Dehumanizing people for their “otherness” goes deep into the DNA of Capitalism. Mainstream society is taught that Slavery went away a long time ago. Clearly it did not.
One hand taketh and one hand giveth away… The 13th Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United States and officially abolished slavery in December of 1865:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
This Constitutional phrase reveals how deep the roots of African American incarceration, and other racially biased policies are entrenched and entwined with ‘American Exceptionalism‘.
Systemic racism continues in the form of legal slavery conducted in the privately run for profit prisons in our country today. Slavery is illegal unless one is committed of a crime.
Mainstream culture in the U.S.A. may be consumerist and vain, but until recently it did not seem particularly hateful. In spite of the over 700 military bases worldwide and a ‘Defense’ budget that eclipses the economies of entire nations. America [re: North America except for Canada and Mexico] is the leader of the ‘free’ world, right?
Hate groups are on the fringe of society, but most normal citizens are not hateful bigots. We want to think that.
We can do better, we can be better. We can work for a Sustainable Future. Skill building, creating, working, trading and caring for others are components of human civilization. Local free market economies should build connection and promote free flow of resources to sustain our communities.
Capitalism Kills. EcoSocialism decentralizes wealth and promotes Life.
A sustainable future is possible. The Duopoly will not build it for us.
We must build it ourselves, from the ground up. Please join us.