Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Capitalist Pig and the Occupy Movement
Golly. It looks like that fancy pajama party in Davos, has considered the state of the capitalist pig, and found its condition rather alarming.
For decades, this ritzy Swiss resort has hosted an annual celebration of capitalism where luxurious Audis ferry potentates and presidents between lavish hotels so they can bemoan the perils of socialism, high taxes and debt. And yet, this year, the veteran founder and Chairman of the Davos World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, declares that "Capitalism, in its current form, no longer fits the world around us."
And is so shaken by the situation it's taking a page out of the Occupy movement. Just like Obama did last night.
For all the forced conviviality in the chamber, the most memorable parts of the speech were shaped not by shenanigans in Washington, but by the protests in the streets that have shifted the focus of the nation from debt and government-bashing to the enduring inequalities and inequities in American society.
Because they can see the writing on the wall, and the power of an idea whose time has come. Unlike Stephen Harper.
He's too busy blowing Big Oil, intimidating his opponents, trying to bust unions, turn us into a low wage economy.
Employment quality in Canada deteriorated last year as more people moved into self-employment and the composition of the labour market tilted towards lower-paying positions, a new report says.
And kill good jobs.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study, The Cuts Behind the Curtain, estimates that between 60,000 and 70,000 jobs could disappear across the country as departments implement the nearly $8 billion in spending cuts the Conservatives have introduced in three different cost-saving initiatives since coming to power.
Even though those kind of savage cuts will almost certainly drive us into a recession. Just like the savage cuts by the Cameron Cons have done to Britain.
So why is Harper doing this? Answer: Because not an economist. He's a ideological fanatic who is only interested in destroying government. At a time when even the Davos pajama party recognizes we need it more than EVER.
Because the capitalist pigs won't change themselves...
It's not in their nature.
Golly. You know when I look at that hog, I can't help thinking that we're going to be able to use the economy to destroy Stephen Harper and his foul Cons.
How ironic eh?
Some ideas really are too big to fail.
Thank you Occupy movement...