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APITALISM, a cornucopia of contradictions.

Capitalism is a very unstable system; the engine that drives it is a constant war economy, that keeps poor working people fighting each other all over the globe. Many people are awake to this reality, but it's inflicted on us, by force, not choice -- it is important to understand that.
Sue Coe, from an interview with Alan Kaufman

The 2008 bailout of banks "raises an interesting point: Has the Treasury partially nationalized the private banks, as we have been told? Or is it the other way around? Is it Treasury that has been partially privatized by Wall Street, its massive rescue plan now entirely in the hands of a private bank it is directly subsidizing?"
Naomi Klein, The New Trough originally published in Rolling Stone.
See also the concept of DISASTER CAPITALISM, in Klein'sThe Shock Doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Bertrand Russell

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Nehru

I believe totally in a Capitalist System. I only wish that someone would try it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
John Maynard Keynes

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: For breaking the Thou Shalt Not Kill commandment, thou shalt be killed, or as Senator Orrin Hatch [Republican: Utah] puts it: Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.


COLONIALIZATION: The rape of one region of the world, generally endowed with riches in the form of land or raw materials by another region, rich in ambition, greed and the arrogance to believe its rape is uplifting to its victim.