– Re: GOLD FOR OIL - OIL FOR BLOOD / BACK AT LAST!
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capitalism has different phases. It sounds, at least, like what you experienced was part of the transition from the productive/manufacturing phase to the financialized phase. during the productive phase, things may be more merit-based for the producer -- but only because enough of the biggest producers have not yet accumulated enough wealth to move beyond sector-based monopolies and to start playing systemic monopoly, and maybe do the shit they did to you. This has nothing to do with trotsky and everything to do with the petrodollar.