Capitalism out of control leads to the deterioration of the American soul
July 29, 2008
Most Americans are ignorant about foreign affairs. They believe in the myth that their country is pure, holy, always right and never wrong, advocates for freedom and democracy around the world. This, of course, is not true, is far from the truth, and is contradicted by the facts.
The United States is greedy, materialistic, and has advocated for and operated on its economic interests in foreign affairs since the second world war. The United States is run by a bunch of plutocrats who are in bed with the corporations, and the politicians do the corporations bidding for the corporations support in elections, and then the politicians are expected to support the corporate interests and not the welfare of the people the politicians were elected to serve.
The quote of the day today gives a brief history of the U.S. activities in fucking with Iran. It goes on to this day and is about oil.
Perhaps, even if Americans were knowledgeable and not ignorant, still the American public would support its government's colonial manipulations in the service of capitalism trampling on the rights of others around the world. Americans are a pretty greedy bunch who serve Mammon diligently with Black Friday being one of the highest holy days of the year. When terror and anxiety fill the public after 9/11, the President of the United States does not tell his subjects to turn to God, but rather he tells them to go shopping.
Greed and materialism fuel the American psyche and the daily report of the stock market performance has taken the place of daily prayer.
Considering capitalism out of control and the required trampling of human rights and human dignity in the process, it pains me to witness the deterioration of the American soul dissipating while worshiping at the altar of the golden calf.