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.