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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 09:42 AM

14. So are Gates and Bloomberg and Peterson

 

and all those imagined to be "good" billionaires and foundations

more fundamentally, so are Wall Street and the military industrial complex and the media conglomerates.

This escapes many DU, who want to believe in the myth of there being a good side to capital, and think the cash flowing into Democrats is okay, and accept the standard of "viability" being related to how much money a candidate raises.

More broadly, oligarchy is the necessary outcome of capitalism. A violent oligarchy, necessarily, since crisis is also a necessary outcome.

A system must be overthrown, not just the group that owns it but that was also produced by it.

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