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Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on October 17, 2011

I’ve not posted in a while.

Simply stating the obvious can be tedious for sure.

These worldwide anti corporate greed protests are very

interesting. I have absolutely no doubt that nothing will change,

at least in the short-term, and futilely, not before we

have moved past a point of no return.

Some facts:

  • 1 % of the world population own 40 % of global wealth. The richest 2 % of the world population own more than 51 % of  global wealth, the richest 10 % own 85 %!
  • 50 % of the world population own less than 1 % of global wealth.

An Australian mining company operates a mine in a developing country. The government of that country is paid

royalties (and likely corrupt payments too). The people who live in the area of the mine, had lived there before

the mine was opened,  find not only do they not benefit, but the environment is increasingly compromised until the

pollution levels are such that they cannot remain living there.

And they protest.

They are ignored.

What action now is open to those people??

Is it such a surprise that they grab a rifle and fight?

Political and business leaders would line up to condemn them; but they had no choice.

Under pressure from the Chinese regime, last week the South African government denied the Dalai Lama a visa, so

that he could  enter  the country to attend Desmond Tutu’s birthday party.

The Dalai Lama has never advocated violence, and always appears willing to discuss, consider, and forgive, and is

the closet to any living Socrates-type person I am aware of.

“Our government – representing me! – says it will not support Tibetans being viciously oppressed by China. You, president Zuma and your government, do not represent me. I am warning you, as I warned the [pro-apartheid] nationalists, one day we will pray for the defeat of the ANC government,” said Tutu.

As I’m typing this a representative of the Minerals Council of Australia is being interviewed on the tv news. He says

all areas, including national parks, should be made available for mining.

Ah, yes white man, you’ve no sacred sites at all.

We live in an era where politics and business reject any notion of proper conduct, where control and greed have

become defining principles.

The anti corporate greed protests are only a beginning.. . . . .

“It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they
were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free
themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse
completely.” Malcolm X


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