Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?
“Capitalism” in U.S. economic system = ENORMOUS MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO “TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL” BANKS + HIGHLY MONOPOLIZED + ALMOST NO REAL MARKETS THAT TRUELY PROCE GOODS AND SERVICES + RECORD SHARE OF PROFITS TO 200 LARGEST CORPORATIONS = NO CAPITALISTS + NO COMPETITION = JUST MONOPOLIST EXTRACTORS = CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT BY THE MULTINATIONAL $BILLIONAIRES = Large majority “down below” has been virtually disenfranchised = GOVERNMENT PLUTOCRACY AND NO DEMOCRACY AND NEAR ZERO CITIZEN INFLUENCE!
RECD = “REALLY EXISTING CAPITALIST DEMOCRACY” = MULTINATIONAL FRAUD MEANS FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY CAN NOT EXIST UNDER RECD!
A Functioning democracy could SAVE AMERICA AND AVERT THE LOOMING Environmental catastrophe.
USA = Public opinion DOES NOT SET USA POLICIES = Quite the opposite = EVEN overwhelming scientific consensus is IGNORED = “Huge majorities have favored steps by the federal government to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated when utilities produce electricity. In 2006, 86 percent of respondents favored requiring utilities, or encouraging them with tax breaks, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they emit. Also in that year, 87 percent favored tax breaks for utilities that produce more electricity from water, wind or sunlight.”
FACT = Public is influenced by science is deeply troubling to those who dominate the economy and state policy.
ALEC = “Environmental Literacy Improvement Act” = Corporate-funded propaganda lobby that designs LAWS FAVORING corporate sector and extremely wealthy = TEACH climate-change denial and CREATIONISM to “balance” ACCEPTED climate science in public schools. = SEVERAL RED STATES HAVE IT! + ALEC pushes media reports to present a controversy between two sides on climate change.
ALEC ignores that Environmental catastrophe risks the fate of the human and many species with nowhere to run for a bailout. USA and Canada are seeking to burn fossil fuels, including the extremely dangerous Canadian tar sands, and to do so as quickly and fully as possible. = SOLD as the wonders of energy independence = ALEC + RECD Ignores self-destruction = OPPOSITE OF RATIONAL THINKING!
Noam Chomsky speech February 10th 2014 – “How to Ruin an Economy; Some Simple Ways”
#1 Cut federal funding for research and development = Grows gap between TOP 1% and 99% = Destroys long term growth of America
#2 Ignore eager hands who want work and don’t use any resources “designed for human needs. These things didn’t just happen like a tornado, they are the results of deliberate policies over roughly the past generation.” — Chomsky
Chomsky says government controlled by the MULTINATIONAL $BILLIONAIRES and their CORPORATIONS are insuring the US and other economies fail for the overwhelming majority of people.
Chomsky = We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic suicide.