The first headline to grab my attention this morning was "Anti-capitalist camp cleared from St Paul's."
LONDON (Reuters) - Police and bailiffs cleared an anti-capitalist camp from outside St Paul's cathedral in London early on Tuesday, ending a four-month protest which resonated with Britons angered by huge bonuses awarded to bankers during an economic slowdown.
Let me try to get this straight: If I am against corruption, against corporate interests dictating political processes and resultant outcomes--meaning I am against a system that does not even give lip service to democratic ideals--then I am an anti-capitalist.
Pondering further, capitalism is an idea often claimed as the ideal economic and social system, and believed by many to be a foundation of democracy. But as everyone knows, only semblances of capitalism have existed in the real world. The same is true of democracy. So perhaps if I desire to see less corrupt forms of capitalism and democracy in my society, then I am anti-capitalist. That makes sense to me.
It is too clear to see what's going on. Governments around the world, especially in the Middle East and the West, have become so corrupt and perverted, that anyone who stands up for change is quickly branded as being an anti-ideal, though the ideal(s) has not been realized in our world. Governments and the interests that control them care only about tightening their grip on the citizenry. My God, just look at the candidates for the Republican Party: Santorum and Romney and Gingrich are shining examples of perverted democracy.
Please read Chapter One of The Patriot Terrorist by S S_____. S's words make more and more sense with each passing day. And that is frightening.