Posts tagged neoliberal architects
Posts tagged neoliberal architects
A global economy that has benefited a small elite is no accident: it was carefully designed by politicians who often worked for transnational corporations and at times were rewarded by them after leaving office.
Neoliberalism (the 1%) is both an ideology and a strategy. Like so many criminals, it has many aliases, Reaganomics, Thatcherism, supply-side economics, monetarism, classical economics, and structural adjustment. The ideology of neoliberalism is the worship of the market and subordination of all other economic actors to its demands, including government and individuals. The strategy of neoliberal economics includes privatization, reduced social expenditures, union busting, land enclosure, lower wages, higher profits, free trade, free capital mobility and the accelerated commodification of nature.
Struggling Against Neoliberal Economics (99%):
The strength of these struggles of resistance lies in their ability to recompose local social relations to block attacks while elaborating joint or complementary self-defined projects. A weakness is their isolation and separation from each other (destruction of the Freenet). We must organize our struggles across regions, sectors, habits and languages through linkages that can achieve a level of global collaboration capable of stopping the global capitalist offensive which oppresses us. The very global scope of neoliberalism creates a fundamental vulnerability: the existence of a common enemy. Not only can its institutions be targeted, e.g., the IMF and local governments, but its policies can be counter-attacked from every direction by all its would be victims on the basis of their own values and alternative approaches to social organization.
- Hmmm, why is this ideology/strategy termed neo-“liberal”? I guess if Republican/Conservative is synonymous with all things stupid and base they had to label an ideology/strategy with a tag that connotes…..intelligence? Likely these evil bastards behaved this way long before their behavior was anointed with a name. Neoliberalism was no thought out plan. Neoliberalism, as described above likely is subscribed to now by those in power as it gives their actions a context that falsely implies and underlying intelligence to their rapacious worship of green paper. This sounds lazy and evil; it sounds libertarian.
The poor are always the ones who have the responsibility of directing nations back on the better path, usually through revolution. The wealthy become lazy and dependent on predation of those with less means and it never lasts long. Hopefully, the people can stay in the game, hopefully the people can keep the place where they meet and discuss the issues that affect us all: the Freenet.
With Obama’s support of ACTA we have an indication that Obama does have a “strategy” and an allegiance to neoliberalism. Or perhaps Obama has his feelings hurt. Republicans maniacally thwart Obama’s every attempt to “get some” off the legislative body, so that Obama is obsessed with doing something, anything even if it is with his solo executive powers just in the hopes that he, little Barack doesn’t feel and look so …..ineffective…the ineffective black guy, oh my! Obama is not as stupid as G Bush, but Obama can be ruled and misguided by his feelings and with his smarts, Obama could be much more dangerous than G Bush.
It is not about Obama, little Barack it is not about you. The Internet put you in office and empowered you, and without We the People, you are not shit and you do not deserve anyone’s vote in 2012. Whether it is a neoliberal plan or a psychotically desperate attempt to not be blamed for being an ineffectual Democrat, destroying the Freenet is all things bad, ACTA is all things bad.