Capitalism Is The Crisis

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The 2008 “financial crisis” in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history. Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their “crisis” through punitive “austerity” programs that gutted public services and repealed workers’ rights. Austerity was named “Word of the Year” for 2010. This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future. Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protest in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin. It may be their crisis, but it's our problem.

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  • raleigh witten

    Getting money from taxpayers only comes from policymakers... In Capitalism, people are allowed to go bankrupt and the solvent companies seize assets from the insolvent. Nowhere in Capitalism is the process of systemic bailouts of ponzi scheme fraud, on top of more ponzi scheme fraud, that can only come from centralized banks and centralized governments that seize assets from one group and award them to another group or competitor. That is not Capitalism, that is Crony capitalism akin to Socialism... If you  were targeting crony capitalism, you'd have a point...

  • dee

    There is an interesting example of how deep the propaganda is in our world at 42:00 in. The young pretty girl up on stage using a classic appeal to emotion over her student loan debt.
    Now think about what we're talking about here. Capitalism creating a dependancy where we are forced to work for our very survival. we cannot own land practically because it is intentionally setup to make it artificially scarce and therefore expensive. Which cuts off the access to the natural resources to all but the rich by government force. We're wage slaves to use communist nomenclature.
    Now look what this girl is really saying. She is proclaiming that it is increasingly difficult for her to go through the artificial system of higher education in order to get a bigger bone when she goes to work for another capitalist. She is complaining that the cost of her own willful subjection into the dog and pony show of college is too high.
    It is like when you see OWS protestors outraged because they were laid off and cannot find work while protesting corporations. They hate corporations while being totally dependent on them and being so willingly. It is akin to a black slave post civil war angry that his home on the plantation had been taken away from him.
    It is a very common public relations and marketing technique. Like when H1N1 hysteria broke out and the media ran stories about how some hospitals were giving shots to rich people, white people, muslims and medical staff first. Intended to make you angry and run out to demand your shot with all the righteous indignation you can muster.

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