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European Serfs Scream in Agony as Mr Market State Invades

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Coming soon to a North American continent Near You.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/...

Fucking Objectivist voodoo Satanic bullshit European banksters.

I used to think Objectivism was codeword for Social Darwinism. Now I think it had to go back undreground and pop back out as neoliberal economics.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

I wonder if, to truly bend the arc of action by the neoliberals, even more extreme measures are needed. I wonder if property doesn't need to be threatened. I wonder if lives don't need to be threatened. I wonder if fear isn't what's needed, fear by the Eurocrats that they could lose their livelihoods or worse to the mob.

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I know they they want the proles to become "organ donors". Sweet Jesus.
I have no solutions.
Just sad as hell.

Submitted by lambert on

but I really don't think despair is warranted. The good things we've seen in the last years, not only Occupy, but the Capitol occupations before that, and the indignados and Tahrir Square before that, I could never in a million years have imagined.

They want you to feel despair. Dpn't!

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Submitted by jumpjet on

Faith is what's warranted, faith that things will turn up right. Faith that people are waking from their long delusions. Faith that as the world changes, it might change for the better.

And since we're so far away from so many activities, so many events- faith is what we're left with, isn't it? We must have faith or we'll die of grief.

Submitted by lambert on

.... and whatever the word is for not giving in to strategic manipulation of this or that emotion, like fear or hate.

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It's been eaten alive by the US MIC hasn't it? For the most part? Meet the new boss same as the old?

Submitted by lambert on

... but what they did was still good and still achieved something. Also, most of the organizers were quite young. They will be around and their knowledge with them.

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I do not normally suffer from depression, but I woke up crying today. I guess I need to plantidote or lolcat or cognitive behavioral therapy my way out of this.

How the hell do you guys see the coming misery and stay sane?

Also, I got attacked, and this is going to sound crazier than it is, by a literally invisible mob of Kosers. (The mob is invisible, the individuals and the open breadcrumbing are not). Sorry for being vague. I have Reasons.

But Jesus Fuck. Even when I win, I lose, and I am so horribly scared for my children's future. Typing through tears.

Submitted by lambert on

.... that this is what the Powers That Be want you to feel. (It goes all the way up the income ladder, too.)

And I think a lot of this falls under the "One day at a time...," "Consider the lilies of the fiield..." heading. I believe the Catholics classify despair as a mortal sin, and while I don't accept the theo- part of Catholic theology, there is good reason to display adaptability and avoid the paralysis that despair induces.

However, I'm very much a New England WASP guy from a very old school. One of the privileges of that heritage is posture of existential despair ("sinners in the hands of an angry God") exacerbated by the death of my class (at least as a ruling one) along with much of its culture.

So perhaps I have so much of it I don't need it any mroe!

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I'll try to take that advice. Sigh.
If I ever mysteriously just disappear for, oh, 6 months or a year or something, it's probably because I became overwhelmed by the horribleness of it all and decided to just hang out with chickens, kids, books and firepits more to avoid just...I dunno...going Galt/Carlin-ing out on humanity? lol.

I would just email you about this next thing, but for the sake of the hivemind, I'll ask you here. Are you SURE Jane was the one being an asshole around 2008? I have reason to believe Jane is feeling a bit overwhelmed by electoral politics herself these days. I think the anti-Market State/neoliberal left needs to heal all past wounds and divisions. Solidarity is good. And I'm thinking of emailing Jane to get her take on all that. Although I'm a bit intimidated by her and her celebrity. Not sure if she'll eat me alive or not. lol. Alternatively, she might just ignore me. In a way, that would be worse. lol.

But I think the entirety of the left is being played like a fiddle, and it seems logical to me that step 1 to fixing that would be creating solidarity amongst the anti-neoliberals who are willing to be intellectually honest about past mistakes.

Also, fellow Correnters, please do not dogpile me right now over this particular issue. I normally LIKE confrontation and all that, but I don't have it in me right now, and I don't think it would be a good thing for anyone right now.

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