From our friend Wood in Wales
It winds me up that a system whose survival depends upon screwing over nine-tenths of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s population is somehow seen as the most pragmatic and realistic way to run a country, any country.
That is all.
Seen this way by who? By a ruling class who gets wealthier as the rest get poorer or by those in the current socialist upsurge, happening now across the planet and most especially in Latin America? When the USSR fell, there was suddenly no counterpoint to capitalism. Now the planet gets to see the inevitable result of that in the neocons, who believe the world is theirs to plunder.
But it’s not working very well for them is it? Their greed and avariciousness is obvious for all to see as their insane wars threaten to destroy countries in the Middle East and bankrupt the US. “Capitalism contains the seeds of its destruction”, yes it does. Even here in the US, the bastion of anti-socialism, people are now getting interested in socialism again, as they see what predatory capitalism hath wrought.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation, a coalition partner of the ANSWER Coalition, has a wealth of articles and information about socialism, a better, more equitable economic system and form of government.