[FoRK] Capitalism, Contracts and Cronyism

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Aug 26 11:22:45 PDT 2008

The end of the 20th century marked the end of utopias - every single one 
discredited, ruined, and abandoned.

What remained was the dystopia of crony capitalism, a kleptocracy of 
unimaginable proportions, and a populace completely conditioned to 
accept it - or to find a way to get a piece of the action.

The thing about America, you see, was that it was an equal opportunity 
corruption society. Everyone believed that if they just played their 
cards right and kept their nose relatively clean, the opportunity for a 
piece of the action might come their way. And for a few, it did, 
especially those that had placed themselves somewhere along the line 
from the treasury to Iraq.

It was only later in the century, with the elimination of 80% of the 
worlds population, the invention of the warp drive, first contact with 
the Vulcans, the dissolution of currencies, and the formation of the 
Federation that humanity finally achieved and end to the internecine 
strife and corruption that had plagued us since the beginning of time.

On 8/27/2008 4:08 AM, geege schuman wrote:
> Just wanted to be alliterative.  Better would have been "Ignore that
> Profiteer Behind the Curtain"*
> A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been
> lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.*
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm
> I know this isn't NEWS to anyone, but why is it so handled so dismissively?
> Liberal media .... right.  They're all over this one.
> G
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