Friday, September 10, 2004

democracy vs. capitalism

Why does it seem to me that when the US goes out and tries to spread democracy, what they're really talking about is spreading capitalism? Particularly a capitalism that US corporations (typically owned by cohorts of the administration) can take advantage of.

I mean, hell, we don't even have real democracy in this country. It's not even a representative government when you figure in all the gerrymandering, election fraud, and corporate ownership of politicians. We're trying to spread ourselves alright, but we're really not anything to be proud of at the moment.

I feel like part of a big, yucky virus.

As you can tell, I'm not feeling funny or creative today. I'm annoyed, frustrated, and so appalled that I can't even bring myself to write in my appalled blog. I listened to KPFT (Houston's Pacifica radio station) this afternoon, and they had on someone who was promoting a screening tonight about socialism and communism and the ultimate need for an armed revolution in this country. Not that I think this is anything but extremist rhetoric, but the fact that it's getting talked about from the left means that the time is approaching when the radical right and the radical left stretch so far from the middle that they wrap around and meet, proving without doubt that we live in a closed universe.

It's giving me a headache...

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