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the vietnam war the deepest is a professor of linguistics who before he was 40 is a transformed the nature of his so. you are identified with a new level whatever that is you certainly have been an activist as well as a writer. has a lot of times. and is listed in anybody's catalog monkey does popular of the new law. is standing. by about him over the past 2 or 3 years a series of adamant. rejecting at least american foreign policy at most america itself. or. budget this nation any american is quite an interesting one sashes to tell tarion notion it is used in free societies so if someone and say italy is
criticizing barrels going me for the corruption of the italian state and soon then a cold he's 16 they were cold indeed 10 people would collapse and laughter in the streets of rome or milan. in totalitarian states the notions used so in the old soviet union dissidents were cold and he says via that was the worst condemnation. of the brazilian military dictatorship they were gold in any brazilian. it's true that in just about every society the critics are malign or mistreated different ways depending on the nature of the society like in soviet union say the old imprisoned. in the us dependency like el salvador at the same time this counterfeit accident their brains blown in the us are and state terrorist worst. in other societies it just condemned their
village of the soul and then in the united states there one of the terms of abuse is anti american and a couple of others like you know more because there's an array of terms of abuse. of in the united states you have a very high degree of freedom and so if you're vilified by some commas or other who cares to go on to your work anyway at least concepts only arise in a culture where if you criticize state power and when i state i mean. we're generally not just government the state corporate power if you criticize concentrated power you're against the society you're against the b. it's quite strange in that it's used in the united states and it's for another the only democratic society where the concept isn't just ridicule and it's a sign of. elements of the elite culture which are the great ugly.
growth so the lowest 5th of the population was improving about as much as the upper 5th. and there were some welfare state measures which improved life for much of the population it was for example possible for a. black worker to get a decent job in an auto plant. get a core of children go to school and so on and the same across the board. when the us was. primarily a manufacturing center it had to be concerned with its own consumers here famously henry ford raise the salary of his workers so they'd be able to buy cars. when you're moving into an international tunnel me is the max like call it
a little small percentage of the world's population that's a gathering increasing wealth what happens to american consumers that have much less concern because most of them aren't going to be consuming your products anyway at least on a major basis. your goals or profit in next quarter even it if it's based on financial manipulation. high salary high bonuses produced overseas if you have to and produce for the wealthy classes here and their counterparts abroad what about the rest well there's a turn coming into use for them too and they're called the precariat. precarious proletariat the working people of the world who live increasingly precarious lives . and it's related to the attitude toward the country altogether.
during the period of great growth of the economy fifty's and sixty's but in fact earlier taxes on the wealthy were far higher corporate taxes were much higher taxes on dividends are much higher that simply taxes on wealthier much higher the tax system has been redesigned so that the taxes that are paid by the very wealthy are reduced and cursed ponderingly the tax burden on the rest of the populations increased. no the shift is towards trying to keep taxes just done and wages are not consumption which everyone has to do not say and dividends which only go to the ridge. the numbers are pretty striking.
now there's a pretext of course there's always a pretext the pretext in this case is well that increases investment in increases jobs but there isn't any evidence for that if you want to increase investment give money to the poor and the working people they have to keep alive so they spend their incomes that stimulates production and stimulates investment that leads to job growth and so much. if you're an ideologist for the masters you have a different line and in fact right now it's almost absurd the corporations have money coming out of their pockets. so in fact general electric are paying 0 taxes and they have enormous profits let's take the profit somewhere else or defer it but not pay taxes and this is common. the major american corporation. shift the burden of sustaining
a society on to the rest of the population. solidarity is quite dangerous from the point of view of the masters you're only supposed to care about yourself and not about other people this is quite different from the people they claim are their heroes like adam smith who based is whole approach to the economy on the principle that sympathy is a fundamental human trait but that has to be driven out of people's heads gotta be for yourself father while maxon don't care about others which is ok for the rich and powerful but is devastating for everyone else.
going to take a whole lot of effort to try to drive these basic human emotions out of people's heads. and we see it today in policy for major for example in the attack on social security. social security is based on a principle it's based on a principle of solidarity saw bury it in caring for others. a social security means i pay payroll taxes so that the widow across town can get something to live on. with fred much of the population that's with this of iowa. it's of no use to the very rich a so therefore there's a concerted attempt to destroy it. and one of the ways is defunding it you want to destroy some system 1st defund it. then it will work people be angry they
want something else that's a standard technique for them privatizing some system. we see it in the attack on public schools. public schools are based on the principle of solidarity. i no longer have children in school their grown up but the principle of solidarity says i happily pay taxes so that the kid across the street can go to school that's normal human emotion and it drives it out of people's heads i don't have kids in school why should i pay taxes privatized it so on. the public education system all the way from kindergarten to higher education is under severe attack i mean that's one of the jewels of americans say.
go back to the golden age again the great chris period the fifty's and sixty's a lot of that is based on free public education. and one of the results of the 2nd world war was the g.i. bill right which enabled veterans remember that's a large part of the population and to go to college they would have been able to otherwise the century got free education where in communities date or nation regularly invest substantial shared resources in education the investment invariably returned in better business and a higher standard of living u.s. was way in the lead in developing extensive mass public education at every level. but now more than half the states most of the funding for the colleges comes from tuitions not from the state that's a radical change that's a terrible burden on students it means that students if they don't come from very
wealthy families they're going to leave college with big debts and if you would think that you're trapped i mean maybe you wanted to become a public interest lawyer but you're going to have to go into a corporate law firm a tip. pay off those dead by the time you're part of the culture you know you're not going to get out of it again and that's true of trust board. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to go right to the press as a white woman for 3 of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the water in the house. they sit.
in the troubled 19 seventies a group of killers rampage street thugs of northern ireland that was coordinated loyalist attacks particularly the population of belfast tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes was striking to put these attacks was that the r.u.c. the police actually took part in the attacks so instead of preventing it they were active participants in the burning of full streets in belfast at the time more than a 100 innocent civilians were unloaded as the review can seniors found out more i was surprised about the extent and integrates which the inclusion was involved in some of those cases they kill as would later be named into the now and we're getting i think it went to the very very top i think if he has crossed the water where all the taste since you thought was going on and
give the go ahead. you know world of big partisan movies a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to. the deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the path of shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. in the 1950 s. it was a much poorer society today but no the us could easily handle centrally free mass higher education today a much richer society claims dozen of the resources for. that just
what's going on right before our eyes and it's the general attack on the principles that and that i mean not only are they humane they're the basis of the press parity and health of this society. if you look over the history of regulation say a railroad regulation financial regulation and so on and you find that quite commonly it's it's either initiated by the economic.
concentrations that are being regulated or it's supported by them and the reason is because they know that sooner or later they can take over the regulators. and it ends up with what's called regulatory capture. the business being regulated is in fact running the regulators. bank lobbyists are actually writing the laws of financial regulation gets to that extreme. and that's been happening through history and again it's a pretty natural tendency when you just look at the distribution of power. one of the things that expanded enormously in the 1970 s. is lobbying as the business world moved sharply to try to control legislation.
business world was pretty upset by the advances in a public welfare in the sixty's and in particular by richard nixon it's not too will understand that but he was the last new deal president and they regarded that as class treachery. and nixon's administration you get the consumer safety legislation safety and health regulations in the workplace the e.p.a. the environmental protection agency. business didn't like it of course they didn't like that taxes. they didn't like the regulation and they began a coordinated effort to try to overcome a. lobbying sharply to increase deregulation began with the rule ferocity. there were no financial crashes in the fifty's and the sixty's because the regulatory apparatus of the new deal was still in place. as a pm to be dismantled under business pressure and political pressure. to get more and
more crashes. and it goes on through the years. seventy's sort of starts begin. eighty's really takes off congress was asked to approve federal loan guarantees to the auto companies about the wan and one half $1000000000.00 all of this is quite safe as long as you know the government's going to come to your rescue so take say reagan instead of letting them pay the cost break and build out the banks like continental the biggest bailout of american history at the time that she ended his term with so the huge financial crisis the savings and loan crisis and the government moved in and build it out for a family that he handed it in a diary saving a fair lady and $999.00 regulation with its dismantled to separate commercial
banks from investment banks. then come see bush and obama bill and bear stearns is running to the feds to stay afloat president bush today defended the decision to bail out citi group that in may and freddie macin ask for a total i mean $1000000000.00 more to sail out could get much bigger than billing even in troubles for the u.s. economy. and they're building up the next term. b. each time the taxpayer is called on to bail out those who created the crisis increasingly the major financial institutions. in a capitalist economy you would do that in a capitalist system that would worry about the investors who made risky investments
but the rich and powerful they don't want a capitalist system they want to be able to run to the nanny state as soon as they're in trouble and get billed a taxpayer it's called the too big to fail. i mean there are no will or it's an economics who significantly disagree with the course that we're following people like stiglitz paul krugman others none of them were even approached the people picked to fix the crisis were those who created the robert rubin crowd the goldman sachs croak they created the crisis are no more powerful than before is that accident well not when you pick those people to create an economic plan and then what do you expect the haven't. been well for the poor let market principles prevail don't expect any help from the government the government the problem not the solution and so on that's essentially neo liberalism
and it's has this dual character which goes right back in economic history one set of rules for the rich opposite set of rules for the poor. and nothing surprising about this exactly the dynamics you expect if the population allows it to proceed just going to go on and on like this until the next crash which is so much expected that credit agencies which kind of evaluate the. status of firms are now counting into their calculations the taxpayer bailout that they expect to come in after the next crash which means that the beneficiaries of these credit ratings like the big banks they can borrow money more cheaply they can push out smaller competitors and you get more and more concentration everywhere you look policies are done this way which should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that's what
happens when you put power into the hands of a narrow sector of will which will is dedicated to increasing power for itself just as you'd expect. be. a. concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. particularly so as the cost of elections skyrockets which kind of forces the political parties into the pockets of major corporations. the citizens united this was january 2009 i guess that's a very important decisions prim court decision but it has a history and you got to think about the history. of 14th amendment has
a provision that says no person's rights can be infringed without due process of law. and the intent clearly was to protect freed slaves said ok they have got the protection of the law i don't think it's ever been used for freed slaves if ever marginally almost immediately it was used for businesses corporations their rights can't be infringed without due process of law so they gradually became persons under the law. corporations are state created legal fictions. maybe they're good maybe they're bed but to call them persons is kind of rages so they get got personal rights back about a century ago and that extended through the 20th century. as they give corporations rights way beyond what persons have so if say general motors invests
in mexico they get national rights the rights of the mexican business well the notion of person was expanded to include corporations it was also restricted if you take the 14th amendment literally that no undocumented alien can be deprived of rights if they're persons. undocumented aliens who are living here and building your buildings clear lawns and so on they're not persons. but general electric is a person. an immortal a super powerful person this perversion of the young elementary morality and the obvious meaning of the law is quite incredible. in the 1970 s. the courts decided that money is a form of speech. but the 1st value and then you one through the years to citizens
united which says that the right of free speech of corporations namely spend as much money they want can't be curtailed. take a look what that means it means that corporations which anyway have been pretty much buying elections are now free to do it with virtually no constraint as tremendous attack on the residue of democracy. interesting to read the rulings like justice kennedy's swing food his ruling said we'll look at its role and c.b.s. has given freedom of speech there a corporation why shouldn't general electric be free to spend as much when to use that one. i mean it's true that c.b.s. has given treatment speech but they're supposed to be performing a public service that's why that's what the press is supposed to be general electric is trying to make money for the chief executive some of the shareholders.
city critical decisions and it puts the country in a position where business power is greatly extended beyond what it always was this is part of the vicious cycle the supreme court justice or put in a reactionary president to get in there because they're funded by business and that's where the cycle works. and. understanding of shell is that it's a money loser from day one but it doesn't matter in the u.s. because all the creditors to lend money into the shell industry are constantly being bailed out by the central bank that prints money that's why they do it for the phase it's great for the banks but it's not an energy play and it's not
a best it's a sinkhole but here as you point out in argentina they can't just print their way out of a losing situation and the economy is already a bit fragile you don't want to add another loser into the mix like shall. void it completely. spiritual experience. and the little girl that died in the fire sent their cars. it's. a 5 year old son who are looking for a kidney reaching something off 54 years old and 21 years on good role model. for a crime i didn't commit. i only knew that he was innocent doesn't read newsgroups but nobody would listen. you know.
trial was pretty much a farce that they are had him killed including for that well. nobody. because nothing nothing people do will. come from to me hasn't forgiven himself for something. i knew she was in there and i knew exactly what out is doing. people in life. sometimes there's no way split nation. is you'll be a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe.
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