Saturday, 13 October 2012

What kind of revolution?

good stuff, pasted from: http://leftymathprof.wordpress.com/what-kind-of-revolution/

All around me I see people distracted from the real issues by the election campaign, which is in its final month as I write this. Some tell me that I absolutely must vote for their candidate “on account of the Supreme Court, if for no other reason.” But they’re mistaken. The Supreme Court does not matter, because it and everything else of this election will be wiped away by a revolution less than a year from now.
The two Goldman-Sachs parties do differ slightly on some minor issues. But they don’t talk about the two biggest issues — war and ecocide — because they don’t want to call attention to the fact that they are in agreement with each other, but not with the public, on those issues. Go ahead and vote, if you really feel compelled to  — it will take you only a couple of minutes, or a couple of hours if the line is long. But don’t give it more time than that. Don’t concern yourself with the polls or the televised “debates” — they’re just a distraction from the real issues. And don’t engage in campaigning, which will just distract other people as well. The Titanic has hit an iceberg and it is sinking, but the two Goldman-Sachs parties are arguing over who will now get to control the steering wheel. People, that’s not the part of the ship that you should be concerned with right now.
It’s funny that everyone is concerned about the economy, and yet hardly anyone is talking about the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the room, the biggest component of the economy. Of course, I mean the military-industrial complex, which swallows half of every tax dollar, and is the chief source of our society’s economic problems. It conducts wars that make new enemies faster than they kill old ones, because its real goal is not to make us safer, but rather to enrich itself. Meanwhile, it destroys the lives of millions of our cousins on the other side of the world. I am ashamed of how little the people of my country concern themselves about those cousins. Consumerism has made us a very sick people. As a nation, we have much to atone for.

full article here:
http://leftymathprof.wordpress.com/what-kind-of-revolution/

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