Are democracies open to new solutions, or are dictatorships being converted? Will the rule of law prevail on absolutism?
Yes, there are States that are founded upon the rule of law, and that’s when they legislate according to a democratic version of the machine called Power, and then there are those whose legislative function is a prerogative of only one person, or a narrow circle of oligarchs, or tyrants.
Unfortunately, democracy is but an illusion, and the rule of law is nothing but a tool used by the ruling classes to create the inhuman reality where the lives of the subjugated are deemed to be lived according to the most evilest of schemes: No money? Then, no life at all!! Nothing like democratic peace—which always means to struggle within limits—works like a charm, a real cure-all for business. What? Struggle within limits? What’s that? Oh, nothing, apart from the powerful being entitled to kill the weak, but in such a soft and sweet way. Continue reading
Yes, people are definitely not mad about fruit and vegetables grown in the Sea of Plastic, the horrible oceanic expanse of greenhouses in Almeria’s area in Andalusia, South of Spain. Unfortunately, although during the tastings—some of my colleagues and I made across many countries in Europe—they said they didn’t like to eat that rubbish, most of them had to admit that that is the only junk food they can afford. Cheap fruit and vegetables produced in the slavery forges of Almeria for the sake of taskmaster farmers and supermarket chains so avid to delight their clients, and, needless to say, make large profits. Oh, this is Capitalism baby, some may say; yes, I know, I know so well! Continue reading
I remember my grandmother complaining about fruit and vegetables out of season, “May is too early for cherries, won’t be best until July”, she would nag on when she spotted her favorite fruit at one of her kids homes. Grandma never liked the idea of having fruit out of season. Something I have no intention to complain about. This is just the first in the series, or better still, the resumption of a burning question we have tackled before, about brutal shameless slavery and agriculture. Continue reading
It sickens me the massive use of quotes by illustrious people, or also show biz stars, on many websites which incite to succeed, in most cases, particularly for those by scientists, poets, thinkers, and other historical characters, they are not only inappropriate to such a contemptible milieu, but even misinterpreted. Continue reading
The Oxfam website, www.oxfam.org sends out an alarm, “Stop climate change making people hungry”!!
And then they call to action, “Join us as we demand action from governments and big business to stop climate change making people hungry”.
What? What am I, an incurable stupid!! I have thought for my entire life that Capitalism made people hungry, but now I find out that the reason must be searched among the reactions of Mother Nature, particularly when she gets pissed off at our inclination for polluting our environment. Continue reading
What now?? What does that mean?
Well, now we know what the face of Jihadi John looks like, what are we going to do? Kill him? Yeah, most likely! I don’t think John is going to die from old age, he does not have to worry about his retirement pension, no, actually no superannuation for Mohammed Emwazi, that is the real name of this English guy of 26, born in Kuwait but raised in West London, and so a British citizen, graduated in Information Systems Business Management from the University of Westminster in 2009, and in the service of the State of Iraq and the Levant since 2012. Continue reading
Resorting to set theory, with the expression World Set, I mean the whole of the countries with all of their societies, and civilizations, and political organizations, and so forth and so on…
What? Is this not a harmonious whole? No, it is not; as if with harmony you mean peace and brotherhood??
On the other hand, the World Set is entirely under the grasp, and thus strict control, of Capital. For centuries now, that peculiar production system known as Capitalism rules over countries and peoples, no matter what political form a country has given, Capital is the social power, and the slave driver, that props all countries up, and particularly, guides them. Continue reading
Aside from the backward societies in the most repressive countries, I can’t see any reason for us, the westerners, for priding ourselves on our way of living. Our so much boasted advanced and democratic societies are primitive, indeed. We use an economic system over six centuries old, we believe in myths as old as the beginning of civilization, and we rely upon values that come from the mists of time. And I guess I don’t need to speak about the reverence and submission we show to the high offices and the bosses of our ridiculous social organizations, be them from the Government, Politics, Religion, Industry or whatever, do I? Continue reading
This is a brief report of economic analysis, with popular features, which I made hoping to simplify one of the contradictions of Capitalism. I could have named this article “The chimera of changing what can’t be changed”, just to make clear that our efforts must go towards another direction, that of overcoming the current system of production and social control. Continue reading
When I was a kid in the early ‘70’s there were those who put forth propositions, and those who had dreams. There were sunny beaches, and bright skies at night with so many stars. All that was a wonder to me.
I must strive to clean up my thoughts among the waves and the winds that blow whirls of blaze and blizzards, before my brain’s boat is capsized by the breakers. I see stairways that try to climb up to heaven, and I see waters that smoke, blurred visions while Joe is on the run. And a hose 50-foot long in the Garden of Eden, right where the sun sets, YES! Where the sun sets. Continue reading