Call it what we will. A rose by any other name....We need to see all aspects of it (transnational-corporation globalization) in order to seek just, non-violent changes and reforms...beyond brutal international finance with all its bubbles, collapses, and gambling over the lives of the innocent. If Marx is unacceptable, as he certainly is, so must be the kind of shark-toothed capitalism we have seen develop in the past 40 years.
We have seen the moral effects (abortion-for-profit, eugenics, euthanasia, genetic manipulations, etc;), and there's the economic side which fuels it all. Here New Dealist Naomi Klein lays out major aspects of the problems above after a brief (2007) news summary by Amy Goodman, and below in conversation with Charlie Rose...
--->Klein and her critics...
--->Naomi Klein's exchange with Allan Greenspan...
--->Klein on the "message / communication" of state-sponsored torture...
Pinochet amounted to a puppet for US corporations and interests; the US should have stayed out of a civil war rather than instigate or facilitate it for selfish motives; anything to the left of the far Right is considered Left, even if it is to the right of dead center. The only viable way is neither Greenspan / Friedman nor Marx, but Distributism. Klein appears not far from it and so should inquire of it, with all. Any economics which encourages and enables the wide distribution of real private property is as American / Western as apple pie. Democracy's congenital flaw is manipulation by oligarchs, but it has been better than Marxism. Is this fact changing so that each today are anti-Christian? Is it not time for reflection and a return to traditional moral values?
--->White House Science Czar, JOHN HOLDREN, Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’. (Where to? Will the people have a vote on something so critical?) In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”
"De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote."
"...along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.” Really! In light of this do read Erlich strikes out again. And yet he carries on---with Holdren and Mr. Obama.
---> Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions
China's All-Seeing Eye By Naomi Klein - May 14th, 2008; Originally Published in Rolling Stone. With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.
--->Blackwater Worldwide created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct (!) in Iraq, according to Congressional investigators and former Blackwater officials...
--->Outsourcing War. How Active Is Blackwater in Pakistan?. This notorious private contractor is spreading its tentacles in Pakistan for undercover activities on behalf of the US...
--->Monsanto, Blackwater and GM crop saboteurs
--->The Grave Sins of Monsanto 1 of 10 at YouTube
"...a word of caution: we may be able to see a not-so-brave new world on the horizon, but that doesn't mean we are already living in Huxley's nightmare; Instead of an airtight formula, [corporate censorship] is a steady trend but riddled with exceptions."---Naomi Klein Strikes Back at Critics
The Schizoid Child? Or the Schizoid Society?
As I watched a PBS Frontline rebroadcast not long ago called The Medicated Child (click) , I began asking myself again why the doctors and psychiatrists never bothered to ask whether it is not the society instead of primarily the child which might be schizoid.
Could the hyper child's symptoms in many cases simply reflect his or her attempt to poorly cope with the conflicting signals all around him? When teachers, mothers, fathers, and, technology / media present an endless salad bar of conflicting "values" signals, is it any wonder anxiety builds in a child, sometimes to pathological levels? It has got the point where some things which were always considered a crime, failure or disorder are today taught as some kind of virtue. And the child is in the crossfire, "social networking" through it all?
These doctors and legislators who in some cases seem to wear blinders may too often be dealing drugs that can never cure the ills of some of their patients.
Medication is sometimes needed, there can be genetic factors, yes; but we must make certain the diagnosis is correct.
--->Pentagon to funnel US arms to Yemen to fight 'al-Qaeda'
--->Drug-resistant 'superbugs' hit 35 states, spread worldwide
Some are unconcerned about justice: "To maintain this position of disparity (U.S. economic-military supremacy)... we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming...We should cease to talk about vague and...unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standard and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts.... The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."---George Kennan, Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department, 1948 ---- [This Post Last Updated: 9.21.10]