70 CORRUPTIONS OF CAPITALISM.
Capitalism expresses a shorthand for wealthy and powerful capitalists engaged in the relentless pursuit of profit and power):
Advocates endless consumption
Allows conservative, neo-liberals and left-leaning voters to shuffle furniture around while Titanic sinks
Believes it is a Utopian ideal to end war so corporations can sell $$$$$billions of weapons to countries worldwide
Believes only business knows how to run public institutions
Believes only three things really matter – production, consumption and profit.
Blames time to time a corrupt individual or business rather than the corrupt system
Builds areas to house the poor, the middle classes and the rich to maintain the class system
Claims as elitism or an expression of the nanny state for any criticism of smoking, unhealthy food and expenditure on luxuries
Campaigns to destroy green economies, sustainability, social-environmental justice and other alternatives to capitalism
Converts children and adults into head facing down zombies using a mobile phone at home and on our streets
Corrupts artists and the arts into money making spectacles
Demands superficial values, conformity and submission – in the name of freedom
Dismisses value of health to support the harmful practices of the meat, dairy and GM industry
Employs trade, through globalisation, to exploit poor nations
Displays little concern for the environmental crisis, depletion of resources and survival prospects for future generations.
Elevates royalty, corporations, oligarchies, billionaires and millionaires to dominate the thoughts of citizens
Enables servility to notion of living in the real world. Hard truth reveals much of society has a programmed mind to support capitalism
Encourages selfie-help, selfie-compassion, selfie-improvement, selfie-mindfulness and the supremacy of selfie-interest.
Encourages personal debt, which contribute to stress, anxiety and suicidal thoughts
Fills the dreams of citizens with the American dream of obsession around money
Fills the mind of people of all ages with pointless information to keep them occupied
Isolates the young from each other, energetic play and outdoor enjoyment
Keeps children and teenagers desk-bound with threats of punishment or prescription drugs if they do not conform.
Keeps society subdued so banality rules daily life
Makes citizens pay through taxes for the crashes of gamblers who run the banks and financial markets
Monitors teachers/lecturers in all level of education so they conform to exam procedures and government/corporate demands
Obsessed with infinite and limitless growth on planet of finite and limited resources
Offers a life in the conditioned and programmed mind
Offers a cultural and political impotence to make real changes
Offers a sterility of interest to support people in need, animals and the environment.
Offers a corrupt system of justice – one for the rich and one for the poor
Offers apathy to social and global suffering
Offers a controlled democracy, which elects spiritually, socially and culturally illiterate presidents and prime ministers
Operates like a parasite hooking citizens into a world of success and failure
Persuades society that money and status take priority in human existence
Promotes the InterNet and the Dark Net to manipulate people’s desires
Promotes addiction to drugs, sugar, salt and fat and offers low fat food for further profit
Promotes competition that sets people against people worldwide
Promotes neuroscience to confine all mental/physical health problems to the individual.
Promotes power, control and manipulation
Promotes sport with its governing bodies generating massive profits for themselves through selling major fixtures
Promotes the shallow and repetitive analysis of the media owned by oligarchies and neoliberals
Promotes the buying and selling of sportsmen and women in the same way as any other product
Promotes superficial entertainment through the media and public performances
Promotes television reality shows – to humiliate poor families in conflict and exploit vulnerability, such as the psychologically disturbed or those suffering with obesity
Promotes talent shows to exploit individuals, rubbish them and show worst auditions ever
Promotes the view that a chemical imbalance in the brain causes mind-body health problems
Provides courses, coaches and therapists for businesses to keep the stressed out, traumatised and unhappy believing they must change themselves; nobody can do it for them
Rejects unions, communities, tribes, gatherings, festivals – unless money can be made from such collectives
Requires surveillance on the streets and social media to know as much as possible about behaviour and location of citizens
Sanctions science to proclaim sub-atomic particles, atomisation and DNA as the basis of true reality to support a selfie-world
Sees people as customers and to convert all nations into customers under the influence of corporations and submissive governments
States that depression is a personal problem due to brain chemistry and family history
Supports class power and privilege
Supports short term jobs, poor working conditions and low wages with bosses receiving massive salaries and bonuses, even when corrupt
Supports the totalitarianism of powerful international corporations
Swallows smaller businesses so the hands of fewer people control society
Targets the young, from babies to teenagers, to put pressure on parents to spend on goods
Tells you that you have yourself to blame if you do not get rich
Persuades you to buy the next new product or latest gadget
Treats the individual with medication, therapy, radiations and surgery
Treats ethics, morality and religious sensitivities as impediments to profit
Undermines national health service and social welfare as the nanny state
Undermines alternative forms of health and healing to ensure control of the pharmaceutical industry
Undermines and threatens unions, protest and whistle-blowers at every opportunity.
Uses mobile phones, computers to track behaviour and movements of citizens to target sales
Uses sexual attraction to promote goods
Uses the internet for public surveillance, pornography and gambling to maximise profit
Uses the police to break up demonstrations, limit protests and target minorities and refugees
Upholds a system where half the population takes daily medication for every minor discomfort or major health issue.
Ps. Yes, we, the customers, have to take
some measure of responsibility
for this economic system.
Will write about the alternatives
to capitalism at a future date.