Browsing All posts tagged under »capitalism«

Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part one

November 13, 2013

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By Misty Lee Reagan Campbell read through one of the city’s many different newspapers and learned of the final capitulation of Robert Kraft to the pressure of Labor.  Having resisted for months, he had conceded that the Kraft Group did not constitute private property and should be reorganized so that all may benefit equally from […]

The Old Man and the Sink

August 16, 2012

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By Rick Skull He was an old man who washed alone in a sink in Dave’s Barbecue & Grill and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a drink. Another barely cooled pan rang out a dull pitch as it was discourteously stacked above four other pans that were almost identical but for the […]

Ozzie Guillen suspended five games for Insulting Capitalism

April 11, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier Another day and another baseball scandal demonstrates once again the sham of so-called “freedom of speech” within capitalist countries such as the United States of America.  The Miami Marlins’ 48-year-old Venezuelan-born manager Ozzie Guillen made remarks where he expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro’s longevity and uncanny ability to escape assassination attempts.  […]

Hungry Hungry Hippos: A metaphor for capitalism

March 10, 2012

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By Justin Hayden If I were into conspiracy theories, I’d say the Milton Bradley Company is a propagandistic arm of the capitalist machine that has, for decades, been utilizing games as a means to mold the minds of our youth. Milton Bradley himself had an interest in kindergarten education and, according to the wisdom of […]

Fascism Forecast 2012

January 28, 2012

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Bourgeois Debts, Doubts Spell More Darkness on the World-Historical Horizon By Anthony Burton The fat-headed Winston Churchill once famously remarked that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been attempted. The irony of this statement, of course, is that Churchill – whose failures in colonial administration had produced […]

Conservative values evoke one-sided materialism, Tim Tebow’s theological trickery

January 14, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch Many people often make the mistake of asserting that Man is created in the image of God, but, in fact, it works the other way around.  Since the supersensual world of the Idea is nothing more than the reflection and externalization of the sensual world of Matter, then why does Tim […]

Occupy Movement and Ron Paul defend Small Business Owners against their Workers

January 7, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch Why is it that everyone flies the American flag at the Occupy movement?  Why is it that so many occupiers who consider themselves to be on the Left speak of “restoring” the American constitution?  Do they not realize that they sound exactly like Ron Paul, who never tires of singing the […]

A Selecting Stones Review of 2011, and a Warm Welcome to 2012

December 31, 2011

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By the Scientific Editors of Selecting Stones It goes without saying that 2011 has been an eventful year.  One crisis after another.  We could get into all the details, but let’s try to keep this short, instead, because the past is in the past, and the future is what matters. The Arab Spring, perpetual economic […]

Ron Paul and the mask of capitalist villainy

December 27, 2011

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By Justin Hayden Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein recently tweeted a link to an article disclosing the contents of Ron Paul’s investment portfolio. Evidently, Rep. Paul has invested 64% of his total investments in the stocks of gold and silver mining companies. According to a Connecticut-based investment manager, Paul’s portfolio is “a half-step away from […]

Can Kansas City Be Occupied in Absentia?

December 5, 2011

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By Anthony Burton Reporting from Kansas City, MO: In his tremendously superficial and treasonous little book, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, the inane Mr. Thomas Frank, a local man of letters, and a person of great privilege and noble distinction in these parts, openly struggles to settle accounts with the endless embarrassments of growing up […]

Wall Street Has Betrayed Everything Existing, Except Westboro Baptist Church

November 7, 2011

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By Anthony Burton It is the most ancient and essential premise of patriarchy, according to the leading school of thought on the subject, that the first kings were fathers of families, from which it somehow follows that the first cause of the fall of Adam, or the original sin, was the desire for liberty.  Not […]

Confusion, Chaos, and the Theology of Occupy Wall Street

October 26, 2011

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By Anthony Burton As anyone who has witnessed these ongoing “anti-greed” demonstrations firsthand probably already realizes, the underlying question preoccupying the minds of the Occupy Wall Street protestors for the last however many weeks has been largely theological: is the social production of wealth compatible with good divinity? After many, many hours of superficial meditation […]

Why are there so many Ron Paul supporters at Occupy Wall Street?

October 23, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier For the past several weeks, the contingent of Ron Paul supporters at the Occupy Wall Street protest has made its presence felt.  They form a small minority of the mass at Zuccotti Park, but they have made themselves an extremely visible and vocal minority, and, arguably, they have created the best-organized faction […]

Time to Die

July 24, 2011

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By Anonymous Imagine there’s no heaven or hell, no countries and no religion, no possessions, greed or hunger…“it’s easy if you try.” Imagine a brotherhood of man, a world as one, etc. Live for today, live in peace, share all the world. Imagine there’s nothing to kill or die for. An impassioned protest, perhaps, but […]

Vicissitudes of Freedom: Ignorant Causes and Causes of Ignorance

May 17, 2011

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By Eduardo Dijo After an eight-year manhunt costing billions of dollars and who knows how many innocent lives, involving unprecedented advantages in terms of technology and manpower, US forces finally managed to catch an elderly man who was dying of kidney failure while hiding out in his harem. “Yes we can!” Are we seriously supposed […]

Struggle or Extinction? And Other Inexorable Questions

May 1, 2011

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By Phil Ingram It has been said that any thinker who is proceeding along the philosophical road must eventually cross the bridge known as the most basic question of philosophy – materialism or idealism: the relationship of being and consciousness – before he or she can seriously begin delving into those “general theoretical, world-view questions […]

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