Ten years ago, this was the news:
That's one side of the capitalist coin. This is its other side:
Four years later to the day, rock drillers employed by Lonmin Platinum (Lonmin, near Rastenburg, South Africa) went on strike demanding a pay rise (from the equivalent of US$500 to $1,500 a month).
Six days later:
Those 34 dead and 78 injured miners weren't too big to fall.
But I will give Auburn Parks, virulently anti-neoliberal capitalist, emancipator of the working class, and selfless crowning jewel of human evolution the last word:
"Under this utterly sensible definition of capitlaism we can begin to see the reality. Capitalism has alwyas been with us. Its just human nature after all. There is no way to get rid of capitalism without a totalitarian state that outlaws just about all private activity and freedom. So instead of capitalism inventing wage labor as Marx says in this quote above, the 18th century theorists finally put a name on the historical evolution of human economic activity and that name is 'capitalism'.
"And one more thing about wage labor.
"Wage labor is by far the most fair and sensible way to organize society to accomplish large tasks.
"This allowed all of the economic and social beenfits of specialization and the labor market as we know them today, helping to vastly speed the process of revolution and the enormous improvments in standards of living and social equality
"So far from money wage labor being a great evil, its been the great revolutionary and emancipator of the working class."
Can you, dear reader, really believe a single word capitalist parasites and their indecent lick-spittle say?