Monday, June 9, 2014

"Remind Me Again Where Capitalism Is Working"

Steven Argue of the Revolutionary Tendency:
There are currently 1,750,000 homeless people in the USA today. Poverty and hunger are rampant in the U.S., one of the richest countries in the world which breaks other countries records by holding over two million of its citizens in prison.
In Libya, before imperialist intervention in support of genocidal religious extremists, the Libyan government provided free housing, healthcare, and education to its people. As a result, Libya had a far higher life expectancy than U.S. allies in Africa. It was not to get rid of dictatorship that the U.S. overthrew Qaddafi in Libya. This fact is obvious when one looks at the firm the U.S. gives to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, the most oppressive dictatorship in the world. No, Qaddafi was put into the cross-hairs of the U.S. imperialists because he spent oil money on the people, diverting oil profits from the pockets of the world's oil capitalists towards human needs. For the same reason the U.S. is actively carrying out an operation to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela.
There is plenty of housing in the United States, but it will take the nationalization of the banks to free up empty housing from the hands of the blood sucking capitalist banks and give to the poor who need it. Likewise, it will take a proletarian socialist revolution in the United States to end U.S. imperialist terror against the people of the world.