It’s not really capitalism, though, is it? It’s more like a socialism-supporting-corporations-in-the-guise-of-a-free-market-ism … and these corporations are too backbone-of-our-economy to fail. NASA “privatizes” the space effort, but those “private” corporations that supply NASA are still receiving public funding. The military relies on many “private” corporations to create the weapons and supply the war machine, but those companies are also receiving and depending on public tax revenue. What is most amazing is that the citizens continue to go along with these anti-socialism slogans while they’re supporting and even working for corporations that are funded mainly through taxes. The wealthy have taken over the government to the point where the politicians are able to precisely funnel a certain percentage of public funding to whichever CEO they want. It’s got to be the most perverted and corrupt socio-economic system in history … analogous to a starving slave being forced to slice off parts of their own body to eat while performing work that the master devalues daily. US workers are all a kind of Prometheus.
I am AMAZED that the beautiful artificial turf field (as part of the Bentley Athletic Complex Expansion) receives stimulus funding while at the same time, teachers receive LESS funding. That certainly is a beautiful athletic field (BRAVO, Woodstock!). But at a time when our children’s education is receiving the highest priority and the least support, it also appears to be a community-based slap-in-the-face to all teachers and the educational system itself. Our nation is calling teachers to account at the same time that it gives them less educational resources, lower salaries and less benefits. The painfully obvious result of this pressure is that soon there will be less teachers who were born and educated in the USA.
This seems to be part of the corporate conservative world market thinking: get rid of local workers and “allow” lower-wage worker “immigrants” to take their place. This is really the philosophy of the corporate conservative (mostly Republicans, but also too many Democrats) and when Reagan made amnesty the policy of the USA, reaching out to essentially any and every one of the millions of Central and South Americans who could make it across the USA’s southern border without being caught (or dying), the lowest wage-earning US citizens were put out of work, unions were weakened, and the minimum wage was rendered meaningless for all time (or until immigration laws are appropriately enforced at the federal level). It shows the future that is intended by corporation-controlled politicians: get ready for your kids to be taken care of by immigrants, taught by immigrants, treated by immigrant health care workers, marginalized and replaced in the work force by immigrants, managed by immigrants and ultimately politically-controlled by immigrants. Let’s face it, immigrants are people too and they need a society to disrupt (payback’s a bitch). I feel certain that most of the CEO’s currently in control of our government are NOT US citizens…or at least they wouldn’t be able to run for President…YET!