The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

America's Post Election Hangover

Nothing has changed but at least it hasn't changed for the worse. Well, a few things have changed: Gay marriage is legal in more states as is marijuana but the reality is that little would change whatever the outcome because as an excellent article in Der Speigel correctly points out: America is a country of total capitalism. Its functionaries have no need of public hospitals or of a reliable power supply to private homes. The elite have their own infrastructure. Total capitalism, however, has left American society in ruins and crippled the government. America's fate is not just an accident produced by the system. It is a consequence of that system. The struggle for Working Class Democracy and the empowerment of the 99% must continue. It is a matter of life or death.

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