Posted by stanislav, a young polish plumber to Old Holborn at 03 February 2009
A word of introduction. Look, at the following extract, beyond the redrag word "Capitalism" and see a well articulated explanation of what's going on in Amurrca, NWO, in EUSSR and in our own Buggins' Turn parliamentary system, where patient pigs eventually get first go at the trough but all get a share. And look at the so-called banking bail-out, a one-way nationalisation of criminal debt, in which, with our notional money, we reimburse the criminal his losses and spend the rest of Time enslaved, in order to balance the books which he and his political stooges have cooked, and which situation results, of course, in the
".....hatred of the dangerous and meddlesome rabble - the noxious citizenry." (ie those who worship here, fractious and disobedient, in cyberspace.)
This, then, from Znet, spirit of resistance:
"Authoritarian Capitalism" - Coming SoonHow democratic are the West's own core political economies? Capitalism has always been about the authoritarian concentration of wealth and power, militantly opposed to the democratic ideal.
Nationalization for the rich without popular oversight and public responsibility is just round the corner.
According to the capitalist Anglo-American weekly magazine The Economist, the current economic crisis could "increase the attractiveness of the Chinese model of authoritarian capitalism for many emerging markets."
A model wherein the central state expands its directive role without any parallel increase in popular governance.
In a report on "The Financial Crisis and the Risks for Democracy," the journal's "intelligence unit" worries about a "discrediting of Western values" (meaning "democracy") across the "developing world".
The term "emerging markets" is curious and revealing code language for poor nations on the periphery of the world capitalist system.
But how democratic are the West's own core political economies? Capitalism has always been about the authoritarian concentration of wealth and power, militantly opposed to the democratic ideal.
Nationalization for the rich without popular oversight and public responsibility is precisely what one should expect, under the terms of what Alex Carey called "corporate-managed democracy" more than 20 years ago.
It is richly consistent with the conduct of what Sheldon Wolin recently described as "Democracy Incorporated" - a new form of "inverted totalitarianism."
Under which the citizenry is converted into a business-coordinated "electorate" and both pro-business wings of Superpower's dominant "one-and-a-half party system" serve the interests of the corporate and financial Few.
The so-called "Chinese model" of authoritarian capitalism holds no small appeal to the bourgeoisie within core states of the world system, not just in "emerging markets." As Le Monde environmental editor Herve Kempf observed two years ago, before the latest recession formally began:
"It was good for individuals and it promoted much greater economic success. But during the 1990s, the paradigm that linked freedom and capitalism dissolved.
"On the one hand, the extreme right, under the influence of ‘neoconservatives,' elaborated an ideology that made its priorities (the) maintenance of the existing social order and of U.S. dominance.
"On the other hand, the impressive surge of the Chinese economy in a context of continual repression and one-party rule accustomed minds to a possible uncoupling of public freedoms and economic dynamism."
Lest we exaggerate the novelty of "capitalism's" problematic connection to "democracy," let us recall that Benito Mussolini's fascism received early praise from sections of the American and European bourgeoisie for "making the trains run on time."
As far as the Italian henchman's capitalist fans were concerned within and beyond the U.S., the key question to ask of government policy was "does it work and get things done?'" not "does it reflect the needs and the aspirations of the non-affluent and working class majority?"
Beneath Western bourgeois fondness for Italian and later German fascism lay the capitalist oligarchy's longstanding hatred of the dangerous and meddlesome rabble - the noxious citizenry.
The same basic loathing explained the impressive support elite-managed U.S. foreign policy has long granted to repressive "Third World Fascist"; in the words of Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, regimes (e.g. Suharto, Trujillo, the Brazilian generals, the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, Pinochet, the current rulers of Egypt, the Saudi monarchy...the list seems endless) across the planet. The cordoning off of the people from meaningful oversight and influence on what is being done with "their" money makes perfect sense from the perspective of the U.S. investor class. More...
tags: capitalism authoritarian Source: Znet, the spirit of resistance.
A "business co-ordinated electorate" is a variation on "hard-working families and small businesses, isn't it ?"; the dire, sanctimoniuos catechism of the Ruinous Brownian Utopia, wherein mothers abandon their children to strangers in order to paritipate in "the Economy" as though this was Stalinist Russia at war with Hitler and in order to swell the revenues which keep an army of Mr and Mrs Ballses in eternal luxury, obedient citizens must work harder, for less and for longer - the "Economy" and the Dictatorial State having, somehow, become indivisible, as though the bumbling, avaricious and deceitful Bill I Feel Your Tits Clinton and the HorseFaced Hillary mah husband is a great man he just mis-spunked over all them trash women he was banging Rodham Clinton spoke a universal truth when they grinned, It's the Economy, stupid. What they meant, of course, was - by saying this we will assure, from business, massive "donations" before, during and after our Presidency. In return, business - or The Economy - went unregulated for another sixteen years.
The US "Economy" is fucked and the loathsome Clintons are, just by good luck, sitting on a fortune of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, even able to get Obamalama to pay, from his gullible, taxpaying supporters' donations, Hillary's outstanding "debts" - ie loans to herself, a la Harriet SourSister. I loaned this money to myself in order to further my tyranny over the people; the people, therefore should pay it back to me. And if the people can't be made to pay then nicer people like Mr Abrahams should.
Obama, Brown, the Frog pimp and the rest scramble to find ways to better serve their masters in GlobaCorp, the innumerate, fascistic SnorGobbler, kow-towing to the toothy Chink dictator, mutters through his gritted, Domestosed teeth that human rights in China are "on the table," the horrible fucking Jock bastard, as that pair of monsters Do The Right Thing, It's The Economy, Stupid. There is no alliance against us that Brown will not form; the Chink one-party democracy shoots its opponents and harvests their organs before they are cold; starves and brutalises uprooted peasants dragged to the cities to build the New Chink Empire and suppresses all dissent, with the co-operation of the nice people at Google, Brown the Foul - a veteran, of course, of Chinese goons manhandling him, bossing him about in his own front yard - rubbing shoulders, yesterday, with his slope-eyed kindred spirits is a precious Visual Aid to an understanding of what's really goung on - the establishment of a New World Order, an Authoritarian and brutal, Uncle Tom capitalism in the States, an unelected fascism in Europe, a corrupt, murderous spiv oligarchy in the former USSR and the UK parliament collectively denying us a referendum on the abolition of democracy in favour of global totalitarianism. Well, they would. wouldn't they, why bother with the outdated myth of ballot box accountability when total control is around the corner, the G8, the IMF, the World Bank and MediaCorp can decide what's good for us and we can obey. Or else.
Consumerist slavery, it's all that's on offer from any of them. The Economy, a leash to hold us on, a stick to beat us with, a pen to contain us, a warrrant for our elimination. Available with fried rice.