Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Democray and capitalism don't mix

Last night in Seattle, police began using psy-ops tactics against occupiers In Westlake Center, making regular announcements to clear the park or face arrest, then not following through. These orders were apparently issued by a Lt. Nollette, without approval of the Mayor's office, or knowledge of the Mayor's office. The purpose, of course, was to disrupt the sleep of occupiers by forcing them to repeatedly link arms in defense.
In Boston, Police attacked an Occupyboston site, arresting and beating dozens of occupiers. In Des Moines, Iowa, cops arrested 40.
All of this illustrates the basic truth of a speech given by Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek to Occupy Wall Street on Sunday, 10/9/11. In the speech, he commented on the illusion that capitalism and democracy are somehow intertwined: "If communism means the system which collapsed in 1990, remember that today those communists are the most efficient ruthless capitalists. In China today we have capitalism which is even more dynamic than your American capitalism but doesn’t need democracy."
Modern day capitalism is anti-democratic. It is the a quasi-hybrid  of feudalism and fascism. If the evidence for this is not yet clear to you, it will be soon enough.
In Solidarity,
The Match

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