Open Thread - Crises of Capitalism

A talk from RSA Animate that is definitely outside of the realm of typical discussion you will hear anywhere in the USA since it the words and thoughts of David Harvey, a real Marxist.

In this RSA Animate, radical social theorist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

Note that the real Marxist agrees with Glenn Beck saying that he "has a certain truth", as in a certain amount (or grain) of truth Harvey attributes to framed discussions coming from every political ideology on this issue.

Hope it made ya think. And think again...  And this thread is open!

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From the Hall of Fame of Hypocrisy, The Heritage Foundation Forgets Its Role in the BP Gulf Catastrophe

In a classic fox-guarding-the-henhouse move, the right-wing think tank -- the Heritage Foundation -- that has preached deregulation for thirty-plus years has dispatched a team of so-called experts to get to the bottom of BP’s oil spill and President Obama’s failure to stop it.

If you’ve been wishing, hoping (or praying) for any good news regarding British Petroleum’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you will not have to wait much longer. On Tuesday, July 6 -- in what can only be interpreted as a classic fox-guarding-the-henhouse move -- Ed Fuelner, the President of the *Heritage Foundation announced that the Washington, D.C.-based think tank “has sent a team of respected energy, environmental, homeland security and disaster response experts to the Gulf region.”

The “team” will “investigate what’s currently being done, what’s not being done, and what should be added to the federal ‘to-do’ list.”

What the Heritage team will not do -- and what the Heritage Foundation is probably incapable of doing -- is acknowledge that the think tank’s unceasing thirty-plus-year advocacy of de-regulation has contributed mightily to the disaster in the Gulf.

Or a bad case of revisionist history? Stay tuned...

spell it for me?

In the imperative form, does it look like this?

> "C H A N G E _ O U R _ M O D E _ O F _ T H I N K I N G!" <


"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

That seems to be the root of the problem.

Too many people still seem to think that continuing on the same way at a slower pace than we were going before is change to celebrate.

Like I say to my kids: "No! We are not there yet."