Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's a trap!

I believe that the idea that "the failure of the high finance corporations will harm the working class more than it does the ruling class" is a lie, a trick, a trap and a ruse. It is a carefully crafted myth designed to make you protect those corporations out of fear.

In general, the ruling class always wants to make people think that their own livelihood depends on them. But this is not true.
It never was, it never will be. The rulers are parasites. The wealth is produced by the working class, alone.*

We don't need a bailout, we don't want one, and it won't help us one bit to have one, nor will it harm us one bit not to have one.

If the "recession" or whatever they're calling it these days does harm the working class, it will be because of deliberate action on the part of the ruling class to see to it that the working class absorbs blows meant for themselves (ala the "Bailout"). It will be a form of hostage taking. "You have to support us or we'll squeeze the shit out of you, but you know, we're only doing it because we don't want to sell off our marginal assets. I mean, you can't expect ME to suffer can you?"

Yes. Yes I do. And I intend to do whatever I can (which basically amounts to memetic transmission) to see to it that no one else suffers on your behalf, Mr. Monopoly.

* Clarification: By working class, I mean all of you suckers out there with jobs, not just the vulgar Marxist idea of the 'proletariat'. People who get paid to think and/or create for a living are also workers.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Spot on I'd say. Watching these talking heads on the 24/7 news lately has really been an exercise: "... so therefore, given present conditions, of course giving trillions of taxpayer money to bankers is the only solution to fix the massive problems we created... I mean, I mean, to tame the weather. Yeah, that's it, markets are like weather, unpredictable, and when the weather gets bad, by golly, the government's gotta step in with umbrellas."

I was briefly watching the two contenders for predator-in-chief last night debate the relative merits of $35B in tax cuts, over here or over there. Big fracking deal, considering that something like forty times that amount is presently being shuffled into our rulers' coffers via the various bailouts. Choice, my eye.