SOCIALISM IS GOOD

SOCIALISM IS GOOD

Countries such as Singapore, Norway and Switzerland are part capitalist and part socialist.

We are talking about “borderline socialist states, with generous welfare benefits and lots of redistribution of wealth.”

The World’s Happiest Countries – Forbes

All of the above countries are wealthier than the USA.

The United Nations World Happiness Report 2013 shows that the happiest nations are concentrated in northern Europe, where the Nordic model of social democracy has been employed
However, the CIA and its friends have been making various attempts to destabilise countries such as Norway.
One of the aims of the Anders Breivik false flag was to promote the ‘right wing’ in Norway.
Socialism has its merits.
In the early 1900s, socialists led the movements for votes for women, child labour laws, consumer protection laws and the progressive income tax.

Is Bernie Sanders’ democratic socialism right for America.

The word ‘socialism’ is related to ‘sociare’, the Roman word for ‘to share’.

There are elements of socialist thinking in the teachings of Plato[51]Aristotle.[52] and Jesus.

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The term “socialism” was used by Henri de Saint-Simon.

Simon saw “socialism” as a contrast to the doctrine of selfish “individualism”.

“The world’s wealthiest 62 people now own as much as the poorest half of the planet’s population.”

“The richest 1% now own as much as everyone else put together.”
 

Robert Owen and David Dale’s mills, at New Lanark, made good profits, in spite of not employing child labour, and not paying slave wages.
The socialist Robert Owen proposed the organization of production and ownership in cooperatives.
Thomas Paine proposed a detailed plan to tax property owners to pay for the needs of the poor in Agrarian Justice[55]
The Chartists in the United Kingdom wanted the vote given to all male adults and wanted a more equitable distribution of income and better living conditions for ordinary people.

Socialism is not the same as communism.

Communism, as organised by Lenin and Stalin, was an extremist (Kosher Nostra) doctrine, not much different from fascism; with the original Soviet and Chinese Communism , a rich elite treated the ordinary people as slaves.

Hitler, like Tony Blair, was used by the ‘right wing’ to smash socialism. Hitler got his thugs to beat up socialists.

Adolf Hitler.


Chris Watson.In 1904, Australians elected the first Australian Labor Party prime minister: Chris Watson, who became the first democratically elected social democrat.

The British Labour Party first won seats in the House of Commons in 1902.
After World War II, social democratic governments introduced social reform and wealth redistribution via state welfare and taxation.

Salvador Allende, president of Chile and member of the Socialist Party of Chile. His presidency was ended by the CIA on 9 11.[165]The main opposition to Socialism comes from the CIA, working on behalf of the rich elite.

In Indonesia, the moderate socialist President Sukarno was toppled by the CIA, who ordered the murders of around one million Indonesians, the vast majority of them moderates.

The CIA toppled the socialist Salvador Allende, and replaced him with the fascist Augusto Pinochet.

The CIA also committed mass murder in Nicaragua because it preferred right wing dictatorship to agrarian reform.

…In Europe, the CIA’s Operation Gladio carried out numerous acts of false flag terrorism in order to keep the rich elite in power.

In the UK, the CIA infiltrated the Labour Party and took over all the key positions.

Controlled by the CIA, many social democratic parties, particularly after the Cold war, adopted neoliberal market policies including privatisation and deregulation.

The Western welfare state was attacked from within, but state support for the corporate sector was maintained.[200]
In the 1990s, the British Labour Party, under Tony Blair, continued the policy of transferring wealth from the ordinary people to the rich elite.

The game of Monopoly comes to an end when one player has a monopoly.
“The world’s wealthiest 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the planet’s population.”

“The richest 1% now own as much as everyone else put together.”
 
global inequality.

The current economic crisis is easily solved if we adopt a more socialist approach.

It’s time to increase taxes on the rich.

“The west’s leading economic thinktank”, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development recently produced a report on inequality.

The report says that rising inequality causes lower growth in an economy.

Rising inequality is estimated to have reduced growth by:

More than 10% in Mexico and New Zealand.

Nearly 9% in the UK, Finland and Norway.

Between 6% and 7% in the United States, Italy and Sweden.

It has been revealed that the wealth gap holds back economic growth.


OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría

The report shows that the UK economy would have been more than 20% bigger had the gap between rich and poor not widened since the 1980s.

The OECD proposes higher taxes on the rich and policies aimed at increasing the wealth of the bottom 40% of the population.

Reagan and Thatcher supported ‘trickle-down economics’, the crazy idea that ordinary people would benefit from weakening trade unions and making bankers richer.


J P Morgan

The OECD report shows that:

1. “Income inequality has a sizeable and … negative impact on growth.”

2. “Inequality … hampers growth.”

“The world’s wealthiest 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the planet’s population.”

“The richest 1% now own as much as everyone else put together.”
 

The game of Monopoly can go on for ever, so long as the rich 0.01% do not end up controlling all the properties, houses, hotels and cash.

The game of Monopoly can also go on for ever, so long as you are allowed to borrow money.

You land on ‘Mayfair’ where your opponent has hotels.

You haven’t got enough cash, so you borrow from ‘the bank’, which has limitless money.

Each time you pass ‘Go’ you pay 5% on your borrowing.

If your opponent lands on your hotels on ‘Oxford Street’, you then have enough money to pay back the money borrowed from the bank.



Of course, if your opponent has far more properties and hotels than you, you will end up with growing debts.

But, the bank always allows you to borrow more money.

So the game goes on for ever.

The game only ends if:

(1) the rules are changed so that there is a limit to borrowing

(2) and, one player has far more properties, hotels and cash than the other and the dice are generally in his favour.


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The USA currently has some economic problems.

Its debt is rising. 

Its population is ageing. 

Its schools are mediocre. 

Its infrastructure is rickety. 

Its politicians are corrupt.

It is spending too much money on wars.

There is a giant gap in wealth between the elite and the average citizen…


A well nourished man steals maize from a starving child during a food distribution at a feeding center in Sudan in 1998. Photo by Tom Stoddart.

But, so long as the US government can go on printing money, the game can go on for ever.

Of course, if the USA fails to get its house in order, the dollar will go down in value and ordinary people become much poorer.



We should all look at Switzerland, which is made up of a number of counties (cantons).

The central government in Switzerland controls the railways. 

The cantons control education, labour, economic and welfare policies and so on.

Each canton has its own parliament and constitution. 

The communes vary in size from a few hundred to more than a million people.

Switzerland has lots of hotels!
Britain 1960s 1970s. London’s Science Museum.
 

Many people today are richer than people back in 1820.

However, the gap between the haves and the have-nots globally is now at the same level as in the 1820s.

Gap Widens!

This is according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

 
Rockefeller

The researchers studied income levels in 25 countries, charted them back to 1820 and then collated them as if the world was a single country.

(Full report here)

The Gini coefficient is used to measure income inequality.

Zero represents perfect equality and 100 perfect inequality.

The global Gini rose from 49 in 1820 to 66 in 2000.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London’s Science Museum.

Between 1950 and 1980, income inequality did drop sharply.

This was due to an ‘egalitarian revolution.’

This ‘egalitarian revolution’ involved Socialist Parties and Trade Unions winning better wages and conditions for the poor, particularly in Europe.

These Socialist Parties and Trade Unions were then infiltrated by the right-wing security services.

Reagan came to power in 1981 and Thatcher came to power in 1979.

Inequality shot up after globalization got going in the 1980s.

The gap between the haves and the have-nots globally is now at the same level as in the 1820s.

Brazil and Mexico are even more unequal than they were in 1820.

Only in a few nations – such as Switzerland and France – has there been a long-term decline in income inequality.

The Scandinavian countries have the smallest income disparities, but these countries have now been fully infiltrated by the CIA and its friends.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London’s Science Museum.
Some voters have been successfully brainwashed into voting for the politicians who will rob the poor in order to help the rich.
Think of Reagan, Thatcher, Blair, Obama…
Some voters have been brainwashed into rejecting the politicians who help the poor.
Think of the critics of Arbenz in Guatemala, Mosaddegh in Iran, Allende in Chile, Ben Ali in Tunisia…

There is a continuing mind control programme to persuade the voters that the rich deserve to be rich and that the poor deserve to be poor.

There is a continuing mind control programme to persuade the voters that taxes on the rich must not be raised and that the moderate socialist policies in Scandinavia are a bad thing.

US is an oligarchy, not a democracy.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London’s Science Museum.
Child poverty in Sweden has increased by almost 50 percent since 2006.
The economy is in trouble.
And the best way to help the economy is to greatly increase the minimum wage, worldwide.
And help small businesses; not greedy global corporations.
 
Poor children in Scandinavia, not helping the shoe trade. 
 

Robert Owen took over some textile mills at a place called New Lanark in Scotland.

At that time, in the early 19th century, children from as young as five were working for thirteen hours a day in the mills.

Robert Owen brought about reforms, such as halting the employment of young children.

His mills prospered.

 
London strike 
 
On 14 August 1889, in the UK, the Great London Dock strike began.
The Dockers demanded a minimum wage of 6 pence an hour.
The strike was a success.
Dockers could afford to buy more in the shops.
Some of the money raised in tax went towards the military-industrial complex. 
 
In 1909, the UK government increased taxes on the super-rich.
 
“Income tax was raised to one shilling on incomes above £2,000; those earning over £5,000 would pay an additional super tax at six pence in the pound on income above £3,000.
“Only 25,000 people earned above £3,000 and those liable for super tax numbered around 10,000.”
Some of the money raised from tax was diverted towards buying the weapons of war used in the 1914-18 conflict.
But, gradually in the UK there was a narrowing of the gap between the rich and the poor.

A sanitised version of a UK military punishment for its own soldiers.
However, the ‘bad guys’ then began to infiltrate the reform movements.
Today, most trade unions seem to have been infiltrated.
And there are few oligarchs who take an interest in their workers’ welfare.
On 23 June 2010, we learn that in Detroit, almost half of all children live in poverty. 

(“Dying Detroit” – The Impacts of Globalization. Social Decay and Destruction of an Entire Urban Area) 
In India, “57 per cent of GDP is being ‘consumed’ by about one per cent of the total population.”

(India is prospering but not Indians: Aiyar

 

Mumbai

In the UK, the proportion of poor children in working households rose to 61% in 2008-9.
In the UK, in the top 100 companies, the average chief executive is paid more than £4m a year.
 

(Low pay keeps even more in poverty.)

In 1960 the average income of the top 20% of the world’s population was 30 times that of the bottom 20%.
By 1997, it was 74 times.
Today the assets of the top three billionaires are more than the combined GNP of all least developed countries and their 600 million people. 
 
 
Bangkok
 
On 24 June 2010, at Global Research, Andrew Gavin Marshall wrote about: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order 
The richest 10% of the world’s adults own around for 85% of the world’s wealth. 
The bottom half of the world adult population own around 1% of the world’s wealth. 
On 23 June 2010, in the Financial Times, Douglas Bruce explained that without some trickle-down effect, any recovery will be stillborn 
Douglas wrote: “Going back a generation or two… it was still possible for a middle-class father to support a family of four, but it now takes two earners to maintain most families, and that at a lower standard of living…” 
 
India 

At theeconomiccollapseblog, we read about:

From this we learn:
“Over the past several decades an increasingly growing percentage of agricultural land has been gobbled up by big corporations and by corrupt governments.
“Hundreds of millions of people have been pushed off their land.”
Global corporations dominate much of the world economy.
According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the number of “least developed countries” has doubled over the past 40 years.
2 “Least developed countries” spent 9 billion dollars on food imports in 2002. By 2008, that number had risen to 23 billion dollars.
3. Average income per person in the poorest countries on the continent of Africa has fallen by one-fourth over the past twenty years.
4. Bill Gates has a net worth of somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 billion dollars. That means that there are approximately 140 different nations that have a yearly GDP which is smaller than the amount of money Bill Gates has.
5. A study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research discovered that the bottom half of the world population owns approximately 1 percent of all global wealth.

India

6. Approximately 1 billion people throughout the world go to bed hungry each night.

7. The wealthiest 2 percent own more than half of all global household assets.
8. It is estimated that over 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where the income gap between the rich and the poor is widening.
9. Every 3.6 seconds someone starves to death and three-quarters of them are children under the age of 5.
10. According to Gallup, 33 percent of the people on the globe say that they do not have enough money for food.

A distraction. 

11. As you read this, there are 2.6 billion people around the world that lack basic sanitation.
12. According to the most recent “Global Wealth Report” by Credit Suisse, the wealthiest 0.5% control over 35% of the wealth of the world.
13. More than 3 billion people, close to half the world’s population, live on less than 2 dollar a day.
14. CNN founder Ted Turner is the largest private landowner in the United States. Today, Turner owns approximately two million acres. That is an amount greater than the land masses of the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Turner also advocates restricting U.S. couples to 2 or fewer children to control population growth.

Gordon Brown reportedly works for the CIA.

15. There are 400 million children in the world today that have no access to safe water.
16. Approximately 28 percent of all children in developing countries are considered to be underweight or have had their growth stunted as a result of malnutrition.
17. It is estimated that the United States owns approximately 25 percent of the total wealth of the world.
18. It is estimated that the entire continent of Africa owns approximately 1 percent of the total wealth of the world.
19. In 2008, approximately 9 million children died before they reached their fifth birthdays. Approximately a third of all of these deaths was due either directly or indirectly to lack of food.
20. The most famous banking family in the world, the Rothschilds, has accumulated mountains of wealth while much of the rest of the world has been trapped in poverty. The following is what Wikipedia has to say about Rothschild family wealth….
It has been argued that during the 19th century, the family possessed by far the largest private fortune in the world, and by far the largest fortune in modern history.
Nobody seems to know exactly how much the Rothschilds are worth today. They dominate the banking establishments of England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other nations. It was estimated that they were worth billions back in the mid-1800s. What the total wealth of the family is today is surely an amount that is almost unimaginable, but nobody knows for sure.
 


“What we have in the world today is not capitalism.

“Rather, it more closely resembles ‘feudalism’ than anything else…

 
“It would be great if we lived in a world where those living in poverty were encouraged to start owning land, to create businesses and to build better lives for themselves… 
 
“It turns out that the global elite have decided that they don’t really need so many expensive American ‘worker bees’ after all and they have been moving thousands of factories and millions of jobs overseas.
“Meanwhile the American people are so distracted watching Dancing with the Stars, Lady Gaga and their favorite sports teams that they don’t even realize what is going on.”
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