As the 1980s came to an end, it was generally accepted that the Leninist economic model had been a failure. The USSR disintegrated under its own weight as the illusion of strength was replaced by the reality of a house of cards. One by one client states fell leaving the right-wing proponents of the Reagan "revolution" beating their chests in a deluded sense of triumph.
Twenty years on, the process repeats, but now it is the capitalist west that faces collapse. Unlike the astoundingly peaceful transition of the former communist states, the transformation of the capitalist economies shows early signs of violence and promises to provide an equally astonishing exhibit of extreme violence as its decay accelerates. Perhaps the level of violence during a collapse is the best measure of just how unjust an inhuman a system has been.
In just the last few months we have seen the people of Iceland rise up and force the resignation of their Prime Minister, the people of France protest and strike against French economic strategy, threats leveled against American executivesfor receiving outrageous bonuses, and most recently a disgraced British bank boss' home and vehicle vandalized. It appears a perfect storm is brewing and the prospects don't look good for those who have taken their parasitic positions for granted. The cowards at Fox News are already shaking in their boots as they broadcast their fear of "Mob Rule."
Well, they should be frightened. After decades of driving the working woman's and working man's wages into the ground followed by a war based on lies and the subsequent transfer of our treasury and future earnings over to a class of greedy and unproductive lizards with an inflated sense of entitlement, they should be running for the hills. When the working class is without their shelter and without food, just who do they think will be on the menu?
Obama cannot spend us out of economic disaster because we do not have the stored value to spend. Our future prospects are negated by the fact that we have become an unproductive nation. For many, the means of production has been moved overseas and for the rest our jobs have either been outsourced or our office chairs are filled by hyper-exploited workers from overseas. With collapsing production, just how can printing money raise us up and out of the hole into which the greedy have tossed us? It is no wonder that the United States Government is actually not opposed to the creation of a new currency. They know that the dollar is worthless.
It is only natural, then, that revenge is on the mind of those who suffer while the pigs that put us here continue to gulp and gorge at the trough. The tables are turning and the meat will soon be on the table.