During the course of human events, its history can teach valuable lessons. One such event is occurring in Washington, in the District of Columbia. As the Democratic National Committee struggles to find closure for its presidential nominee.
The other is a little more dated but it also offers a valuable lessons. It’s the current history of Venezuela and its President Hugo Chavez. Its about a president who offers the people a democracy separate from the perils of capitalism. Which is the opposite, of what is occurring today in our nations capital. When all is said and done, neither Hillary Clinton or Barrack Obama will be the peoples presidential candidate. One of those two will oppose John McCain. Who is also, not a candidate of the people. Which ever one is to live in the Peoples House, will serve the interest of the few against the many.
Learn to revolt and create a Peoples Democratic government! Absent the rule by the many against the few! End capitalism oppressive slaughter of your finances!
As an introduction of contrast between the two, a short discussion about America’s failed marriage between democracy and capitalism is in order. From this spectacle, people can learn what will work to make democracy available here in the United States. Along with erasing the horrors of capitalism.
Many people think that democracy and capitalism are one and the same. That concept is not true. Democracy has an unique appeal because of what it has to offer the many outside of the oppressive rule of the few.
The United States operates under a political system of oligarchy rule. Under such a system a few families and their friends govern. They are hell bent on making sure that the *many never* experience the fruits of democracy. Three such fruits are freedom, fairness and economic justice.
Capitalism is the oil that lubricates oligarchism allowing it to survive and function as an oppressive machine for capitalism.
The people elect representatives to execute their business which must be based upon their consent. But in the halls of congress today, little legislation is produced that directly benefits the majority of citizens. A government that thinks that $5.85 is a fair, and livable wage, for so many does govern a democracy. All wage earners must have their wages pegged to inflation. Meaning wages must parallel the inflation index. How could such a scheme work, some might wonder? It is more complicated than this, but here is an elementary answer. The people will take control of their government. Forcing corporate conglomerate, capitalists to fund the peoples economic needs. Remember trillions of dollars exist for U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Let the people spend their money on themselves and not on the capitalist government.
A peoples government with the peoples consent would mandate that the working public by law must organize. Collectively bargaining with their employer for fair wages and an employment package of other benefits. Failure by a government to enact such fairness disqualifies itself from governing a democratic society.
A government that does not provide national health insurance for the people of the nation is unfit to be the peoples representatives.
Based upon the collective human need for such legislation. Most Americans would send their servants the elected representatives to enact such legislation. They would if they could, but capitalism is at the opposite end of the spectrum from democracy. Capitalism is a well oiled merciless killing machine. With no respect for human need or human dignity. The oil cans of this merciless killing machine with their vast wealth. Select and financially under write candidates who will legislate their agenda. Who today are in the personage of Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and John McCain They will never include fair wages indexed to inflation. Allow for the kind of collective bargaining making the bargaining table fair for the many against the few. Despite the political rhetoric from this dismal three. The many will never see the kind national health insurance the few enjoy. Which of course is funded by the many for the few. It is time to make those asses and elephants pull the people in the cart of luxury for a change.
Actually the government at the national level and state level write few bills. The capitalists employ a huge work force to write legislation for them. They then walk the halls of congress *lobbying* the congress to pass their legislation. And of course the result of such behavior creates a great burden of unfairness upon the nations working citizens. Again, a government at any level that allows this practice is not fit to govern a dog kernel. Let alone a people desperate to enjoy ail the fruits of democracy.
You have heard it said that money is the root of all evil. For this discussion it is true, and the blame can be attributed to the United States Supreme Court. The court ruled that money is speech. And as such, speech is a protected right. That case was wrongly decided. Money in itself is always silent. Money is power. In the hands of politicians and it buys elections. Money is power not speech. Power is not protected by our constitution. Because the capitalist court ruled that money is speech, great disadvantages have rained down upon laboring America. A government that will not correct this unfairness contributes to the peoples oppression. Adding more proof of how the few cause pain and suffering for the many. Such scoundrels must be made to pay for their injustices upon the many.
Capitalism does not care about liberty, fairness, or economic justice. It’s all about profits. Pure capitalism will employ the harshest and most cruel forms of exploitation to churn out a penny of profit at the expense of the laboring public.
Hugo Chavez was discovered by the world in early 1972. He was involved in the violent coup to overthrow a democratic elected Venezuelan President. Which served the interest of the United States like so many governments. It failed and Hugo was imprisoned. His fellow officers, rallied again, to overthrow the government and free Hugo. That coup also failed, and Hugo Chavez spent two years in prison. As can be expected, the coup led by Chavez dealt with economic disparities between the slaughter houses of Venezuela. And the Venezuelan work force slaughter in those houses. By ruthless capitalist, who welcome death in their slaughter houses for the sake of profits. In what ever country that a capitalist economic system operates the beginning and the end is the same.
The first lesson concerning human events to be learned. Is that violence should not be employed when trying to overthrow the government.
A lesson Mr. Chavez learned because he made the transition from soldier to politician. He founded a political party known as the Movement of the Fifth Republic. He was elected President of Venezuela in 1998. He has been repeatedly reelected by the many. Despite the uproar from the few in Venezuela. Which resulted, in a United States government sponsored coup against President Chavez.
The second lesson from the history of human events. Is to learn that the successful overthrow of the government must be done at the ballot box.
Shortly into his second term in office using his executive privilege he signed into law a number of reform laws. By passing the National Assembly which catered to the nations capitalists and the United States machines of oligarchy. The enacted laws brought about land and oil reform. The intent was to empower the people with greater liberty and economic reform.
The capitalists in Venezuela called for a strike by the people to protest Hugo Chavez’s reforms. The strike failed! President Chavez had the overwhelming support of the people.
The next step in the capitalists agenda was to create a crisis in the currency of the nation. Which they could do, because they controlled the banking system. It’s a ploy capitalists use all over the world to control markets. And to keep people, in perpetual dependency on a corrupt economic system.
Resulting in yet another lesson from the history of human events. Which is that the nations banking system must be removed from the control of the capitalists.
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