Open the gate.. welcome to this dimension..
There's nothing astonishingly new here I'd argue, it's a well known story mired in a little more 'academica speak' than normal. But I'm not sure that it is widely understood yet. We are, our political systems are, our, so called leaders, are responsible for the woes we find ourselves in. It's all very explicable.
Understanding this is the first step to fixing it. Understanding will mean people will not be gullible enough to swallow the utter nonsense that modern techno-econo-politco-babble rolls out every time it wants the populace to vote for yet another policy which are, in many cases, self harming..
Deficits.. pfft, militant unionism.. pfft, level playing fields.. pfft, privatisation and competition.. pfft. It's just propaganda, we're being duped. Or looked at another way, nothing has changed, it just keeps getting re-configured.
It's not a conspiracy, it's explicit in the numbers, western governments are the primary enablers of a framework of policy which promotes the continual 'hoovering up of the dollar and cents' from the majority, into one big central wealth bucket owned by a monopolistic corporate elite.
But it has been this way for a very long time, in many variations on a theme.. So I guess we can take consolation that we are no better or worse off than our ancestors, who have all lived under one form of feudalism, or another, for past few hundred years..
buggered if I know :-P
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