Crumbs From the Rich Man’s Table

” There’s class warfare , all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Warren Buffett

” Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable .” John F Kennedy

It is an axiom of the Neoliberalism virus that the already rich should be allowed to become even richer without limit and in the process acquire more power over more people than ever before in human history. And if this means acquiring things held in common by communities wherever they are on the planet – land, water and every type of natural resource – this should be permitted by law, but if the law is a barrier then force may be used to acquire them.

In those countries where additional pressure is needed to allow the acquisitions to occur then pressure may have to be used to bribe ( euphemism: lobby ) lawmakers to concede rights not readily available . In those countries where additional pressure is needed then the barrel of a gun may be the necessary tool. The method makes little difference except to those who are about to be dispossessed ; the goal is the same . No limit should be put on what can be held in private hands by a tiny number of the super rich.

And by the colonisation of our minds by the Neoliberalism virus we have all accepted that this is inevitable and what ‘ freedom ‘ means and we have internalised the need to avert our gaze when some particular example appears to be an acquisition too far. That is until now that the Coronavirus has arrived and demands that we gaze in a different direction ; one where the territory is unknown and the landscape has yet to be mapped .

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