as communist, socialist, fascist, anti-capitalist or anarchists. None of these labels apply.
These people have not given up on capitalism. They simply do not see it as a form of government. They see the trend toward a world-wide coporate oligarchy.The multi-national corporations have been leading us down the garden path with free trade.The establishment of a global economy means a global standard of living and the third world will not be brought up to the level of developed countries. Conversely, poverty will be prevalent in all countries.
The system of nation-states and the democratic systems of government could well disappear with the impending financial collapse. The stage has been set. The big ,powerful corporations owe allegiance to only their largest stock-holders and are beyond the control of any one government. There is no longer an 'Enterprise Britain' and the big American corporations are no longer working hand in hand with the USA. The removal of trade barriers means we can no longer determine our own national destinies. Our jobs are exported to the lowest bidder. The powerful middle class is facing extinction.
The finacial gurus have long advised our governments that deficit budgets are OK. Now the crunch is coming as debt has gotten out of control and nations are facing bancruptcy.Some are out-raged that their taxes have been used to bail-out those who have caused the current economic problems. However, it is possible that the banks we love to blame are actually victims like the rest of us.
My solution is to Occupy the Isle of Islay and sip Laphroaig while watching the world crumble through blurry eyes.hic