31 12 2013


“Speculators at megabanks or investment firms such as Goldman Sachs are not, in a strict sense, capitalists. They do not make money from the means of production. Rather, they ignore or rewrite the law…to steal from everyone, including their shareholders. They are parasites. They feed off the carcass of industrial capitalism. They produce nothing. They make nothing. They just manipulate money. Speculation in the 17th century was a crime. Speculators were hanged.”

Not some no-nothing wrote this.  Rather it comes from the former Middle East bureau chief of The New York Times now not only in exile, not only repenting, but on the path of noble truth-telling and instigating revolution.

The full article from Chris Hedges is at today.   Great way to say goodbye to 2013!

Oh yes, the new Jesuit Pope may not understand the intricacies of Wall Street and the grossly corrupted banking system but he sure is aware of the ravages of contemporary capitalism and boldly, courageously, told us so in the year now about to conclude.

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