Us and Them

From Nick P. at Black Sun Gazette

The lion’s share of the world’s problems stem from one larger metaproblem. That problem is the profit system, and the control of the world’s resources by a privileged few. In other words, human resources are not allocated for the sum total of human need. Rather, the world’s needs are subordinated to the profit margins of the global financial elite. An important consequence of this is that political opinions often have less to do with a person’s beliefs than they do with defending one or another social class. While Republican administrations very obviously shill for the most naked forms of exploitation by the financial aristocracy, Democratic administrations play a more balanced role. Still, the present administration provides an excellent case study in “us vs. them” and the role that individuals play in propping up one side or another.

Full Article at Black Sun Gazette

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    it will always be that way, cast down the current few controlling everything, inside 25 years there will just be new few running things and the majority of people will see no real change. look at cuba or any place that had a peoples revolution, there is another set of ruling elite but people are just as poor and hungry as they were under the last set of ruling elites.

    • http://www.blacksungazette.com/ Nick P.

      Right. And this is something endemic to humanity and not a result of identifiable forces in the world. I seriously wonder why people who think like you do don't just kill themselves and get it over with.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

        mostly because I enjoy being alive. and a tough mean world is so much fun.

        • honu

          The world wouldn't be boring Sean it would just be different. Nick is right, there are identifiable reasons for the exploitation. The reason that cycle of revolution reproduces the same paradigm of rulers exploiting subjects is because humanity is collectively stuck in a survivalist state. We've shown that we can overcome it but it's not lasted very long. I think after 5000 years (that we know of) it's time to climb past the bottom rung. I probably won't see it in my lifetime though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/santosramos fabian

    chill out nick p. everyone is entitled to their own point of view. i think your right sean. a new age will come and pass. hopefully mankind and humanitarianism prevails

  • http://www.myspace.com/santosramos fabian

    chill out nick p. everyone is entitled to their own point of view. i think your right sean. a new age will come and pass. hopefully mankind and humanitarianism prevails