The idea of a new communism 2.0 is a hard sell for americans, but americans are those who must face the reality of their situation. The american economy is NOT really relevant in the context of a global economy. Americans are sucking global energy into a void, and the general population is well off enough to remain passive. In general the social focus of opinion is created by those who spend their life in the sugar high of transient satisfactions.
A better judgment comes from those, in the tens of millions who:
1. have no place in the social system
2. no employment or hope of employment
3. a chronic existence on the margins with a lingering hope things will improve. But they won’t.
After ten years of that the realization nothing will change is a freakout transition. Dead, more or less.
4. It is obvious at that point that capitalism is a true horror and none of the economists can grasp this.
Speaking for myself I simply cannot see any value in capitalism. It had zero mitigating factors. Some of the problems were my own doing, but in general the inability of the system to serve people is totally obvious, or should be.
It should be obvious, but isn’t. It is time to start now to see the reality, because the secret police are coming and the situation won’t even pretend to work.
The system can’t even use people with talents, or knowledge. A relative once financed a course in C programming. I thought I had it made at that point. I was promised employment was guaranteed. Welcome to the high tech economy. I was stunned by the angry reception at employment agencies, one near the end being: “Don’t show me your resume’ was the last ugly face I encountered telling a C programmer no less to bugger off. My poor relative was literally cheated out of his money. A pickpocket would have been more compassionate.
That’s another lie of this capitalism: hi tech opportunity is almost completely an illusion, and those who high IQ their way into the small coterie of jobs are especially stupid.
That above is merely to point out that capitalism can’t even use people trained and talented in advanced technology.
The system CANNOT solve the problem of economic existence for the whole population. On what grounds can we simply consign millions to oblivion?
None at all.
So the case for capitalism is being decided by high level culture junkies watching the economic discussion via cable.
The logic is, hey, wake up, flawed. Those who prosper from it are thorough assholes and those who don’t spend a life of pointless existence. With, to be sure, many intermediate way stations of the ‘sugar high’.