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Excerpt:
But Sandel sees them as signs of a bad trend: “Over the last three decades,” he states, “we have drifted from having a market economy to becoming a market society. A market economy is a tool — a valuable and effective tool — for organizing productive activity. But a ‘market society’ is a place where everything is up for sale. It is a way of life where market values govern every sphere of life.”

Whole article here

2 cents:
Two things come to my mind after reading the article.
1. The MSM and so called higher education indoctrinate that "we all must come together", celebrate our diversity, globalization, etc while in actions there is constant drivers pointing out, emphasizing "have and have-nots", black, white, race, religion, us vs. them etc. It is ridiculous what is actually churned by the so-called entertainment industry as supposedly funny and dramatic - often exaggerating differences or pumping up stereotypes. The divisions and passionate if not at time belligerent and ignorant chasms between beliefs, races, etc. are the deliberate makings of the hypocritical education, MSM, entertainment and yes political industries. The result is polarization that has resulted in our own economy hitting the brakes, morphing and sputtering because of perceptions  and revelations of the "haves","entitled" and depitalism.
2. Our own political processes have been hijacked by this corruption of the free market economy. Often in first paragraphs about the election campaigns and  races is how much money do they have in there coffers not the value of their ideas, values and vision. Those that would probably make exceptional government leaders are not even able to race/run because of the infrastructure which makes mandatory that one must be a "haves". So the result is our nation and governmental leadership has been replaced via "hostile takeovers".

Systemic changes need to occur and that undoubtedly will be more painful for some but that doesn't mean that those changes are required if we actually want our nation and society to become a much better reality.

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One of the books I am currently reading is Buchanan's "Suicide of a Superpower".
I want to share pp.44-45 with you.
Read more... )
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One of the books I am currently reading is Buchanan's "Suicide of a Superpower".
I want to share pp.44-45 with you.
Read more... )

a virus

Dec. 4th, 2011 09:43 am
icubud: (Ben Franklin quote)
Earlier this week, I think Tuesday, I had the vivid image of fires spreading across the world. There is so much instability, unhappiness, protesting and malaise. I look outside and I see nature following its instincts, seasons and routines. In my heart I know that much if not all that is negatively occurring is the result of godlessness, wickedness, evil and plain old sin. In my mind I try to discern what is coming next.
Just focusing on our country there is more than enough to keep one busy. TPTB that are the nucleus of our two lame political parties are putting out weak candidates. You know that the Democratic party is unhappy with O but with him wanting the nomination as incumbent he gets it. A look over at the Republican party mess and I roll my eyes at the characters. MSM will sink anyone who has made mistakes in the past that the MSM doesn’t like. I wonder if Palin won’t attempt to ride in and “save” the party (huge mistake on her part). We have a mess in our so-called leadership of the government and that is without considering the belligerent traitors in our Congress. I will “say” again – we desperately need an amendment to the Constitution that puts lifetime term limits on a Congress member. You & I know that if something happened and we lost all of our Congress members it would be a good thing for our country. A much needed and long overdue reboot is what we need. No – I am not threatening anybody but I am pointing out how bad the situation really is.
You, I and the vast majority of citizens need to rise up and revolt against the federal government. It is at least 100 years overdue. We are not made with the strong values and passion for liberty & freedom those who led to the creation of our nation were. How horrible that is! We have allowed the system to be rigged, manipulated and mutated into such a way and thing that revolution is just about impossible. Yet I am reasonably certain that if a small group of people wisely and passionately articulated the desire and need and then positioned and in essence marketed it we could see the fire and passion for real systemic change at the federal government level occur. But where is that small group? It is not the occupiers movement or the tea party. I don’t think it would be a third party because MSM & TPTB have laid too much track and interference for such a thing to gain traction. It would have to come in a manner like the tea party in that it went for reformation inside the corruption. Much as Luther wanted to reform the heretical Catholic church, he never desired to leave it but correct it. That is the recipe for change when one is going against an organization/monstrosity that pretty much has complete power and influence. We need something like a computer virus that infiltrates the host and then releases the change in code/principles/values.

a virus

Dec. 4th, 2011 09:43 am
icubud: (Ben Franklin quote)
Earlier this week, I think Tuesday, I had the vivid image of fires spreading across the world. There is so much instability, unhappiness, protesting and malaise. I look outside and I see nature following its instincts, seasons and routines. In my heart I know that much if not all that is negatively occurring is the result of godlessness, wickedness, evil and plain old sin. In my mind I try to discern what is coming next.
Just focusing on our country there is more than enough to keep one busy. TPTB that are the nucleus of our two lame political parties are putting out weak candidates. You know that the Democratic party is unhappy with O but with him wanting the nomination as incumbent he gets it. A look over at the Republican party mess and I roll my eyes at the characters. MSM will sink anyone who has made mistakes in the past that the MSM doesn’t like. I wonder if Palin won’t attempt to ride in and “save” the party (huge mistake on her part). We have a mess in our so-called leadership of the government and that is without considering the belligerent traitors in our Congress. I will “say” again – we desperately need an amendment to the Constitution that puts lifetime term limits on a Congress member. You & I know that if something happened and we lost all of our Congress members it would be a good thing for our country. A much needed and long overdue reboot is what we need. No – I am not threatening anybody but I am pointing out how bad the situation really is.
You, I and the vast majority of citizens need to rise up and revolt against the federal government. It is at least 100 years overdue. We are not made with the strong values and passion for liberty & freedom those who led to the creation of our nation were. How horrible that is! We have allowed the system to be rigged, manipulated and mutated into such a way and thing that revolution is just about impossible. Yet I am reasonably certain that if a small group of people wisely and passionately articulated the desire and need and then positioned and in essence marketed it we could see the fire and passion for real systemic change at the federal government level occur. But where is that small group? It is not the occupiers movement or the tea party. I don’t think it would be a third party because MSM & TPTB have laid too much track and interference for such a thing to gain traction. It would have to come in a manner like the tea party in that it went for reformation inside the corruption. Much as Luther wanted to reform the heretical Catholic church, he never desired to leave it but correct it. That is the recipe for change when one is going against an organization/monstrosity that pretty much has complete power and influence. We need something like a computer virus that infiltrates the host and then releases the change in code/principles/values.

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