First, understand that capitalism is NOT an option. It’s not an “opinion.” It’s not a “belief.” It’s not a “theory.”
It’s a law.
You have no choice but to abide by it just as you have no choice to abide by gravity.
It’s merely the economic manifestation of human nature.
Fred hammers the old media in his latest article: Balkanizing the News
[The] media are quasi-governmental organs, predictably predictable and predictably dishonest. The truth is not in them.
They are dull because they have to be, bland because they must avoid offending anyone, controlled because they can be. They write to the least common denominator of their clientele because they have to be comprehensible to non-specialist readers and, in the United States, are quasi-governmental.
Lee Stranahan has one of the best Ferguson-related posts at Rebel Pundit: The Ferguson Disaster: The Wreckage of Obama & Marx
Ferguson shows the destructive consequences of Marxist ideological theory and its application in practice.
I believe that the oppressor-oppressed mindset creates the “perpetual victimhood” mentality that many conservatives notice in liberals.
So while most of the protestors may not be thinking about the Michael Brown shooting in Marxist terms, the people pushing things behind the scenes certainly do.
When conservatives accuse President Obama of being a Marxist, it’s often dismissed by the media and casual observers as a crazy conspiracy theory. The idea that the President of the United States would be a Marxist sounds like something out of a bad movie.
Unfortunately, when it comes to his adoption of the oppressor-oppressed view of the world, it’s true.
An older article by Fred touches on the race issues of Ferguson. I think Fred is the best new media personality at discussing racial issues. He is direct, respectful and thoughtful. And realistic. His Nov. 27 article, with some glass-is-half-empty predictions: Fergusons in Perpetuity.
Among people who study intelligence, the racial disparity is not debated. It is evident, accepted. I suspect that it is evident also to many thoughtful liberals who fear the question: If we admit the obvious, what now?
. . . we will see a continuation of hostility by blacks toward whites. This often amounts to outright hatred, as seen in the intermittent riots that never cease, and in the frequent, though carefully under-reported, racial attacks on whites. If blacks cannot rise, and it seems they cannot, they will remain angry in perpetuity. Then what?
. . . the danger will grow of serious conflict between whites and blacks. I suspect that even now only heavy federal pressure and dissimulation by the media keep the cork in the bottle. Among whites a large proportion loathe affirmative action, degraded educational standards, toleration of crime, and compulsory integration.
As the economy declines and jobs become scarcer, the likelihood grows that jobless whites will rebel against racial preferences. The hidden rock in the current is that if affirmative action were eliminated, blacks would almost disappear except in sports and entertainment. There will be hell to pay, though in what currency is not clear.