Sunday, October 27, 2013

Eso’s Chronicles 227/ 13
Federalist Overkill
© Eso A.B.
While Jefferson in spite of his egalitarian rhetoric never found a way to eliminate slavery--which was eliminated (in the long-term) by the victory of the Capitalist north in the American Civil war--the Capitalist victory led to (surprise!) the bonding of humankind with consumerism, surely a form of slavery. It was Capitalism in intimate cooperation with Industrialism that broke the back of the labor intensive economies which prevailed in pre-industrial economy.

Undeniably, Capitalism was greeted as a liberating force—at first. Fired up by the Industrial Revolution, capitalists were able to entice former slaves (largely blacks) and coolies (mostly Chinese) to provide cheap labor that was needed to industrialize America. Though most Americans look back at the violence that accompanied the capitalist take-over as inevitable (therefore somehow pardonable), the violence was not violence per se, but violence as a continuous war against the small farmer and nature. The latter is best illustrated by the slaughter of the passenger pigeons and buffalo. While the following link  is written from the point of view of a ‘hunter’ and is an apologia of sorts, the ‘picture’ makes one’s hair stand. Similar excuses for the amoral behavior of urbanites continue today among city dwellers, who cannot imagine countryside people wishing their cities and them dropping dead in the aftermath of the plunder of our planet. The continuous violence of our urban based civilization is well illustrated by the following summation of the history of wolf hunting . The urbanites, continue to rage across our planet unhindered.
To what can we attribute Jefferson’s failure to abolish slavery and Capitalist violence? Today we know that the answer is a simple one: Capitalists did not hesitate to print money, which over a period of time compelled everyone to use it. Its use made slave labor too expensive for the farmers to continue it, while it decreased the cost of labor in factories, where machines could be serviced by three daily shifts.
After two hundred years of so-called Industrial Revolution, the capitalist three cards Monte has become transparent and the tricksters are preparing for their demise the best way they know how. The capitalists are printing ever more money, while China has stopped buying Western debt and has begun to convert whatever credibility paper still has into gold.
We also see like preparations (or is it Enlightenment turned delusionary?) in the forced march attempt of the European Union (war not excluding) to federalize the nations who have joined it in hopes that centralization will provide greater security. Russia is attempting to create a Custom Union with the aim of bringing the countries joining it under a federalist government . What is unique about the federalization of Russia is that under the Soviet regime (with Russia in lead), this geopolitical part of our planet was perceived as providing an alternative to Western capitalism. As the absence of any unique perceptions by brain=mass of the post-Soviet leadership reveals, whatever uniqueness may have existed at the founding of the Soviet Union, was dissipated by instituting capitalism by way of mimesis. In short, the founders of the Soviet Union acted on the basis of erroneous analysis of reality, which for that reason failed to communicate itself to succeeding generations, andt the cancer of Moscow grow unimpeded.
The optimists among anti-federalists should look at the pro-federalist dance of the unelected politicians in Brussels as the dance of fat in an overheated pan about to catch fire. The fire--a burnt through floor, collapsing under the weight of the Potempking facades of the financial system and economy--is already here. What escapes the media pundits is that two hundred years of so-called Industrial Revolution has devoured itself by overconsumption, overproduction, and resumptuous overconfidence.
In the words of Irish poet Yeats: “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold….” At a time of overproduction, resource exhaustion, and forgetting of experiences in the past, federations fail to survive.
We see that in Europe—in spite the enormous sums of money spent on advertising the federal love song, which sings of the advantages of an increasingly authoritarian government are not persuasive because its promises come without guarantees. The suicide rate in many bankrupt or near bankrupt countries is climbing. America, a federation of states for a long time is reducing its food stamp program for 50 million Americans and preparing for riots. America does not provide an example for an inspiring government, when so many are billionaires, but most of its people are poor, the middle class is diminishing, and the crime rate is rising.
For its part, England, fearful that if it is likely to be federated into the EU, London will lose its position to Brussels, which led by the German faction, will have little trouble taking from London its position as one of the great financial centers of the world, and transfer it to Frankfurt. As a possible solution to the problem, England will hold a popular referendum as what to do if the people vote against EU membership?
The governments of most European countries are worried about the reaction of their people when they discover that they all have been put in a huge warehouse and all the exits are locked, and stood guard over by NATO. So far, federations have not let anyone leave the system on the basis of a referendum.
The politicians of my own country, Latvia, who during the past twenty-one years have created a fascist type of parliament that serves its members reasonably well, but not the country, recently voted against holding a referendum, even though it is mandated by the Latvian Constitution if a given number of citizens demand it. However, the referendum has been avoided by the parliament quintupling the number of signatures required to proceed. Due to the below poverty level incomes of 80% of Latvia’s inhabitants and no easy electronic poling system, the new requirement is beyond reach of those who are calling for a referendum.
In short, Latvia is a ‘democratic’ country, where unhappiness--if it is contrary to government definition of what is allowed as unhappiness--is not allowed to express itself. This writer sees parallels in Latvia’s Parliamentary fascism with socialist Venezuela’s new Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness “….whose primary purposes will be to enforce ‘happiness’. In other words, something along the lines of… beatings will continue [and… referendums will be repressed—my adlib] until happiness returns”…. or everyone dies, or the unhappiness of a remainder of Latvians overfills the cup.

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