Saturday, June 7, 2008

Capitalism, you break my heart

As is with the hundreds of activists and environmentalists who have called upon repeatedly with the questions we have raised then come along also with it the other hand that pulls it. I will repeat a question that comes again and again and repeatedly unquestioned. Or probably I am not looking for an answer but rather a statement. Why? Why is free trade ok for higher levels of capitalism and NOT ok for the lower ones? I suppose it becomes necessary for companies such as Glaxo-SmithKline, to name a few, the BodyShop, L'Oreal and the rest with their army of legal jargonists and definitely not for the other arm of small-time business men and women trying to scrape a living. Take piracy for example, sure of course small time piracy have caused problems, who does not know the consequences of untraceable companies who produce fake baby formula that have killed babies, cosmetics that contain mercury such as in places like Africa and China but we do not see the other side of it. There are lawsuits against companies such as PhillipMorris (tobacco) and McDonalds that have made it through, and yet both these companies are soaring higher than ever. Many upper end brands, trusted have also failed to comply to set standards and not only that they have provided also, times when they have made mistakes. Brands that you trust too much? Ofcourse. I am sitting here using a Hewlett-Packard PC with their largest screen and sipping British/Malaysian Ribena for my so-called cold. Cases have arisen and there is a scramble for patents and products just as there has been a scramble for colonial lands not to long ago. The difference is no everyone can have it, the other end is majority of those who benefit are still WHITE. I'm not a racist, I am stating a pure fact, despite the freedom and 'goodness' of capitalism pockets of poverty excepting Eastern Europe exist in as Bush has called 'the African nation' (hahaha!)
Then there's the question of internet piracy. Why hasn't upper end movie companies EVER made the leap into allowing the SALE of their movies through TORRENTS for a few dollars or cents? Why haven't they sold their DVDS for less like many of the piraters are apt to do? It's simple and it's easy, they want to get rich QUICK. Here's a newsflash, you compete with the piraters instead of spending billions of dollars catching them with the arm of the law, using the law for your own benefit and ruining a host of people's lives? Sure, we're poor its easy for you to throw us into jail while you sit in your lovely home like The Sims2, make it as posh as you can. Then you waste taxpayers money for jailing them use them for bonded labour and like cotton slaves, you have new LEGAL cotton slaves. You with your billions of starbucks that you can find in each radius with your delicious coffee that costs an arm and a leg while your workers work for only less than a thousand dollars a month. Enjoy, I pray and pray that your death will be long and painful. Probably that's why I still believe in God, hoping even Nietszche couldn't blame me for that, that to remain sane I need to know that justice can be served, not only for rich people.

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