Equal wages for equal work to either sex are, until abolished in general, demanded, as far as I know, by all Socialists…. [Yet], It is my conviction that real equality of women and men can come true only when the exploitation of either by capital has been abolished and private housework has been transformed into a public industry.
BBC Reporter Speechless As Trader Tells The Truth: “The Collapse Is Coming…And Goldman-Sachs Rules The World”
“Governments don’t rule the world, Goldman Sachs does.” Here it is in black-and-white, folks. The capitalists of the world are prepared to idly play their golden fiddles as the economy burns and millions of lives turn to shit.
The last report of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) entitled Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition, established that there are 146 millions children under the age of five with serious problems of under nutrition. According to this report, 28 percent of these children live in Africa, 17 percent in the Middle East, 15 percent in Asia, 7 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 percent in Europe and 27 percent in developing countries.
Cuba, however, does not have those problems, being the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean that has eliminated children under nutrition. Cuba’s achievement is owed to the government efforts to reinforce the alimentation of the most vulnerable groups. Another UN organization, the Agriculture and Food Organization, has also acknowledged Cuba as the country that has made the most progress in the struggle against malnourishment in Latin America.
The Cuban State guarantees a food basic basket and promotes the benefits of breastfeeding among new mothers. Newborns are exclusively breastfed is until the fourth month and that is complemented with other foods until the sixth month. In addition, every child between the age of zero and seven years old are given a litre of milk every day. Other foods equally distributed among children are fruit compote, juices and vegetables.
All these efforts have placed Cuba among the top countries in the fulfilment of human development according to the United Nations.
And Cuba has attained all this despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States during the last 50 years.
If the workers of the world want to win, all they have to do is recognize their own solidarity. They have nothing to do but fold their arms and the world will stop. The workers are more powerful with their hands in their pockets than all the property of the capitalists…
Let’s talk about socialism. I think it’s very important to bring back the idea of socialism into the national discussion to where it was at the turn of the last century before the Soviet Union gave it a bad name. Socialism had a good name in this country. Socialism had Eugene Debs. It had Clarence Darrow. It had Mother Jones. It had Emma Goldman. It had several million people reading socialist newspapers around the country. Socialism basically said, hey, let’s have a kinder, gentler society. Let’s share things. Let’s have an economic system that produces things not because they’re profitable for some corporation, but produces things that people need. People should not be retreating from the word socialism because you have to go beyond capitalism.
The bottom 50% of Americans own 2.5% of the nation’s welath. Taking half of everything these people own would raise $700 billion.
The problem with the “poor” is that they have yet to give up their pound of flesh! Why tax 1% of the wealth of the richest Americans when we could raise an equivalent amount by taxing 50% of the wealth of the poorest?!
Seriously, though, the amount of utterly disgusting dehumanization going on right now by the rich against the poor is out of control. Here you have a bunch of privileged, good-for-nothing, out-of-touch, rich bigots, comparing the poorest and most oppressed Americans to animals, parasites, and rodents.
War, especially wars of conquest, always entail the dehumanization of the enemy on the part of the attacker. Class war is no different.
Socialism is no more an evil word than Christianity. Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.
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