Behind the News with Doug Henwood, for April 21, 2012 - 10:00am
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W. Buffet isn't slime. He's just riding (fairly well) on the back of the "beast" as it pushes through. It's the system that is the slime and which demands too much virtue of many of us. "I'm just playing the game well," they say. "I'm just successfully riding the back of the beast, or swimming well in the slime." Look at Romney, "Don't blame me, praise me for being successful." Romney's got a decent, slimy backstroke. We must change the system which offers false, slimy myths and false hopes to those who don't yet know they live in the 99%.
"The self-propelling circulation of Capital remains more than ever the ultimate ...beast that by definition cannot be controlled." Slavoj Zizek
The best solution for the world's problems may be the total destruction of the USA. Given a few more years and they will do it themselves.
Buffet, the slimy bottom feeder bought railroads because he knew the taxpayer would upgrade the tracks and offer him subsidized rates.
Sure upgrade the rails with public money and offer subsidized rates to private enterprise.
A big problem is that the rich has no skin in the game. The government and taxpayer pays all their costs and they collect the profits.
"Could it be that the elite are doing so well that they just don't notice....." Doug you are a very intelligent guy but you are such a Pollyanna. Everything is by design.
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