There are those who still think capitalism is a random array of busy entrepreneurs, busying themselves with making money. A mish-mash of large and small businesses creating wealth for themselves from producing things people want. That stage of capitalism has long since gone. This random exploitation has morphed into something much more ruthless, much more cohesive, much more dangerous and something that threatens the very existence of human society. We now have a small cabal, approximately 1% of the planets population, controlling every aspect of our lives, the shape of our society, the goods that are manufactured, the "news" we receive, whether there will be war and where. It is now a massive juggernaut driven deliberately and relentlessly by the ideology of greed, which blindly plunders and rapes the planet in the search for ever more personal wealth, control and power.
We have to view it in that light, it is beyond reform, it can't be modified to see the world and its population with compassion, fairness and justice are not, and never have been in its DNA. This destructive process has to be destroyed or it will continue down this path to humanity's suicide.
Put much better than I could, from The Winter Oak, (The Acorn):
Continue Reading:Let’s be clear about this: the system exists.
You can call it what you like – The Establishment, The Thing, The Matrix or the Industrial-Military-Prison-Propaganda-Complex – but it exists.
It has become trendy in recent years to pretend that this is not so, that what we are seeing is merely a collection of economic or interpersonal relationships.
But it is the system that promotes, protects and imposes all the layers of domination and exploitation that mark our everyday lives.
It is the system that tells us we have to spend our best life energy working for it, just for the right to eat and exist in the world it claims it owns.
It is the system that pays its hired thugs to beat us up, intimidate us, lock us up for years if we refuse to play by its rules.
It is the system that maims and murders human beings on an unimagineable scale across the world, all in the interests of its profit and power, and still always claims the moral high ground.
It is the system that lies through its teeth, with a slick smile on its face, and is always quick to accuse anyone who challenges its lies of being a liar.
It is the system that devours, poisons and destroys our air, our water, our land and our bodies.
It is the system that brings death and extinction while claiming to bring growth.
It is the system that is always looking at new ways to monitor us, to control us, to infiltrate our lives, to direct our thoughts, to crush the tiniest possibilities of our freedom and resistance.
It is also the system, of course, that insists that the system does not exist, that we should not confuse the many trees of its oppression and control with an overall wood that could be termed an entity.
It says that anyone who talks of the system is necessarily a simple-minded fool who imagines the world is all controlled in every detail by half a dozen James Bond villains sitting around a conference table in an underground bunker.
It says that anyone who talks of the system is a conspiracy theorist liable to start spouting all kinds of deranged, maybe anti-semitic, nonsense.
The system says this because it knows full well that the rest of us – the powerless nobodies it so despises – will never be able to effectively challenge the system if we don’t even know that it exists.
On this point, and this point alone, we agree with the system. Identifying the existence of the system is the necessary first step to clearing the way for a worthwhile future for humankind and our planetary home.
The second necessary step is to destroy the system in its entirety.