– Re: GOLD FOR OIL - OIL FOR BLOOD / BACK AT LAST!
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The monopoly game is CORPORATE socialism, which is not socialism. It is crony capitalism or, without any redundancies, just plain ol capitalism - same as it ever was. Corporate socialism is capitalism, and the only form of capitalism that has existed, and ever can exist. Also known as corporatism. Also known as Fascism.
There have never been any free markets in the history of the world.
World Revolution is international socialism. We are not headed for that because it cannot exist in reality, because it's a mentally retarded utopia in which the livestock out-think the stockman. World Revolution was a deceit in order to get everyone on board with internationalism at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Everyone, that is, except for the Real People. And seeing how international socialism can't exist, it was a pretty good deception.
Of the socialisms, only national socialism can exist in reality, with the caveat that it's actually anti-social. It is what we will have when the corporations, with empty coffers, get nationalized, out of necessity. It is anti-marxist and also anti-capitalist, at least for the masses anyhow, LOL.
Internationalism, in the form of global fascism, is breaking down because industrial civilization isn't cranking out any more marginal consumers because it isn't cranking out any more surpluses, and surpluses are what make the world go round. We may, or may not (lies, lies, and more lies) be cranking out more barrels of oil, but even if we are it is still less because of plummeting EROEI, we all know the limits to growth drill.
Is this limit to growth a deception? I really don't believe so, because running surpluses increases centralization, and centralization increases the stockman's power.
Are we talking past each other?
I understood those passages the first time, Bel.