"Having a mandate to buy Health insurance is like forcing the Homeless to buy houses."
Obama, 2008 (via citizens-concerned)
What should we have learned from 9/11? We should have learned that military aggression, government security, and sacrificed freedoms cannot make us safe. It was government security that allowed those men to get onto the plane. It was government that received various warnings of the attacks and did nothing. It was government that took away the pilots capability to carry guns on the airplanes. It was government that set the stage for attacks.
Instead, what has resulted from 9/11? We have a government that is capable of spying on our phone calls, emails, bank accounts, job records, and has the ability to spy on us like we’re living in the novel 1984. We have our right to free speech being taken away from us. We have federal agents molesting us at airports. We are occupying 135 countries with 900 military bases around the world. America spends more on the military than all the other governments combined, as our government occupies and murders anyone and everyone it wishes.
What have we learned from 9/11? Nothing. Instead, we have allowed the government to dominate the economy more than ever before. We have allowed assassinations, torture, lifetime imprisonment without trial, and a government similar to 1984.
Having a capitalist political ideology does not mean “rule by capitalists”.
Let’s not confuse freedom with fascism. Capitalists don’t want to be ruled by anybody. Greedy fascists do, and they want that “somebody” to either be them, or give them special privileges. Capitalists don’t endorse this. There is a difference.