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Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Distaste for Today's Capitalism

Echoes from an earlier age?

The British Industrial Revolution was a "success" because the gentry and the entrenched parliament (consisting of the gentry) outlawed freehold farming, forcing peasants off the land and into the factories.

The goal of the industrialists was to create a movable labor force, unattached to any land, with no responsibilities appendaged to the profiteers.

There was one choice -- we're not there yet but the 1%ers want us there - work or starve.

Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier" or "Down and Out in London and Paris" both document the living conditions of the "working class".

Sure, Orwell is a socialist, but live like that long enough, and you begin to have a distaste for state-bank-government sponsored capitalism.