Monday, May 30, 2016

The Old Paradigm Doesn't Matter Anymore


Here's a Comment I just now posted on YouTube.  It was regarding a documentary about Castro, and in response to another comment which said the USA may be heading for socialism.  [I enlarged the type below on the Edit page, but the change didn't take...blame Tech Whiz Kids:]
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Let's not get caught up in Edward Bernays style Propaganda. In the USA, we've had a Mixed Economy for decades & decades...part capitalism & part socialism. For example, The VA Health Care System is 100% socialist--- the Gov't supplies med staff, buildings, equipment, meds, etc., and pays for 99.9% of it with tax money. As a Vet, I pay a small co-pay amount. [That is to say, I did when I was close enough to a VA Clinic to get care there; that's no longer true.] Furthermore, the "Capitalist" part of our economy is (for the most part) NOT Free Market Capitalism; instead, it's CRONY Capitalism. For example, take the Money Market--- when the Fed essentially sets the interest rate rather than the Market doing so, that's NOT Free Market Capitalism (FMC). When the Gov't bails out Mega Banks & other Corporations, that's NOT FMC. The fact is: the old, anachronistic political and economic labels don't matter anymore. The new paradigm is the Oligarchy v. the rest of us. At the highest levels, elected politicians and Mega Business rulers don't give a damn if their colleagues are Repubs, Dems, Socialists, Capitalists, or Druids. The old labels are Propaganda for controlling what the Oligarchs call, "the Little People". All the Rulers care about is Power and Riches...for them, not the rest of us. As far as they're concerned, the old Right v. Left paradigm is nothing but a joke...and it works to their advantage. Divide & conquer...and man, have they ever done that. ................................................

Not only my opinion. Be Well

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