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American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper
Pravda ^ | April 27, 2009 | Mat Rodina

Posted on 05/19/2009 9:24:39 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin

The article has been reprinted with the kind permission from the author and originally appears on his blog, Mat Rodina

http://mat-rodina.blogspot.com/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: capitalism; cwii; society; system

1 posted on 05/19/2009 9:24:40 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

FUB0 ...... I say this in defiance!


2 posted on 05/19/2009 9:29:01 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Let me know when a republican demands that the government should divest itself of all these companies asap.


3 posted on 05/19/2009 9:29:47 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I couldn’t find anything in that analysis that I disagreed with.

Anyone else?


4 posted on 05/19/2009 9:32:17 PM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster

Nope. That pretty much sums it up.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 9:35:24 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: gigster
You know we are winding down when the most coherent analysis of current events in America is found in Pravda.
6 posted on 05/19/2009 9:40:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Williams

“Let me know when a republican demands that the government should divest itself of all these companies asap.”

Taking your comment seriously...IMO that’s the absolute least possible outcome; assuming, of course, that a successful “divestiture” requires a willing and able buyer. Consider the separate cases of the car cos and the banks.

Had there been value in the auto co assets, they would have been snatched with great vigor. Don’t you think? (Or do you?) Unfortunately, the assets (land, bldgs & equipment) have the enormous albatross of the unions around their necks, resulting in a net negative value. Of course, no potential buyer could have ever made such an offer; eg; contingent upon the removal of the unions.

After the government gets down screwing around with the car cos for a few years, they will be for sale for 1/5th of what they’d be worth today just as hard assets. The factories will be decrepit ruins, totally vandalized. Plus it won’t even be possible to manufacture autos in the US at that point, most likely, no matter how they’re built.

The banks are a completely different story. Of course, they got near-infinite bailout funding, far beyond the $10-15-25 billion the auto cos got. The banks, via Treasury and the Fed, arguably have the government captive. We saw Henry Paulson tell the frickin government what to do and they did it. That franchise has near infinite value. Just look at how much money was wantonly thrown at the banks to gauge the relative importance of the two sectors. Whereas the unions are apparently just owed big time. They will receive, it is true, within limits. But they have to beg. That’s a big difference.


7 posted on 05/19/2009 9:43:39 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: gigster

“I couldn’t find anything in that analysis that I disagreed with.”

Really. When I posted it, I couldn’t think of a single word to add in the comments section.


8 posted on 05/19/2009 9:45:21 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

It’s sad when the Russian media presents a more truthful account of American affairs than what (most of) the American media will ever come close to.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 9:49:32 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Williams

{Let me know when a republican demands that the government should divest itself of all these companies asap.}

This is the capitalism they understand.
http://www.maplight.org/map/us/legislator/611

I doubt they would let their version die anytime soon.

Certainly not before the Constitution is reintroduced to oxygen.


10 posted on 05/19/2009 9:53:14 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Whoa...this is from Pravda? Hmmm...no argument from me.


11 posted on 05/19/2009 9:53:47 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: libh8er

Yuri Bezmenov told us 25 years ago that this would happen.
And, I would bet that most people thought he was a nut.


12 posted on 05/19/2009 9:54:02 PM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster

Was he on a youtube video from the 80’s? I watched that...pretty chilling stuff.


13 posted on 05/19/2009 9:56:28 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: hinckley buzzard
You know we are winding down when the most coherent analysis of current events in America is found in Pravda.

I was so thinking that. Unfreakingbelievable.

14 posted on 05/19/2009 9:58:01 PM PDT by babyfreep (It's all about control.)
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To: gigster

” The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.”

So do i get this right? Russians resisted the Evil influx of Wall Street money after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and thereby retained their freedoms and souls?

I don’t understand this, so i must disagree. How is Putin in charge of Russia evidence of freedom?


15 posted on 05/19/2009 10:00:54 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
The money "quote". This is great -

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So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up (takeover of GM) with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.

I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

16 posted on 05/19/2009 10:02:52 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama has raised gas prices 40%. Thank you Obamination!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Did he nail it or what.

17 posted on 05/19/2009 10:03:25 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: kralcmot

I’m not quite sure who said that quote.
Was it Yuri Bezmenov?
He died some time in the mid-nineties.
I haven’t seen anything that he said, like that.
(Not that I am disbelieving you.)
Have you watched his whole series on Utube?
I would appreciate a reference.


18 posted on 05/19/2009 10:21:51 PM PDT by gigster
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Sad-but-True BUMP


19 posted on 05/19/2009 10:27:01 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Our side will be better prepared to deal with and mitigate the coming misery.


20 posted on 05/19/2009 11:25:49 PM PDT by unkus
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To: gigster

I couldn’t find anything in that analysis that I disagreed with.

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I agree, but it only touches the tip of the ice berg. I was at one of those MacDonalds today and was disgusted how most of the people looked and conducted themselves. A pretty sorry group of people, sad to say.


21 posted on 05/19/2009 11:29:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Oh this is good!

22 posted on 05/19/2009 11:30:31 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Fantastic, we finally have a president too far left for Pravda; but the MSM assures us that anyone who opposes him is an ‘extremist’.


23 posted on 05/19/2009 11:37:10 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I don't want Obama to fail, I want him to fail quickly.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Who is following the trail of the bailout monies, anyway? It seems to me that this money is going into personal individual’s pockets and not companies...just like all the monies that have gone to 3rd world countries and their dictators, in the name of foreign aide.


24 posted on 05/20/2009 1:51:45 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: shibumi

self-ping


25 posted on 05/20/2009 2:09:10 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: VeniVidiVici
Another quote:

Senator Barney Franks (sic), a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment...

26 posted on 05/20/2009 3:48:56 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: unkus

I whole-heartedly agree about the looks of our society,
in general, today.
Around here, many people dress like a bum under a viaduct would dress. However, some of those (bums) are better behaved and posess more self-respect and -awareness.

Yuri Bezmenov specifically identified the phases for the subversion of this country:

Demoralization: 15-20 years. Taking over the educational system, popular culture, the media, and the levers of government, among others. Sow confusion and disinformation,
so that the people can’t think rationally. This process is complete.

Destabilization: 2-5 years. We are passed this point.

Crisis: 6 weeks. Hmmmmm. Sounds about right. Massive overturn of socio-economic systems. Consolidation of power.
We are here.

Normalization: Indefinitely. The people (sheeple) have been
Subverted, Demoralized, and are searching for their
Marxist/Fascist/Savior.


27 posted on 05/20/2009 5:02:16 AM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster
Yuri Bezmenov told us 25 years ago that this would happen.

Nikita Khrushchev also said he would defeat the US without ever firing a shot.

28 posted on 05/20/2009 5:16:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for "The Failure" BO to tear it down.)
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To: gigster

I have been amazed at how every, and I mean every damn industry is bowing down and kissing Obammy’s ring finger. There not one that has said NO. The banks, auto and medical, three huge percentages of GDP, went down with nothing more than a whimper. A sniffling, crying, babbling bunch they are. What in god’s name happened to American backbone and integrity?

I am now trying to prep myself for what I thought would be the very last true vestige of American industrial independence to go crawling on their hands and knees to Obama, the energy industry. Coal, oil, natural gas, etc. When that happens it will be time to pee on the fire, call the dogs and go home to die.


29 posted on 05/20/2009 5:43:32 AM PDT by biff
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To: Arrowhead1952

And we would sell them the rope.

For the most part, now, the people are un-educable.


30 posted on 05/20/2009 5:43:47 AM PDT by gigster
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To: biff

Where is (our) Hank Reardon.

(Atlas Shrugged)


31 posted on 05/20/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster

Because of the unfavorable business climate in the US, he moved his “Reardon Metal” factory to SouthEast Asia.


32 posted on 05/20/2009 5:56:59 AM PDT by RepRivFarm
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To: RepRivFarm

Ahh, So!

( a little South-East Asia lingo, there)


33 posted on 05/20/2009 6:17:26 AM PDT by gigster
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To: Shery

Very true. Geither couldn’t account for much of it.

What is abundantly clear is that Goldman Sachs got paid TWICE for whatever they had insured through AIG. Because they were directly paid TARPS funds and they were paid the proceeds of the CDS insurance. $12.high billion, I forget the exact amount.


34 posted on 05/20/2009 6:21:08 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: gigster

I worked for a conservative think tank in the early ‘80’s and met Yuri Bezmenov and got to know him over a period of months. One night after quite a few Vodkas, he literally broke down and wept for America.


35 posted on 05/20/2009 7:10:18 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

bookmark


36 posted on 05/29/2009 8:53:33 PM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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