Tuesday, October 11, 2011

wall street post-crisis agenda: make private capital and the market alone determine the restructuring of economic, political and cultural life, making all other alternative values or institutions increasingly redundant & subservient

Social dissent is the new policy-making!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first thought that came to my mind when I read "we are the 99%" is the documentary called "the one percent". Ironically this film was done by Jamie Johnson, the grandson of the creator of Johnson and Johnson. The reason why "we" are the 99% is because the middle class has almost dissapeared and continues to dwindle to nothing. With this type of political (un)structure what else is there to expect. You are either lower class or upper class. However, comparing a lower class in America to the lower/standard class in a way less developed country- we still are the lucky ones. Having a 600 sq apartment for oneself, would be luxury for some, that would live there with 6 people.
Unfortunately Ignorance and apathy in my opinion are the strongest factors in this political and econmic chronic instability and massive greed, "waving" their profit over people signs. How is it possible that people do not know that there are other choices when it comes to voting? Canditates running other than republicans and democrats? As much as I am a strong believer in freedom of speech and personally have joined my own political movements, the dissapearance of the the middle is becoming a lost cause. If most political "decisions" are considering profit far before people and you keep voting for these "politicians" that are not in favor of you, the cycle will repeat itself. Also remember the lower class is making the upper class richer because the more you make, the less you do and the less you make the more you do. Thank you capitalism for planting your seed..I can honestly say that Im quite alright with being the 99%. At least I know I live an honest lifestyle and my general interest isnt about what goes in my pocket vs the earth itself and having humane morals.

Oceanna Dawn said...

Wrong or right this country was built on the freedom to question the freedom to strive for the best life, the freedom and the strength to forge new trails. The cowboys were more educated and thoughtful then history portrays. People came to this country to free them selves from central and religious control and over taxation. The powers that be have gained central control again through the hold of our currency which was never the intention of our founders. In this country and through out the human experience we must never fall into apathy, we must always question control. It is human nature to take control it is human strength to question in order to find the path that is the best for the individual and the collective.

Anonymous said...

I believe we should revert wall street legislation. giving them the power that over state is. wrong we should do more to prevent these types of things from happening. if anything the people need to survive and act more. Doing noting doesn't help anyone. we should always question authority take action and get messy.

The Mike said...

I have been working on the idea that everything we build from social, economic, and political constructs to personal relationships to mud pies (beguilingly trivial, no?) is built with the same sort of redundancies for survivability as we find in our genetic code. I think it should come a little surprise that we have extended the postulations of Charles Darwin to these constructs. While they do not have lives of their own (yet), they do seem to have a "will" to persist that is given them by their creators and a sort of adaptability when threatened. Capitalism exhibits many qualities of one fighting for his survival because we have imbued our creation with our own deeply written code for survival: gather and hoard.

Alfredo Triff said...

The Mike: I get your point, but culture has become the new evolution form. Culture is irreducible to the Darwinian idea of survival. I don't believe that there is a teleological force in our genes. Survivability could conceivably become a form of moral cannibalism. Culture can be explained only in terms of itself. The ethnologist will do well to postulate the principle: Omnia cultura ex cultura.