Capitalism and Mental Health

in #informationwar6 months ago

United States model of liberal capitalism society is showing signs of a serious illness. Base of all misery is, no doubt, growing wealth gap between the richest 1% and 99% of the common people. The distribution goes approximately like this: All the wealth goes to 1%, and all the consequences goes to 99%…

And what are the consequences? The most obvious ones are, at the same time, symptoms of a disease that was, through history, usually cured with — a revolution. Every year more people die from the overdose with a prescription opioids than U.S. had casualties in the whole Vietnam war. Overdose deaths are at the historical maximum, just as it was in the USSR before the dissolution. Exorbitant military engagement all over the World produces a large number of veterans that cannot find their place in society after the return from war. At the moment, 22 veterans are committing suicide every day. Every year, police is shooting far more innocent citizens then terrorists do. And every year there is a rising number of mass shooting all over USA. If you think that is not as horrible as the war, well Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, maintained by the University of Washington, has some sobering figures for you.

Gun deaths per 100,000 of the population — 2017. Data

CountryDeaths per 100,000
El Salvador43.11

Actually, United States has a larger Gun death rate than two countries that has a war on their territory! But despite everything, ‘elite’ is dismissing any notion of reducing the wealth gap. Let professor Richard Wolff explain the economic logic behind taxes to the richest, and his guest, Dr. Harriet Fraad explain mental health situation in the U.S. from the medical standpoint:

Duration: 29:50

00:42 - Updates on the ICE raid in Mississippi;
04:24 - global comparisons of gun violence
06:56 - conservatives’ reactions to Democrats’ proposed wealth tax ideas;
13:50 - announcements;
14:57 - SPECIAL GUEST: Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how capitalism is affecting mental health in the U.S.


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Are you talking about capitalism or the fake version of capitalism that has been consuming and enslaving the world. We don't have a lot of free market capitalism. We mostly have evil crony capitalism, cronyism, corporatism, monopolism, the tech cartel, plutocracy, the central bankers, Rothschild, globalism, Chinese infiltration, etc.

People seem to be blind to the difference....smh

These aberrations are sometimes necessary to jolt the people to be more competitive.

The good news is that they fades away gradually, to reveal the bests of the capitalist system!!

As long as people stay active and engaged enough.

The notion of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ capitalism is pure propaganda. Capitalism is an exploitative system and that cannot be fixed. There are only phases of capitalism. It starts as a ‘progressive’ system while the wealth gap is not so large. But it always ends in monopoly, corporative capitalism that doesn’t leave grass grow. It’s a historical fact. And it is happening again.

You prefer communism which is secretly authoritarianism, AKA globalism, which ends up killing over 100 million people or more in the 1900's alone, right?

No it isn’t. I’m trying to tell you all the time — your “model” of Communism is pure propaganda fiction. If you want to know what really is a Communism, you have to read Marx. If you read from the source, you will find that Communism does not need a state. Therefore it can’t be authoritarianism, AKA globalism. That is Capitalism. Capitalism is an exploitative order, and can only be maintained using a state force. Communism is a free society of Anarchy. Slaping a label of Communism over USSR or China is a pure propaganda aimed to destroy a humane idea

killing over 100 million people or more in the 1900's alone, right?

This is a pure propaganda rubbish easily can be refuted by a simple comparison of the facts. The greatest number of casualties in both great wars was induced by the capitalist expansionist powers, Great Britain (Indian population holds only Winston Churchil responsible for 11 million deaths) Austro-Hungarian Empire (WWI 16,234,153 to 19,174,335 casualties), Germany, Italy, Japan (WWII 69,000,000 to 84,000,000 casualties), Belgium, Italy, France, (colonisation of Africa), until U.S. take over and is waging war all over the planet:

Let’s just remember they have leveled North Korea killing one fifth of its population of 25 million, or at least 1,3 million of Vietnamese population. And how can we forget Madeleine Albright and 500,000 Iraqi children on her soul:

And now U.S. is “doing” Yemeni children with the help of their Saudi proxies:

You are talking of the casualties of Capitalism that has through propaganda been feed to you as “the casualties of Communism”. You should read from the source, not listen to propaganda.

Do you like depopulation, conducted the Bill Gates Vaccines in India or the Big Pharma and Monsanto projects? Do you love the Google Smart Cities?

Are you really gonna try to tell me that a criminal and murderer Bill Gates is not a capitalist? That Monsanto corp. is not a product of capitalism? That Google is somehow something other than capitalism?

Have you ever wondered how is it possible that “good capitalism” has brought two greatest wars on the planet, and is now threatening to destroy it completely?

Crony capitalism is not capitalism. Corporatism is not capitalism. Monopolism is not capitalism. These entities are globalists. They're cartels. The education entertainment media industrial complex has been colluding between different corporations and countries in their attempts against humanity. Now, one of the problems is rooted in the nature of humanity. People do bad things. People are greedy. Capitalism lets people fight and compete. Beyond that, some people choose to be very selfish, very evil. Over time, they form bigger groups. They create empires. I promote free markets. I promote private property rights. I promote rights that come from God and not from governments. So, I don't want government to tax YOU too much or at all. I hate regulations. I hate too many laws. I want people to mind their business. I favor classical liberalism.

Crony capitalism is not capitalism. Corporatism is not capitalism. Monopolism is not capitalism. These entities are globalists.

They are a phases of capitalism. It historically always goes to the extreme. You can deny it as much as you want, but at the end of the capitalism line, there’s always fascist dictatorship and war.

People are greedy. Capitalism lets people fight and compete.

You know, there is a science called Philosophy, and this ‘animalistic’ vision of mankind is dismissed long ago. Today, it exist in capitalist propaganda outlets only…

I promote free markets. I promote private property rights. I promote rights that come from God and not from governments. So, I don't want government to tax YOU too much or at all. I hate regulations. I hate too many laws. I want people to mind their business. I favor classical liberalism.

So, you do not know what capitalism is, but simply call “capitalism” things you think it is, and dismiss as “non-capitalism” everything you don’t like. It is clear why you are so confused. You do not have criteria. You do not know definitions. You do not know history. That is why it would be very important to start learning. The World will open to you.

@lighteye, Alex Jones loves that video. So, I didn't know that you were a big Alex Jones fan. Mister Light Eye, have you any idea how many times that video has been shown and played on Infowars? Sadly, you sir Light Eye, say "CAPITALISM." But you are not talking about capitalism. Those big problems are not and is not capitalism. That's fake news. That's corrupt and evil propaganda that you are associated with.

Then you don’t know what capitalism is. And it isn’t the tragedy that you don’t know, but that you do not want to know.

And BTW, if InfoWars has shown that video, does that make Madeleine Albright acceptable mass murderer? That video is authentic, InfoWars didn’t make it up. Unfortunately, you have fallen to the fake news, and you even don’t know that.

You never listen to Infowars. Alex Jones talks about Madeleine Albright all of the time. Why are you destroying the real definition to capitalism? Like gay. You know. Yes, gay means homosexual, now. Before, gay meant happy. Same thing with capitalism. Now, capitalism has a new meaning. But that is not capitalism. So, you are erasing history like the Holy Oatmeal Roman Catholics who were burning books. You can join them.

You have wrong notion on capitalism and you don’t even know it.

And why are you so fixed to Alex Jones? Who cares about him? If he doesn’t exist at all, Madeleine Albright wouldn’t be less mass murderer then she is.

Still quoting Karl Marx?! Are you mad? Karl Marx (allegedly) wrote his communist fairytale because he was paid by the elite of ‘the West’ to do so. Staged revolutions are the new world orders weapon of choice when it comes to overthrowing a nation’s political system. It works now and it worked back then when the ‘glorious’ workers revolution finally got rid of the powerful Russian dynasties and the British empire finally got rid of one of its biggest enemies. Communism is the blueprint for the new world order as it is based on an unelected elite ruling over a powerless and heavily surveilled population. How anyone can still route for any of that crap is beyond me.
Study natural law and about true free market economical systems and get a job instead of hoping for the government to fix your shit for you. Or try starting your own business and experience first hand how unfree you are and how socialist welfare bullshit is stealing away your profit.

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Allegedly? Oh, I love people who are ready to talk about the things they have not read, and don’t know anything about. You are ideal mass for manipulation, @leavingtheherd. Congratulations :)

I don’t need to read stupid books when there are important ones to read. And if you click the link you’ll find out I sometimes even do videos about them and their content. And I don’t give a fuck about Molyneux.
You’re the one that’s all about mass manipulation (aka communism) and I’m the one that wants humans to be free and responsible for what they are putting out there.
Good day, Bern-bot! 😂

I don’t need to read stupid books…

This beginning of your sentence is telling more about you and your education than everything you ever wrote in your life. It is really sad.

I didn't know Karl Marx was paid. @stefan.molyneux makes interesting videos about Karl, etc.

OK, you didn’t read anything about Marx and his theoretical postulates of communism, and you are invoking the other guy who also didn’t read anything about Marx — and you call it an argument?

You will one day see how silly you were, and that will be a day of your unpleasant awakening.

Yeah right. 😂
I don’t argue with mentally challenged, sorry.
Why don’t you go and sell your propaganda somewhere else? I’m too busy having a life than to discuss the ‘pros’ and cons of communism in 2019! Silly? Seriously?! 😂😂😂

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Of course, when you’re out of arguments, you just can laugh as a fool. You have chosen a blue pill. But the life will teach you better than I could.

Pemit me to remark that capitalism is NATURE , hence it can't be second to none in preference!!
Capitalism, like nature has inherent, but unseen stabilizing mechanisms which will enae it weather any turbulence without much external intervention!

Negative death stats, notwithstanding, life is still much more meaningful in the United States as compared to a repressive governments like China and Saudi Arabia.

On the contrary, capitalism is anything but natural. It is only a propaganda that makes capitalism good thing. It was never good. Today capitalism is in its final, ecocidal phase, since the big corporations would rather destroy the planet than miss a handfull of dollars more profit. Karl Marx proved its destructive nature scientifically while he was trying to save capitalism as a system. You should read his works, it doesn’t hurt at all. Or at least listen to the professor Richard Wolff.

Good response !! I never expected the contrary!!

But take note that Capitalism is naturalism. We can't doubt this and be Scott free.

Remember natural selection phenomena in your biology studies?? Was it a propaganda , that the fittest displaces others by competion??

Karl Marx must be regretting in his grave now!


His dream USSR has been dismantled by Capitalism. His atheistic gymnastics has been supplanted by a growing Christian community which the Government has almost adopted as a state religion!!

Capitalism has anexed China and Cuba. North Korea Communism is in its dying phase!!

Godly capitalism is natural. Embrace it now!!

But take note that Capitalism is naturalism. We can't doubt this and be Scott free.

No, it isn’t. Your observation on biology was addressed long ago. Aristotle said “Antropos zoon politikon”, which in wrong translation says “The man is a political animal” while the true meaning is “The man is a social being”. That is what political hierarchical matrix is doing — giving all wrong meanings to the words, so it could manipulate people. Then, I think Friedrich Nietzsche said that tiger cannot choose his nature — he is always a tiger. A man has a freedom of choice — he can chose if he wants to be good or evil. That is what differs us from animals. And if you are trying to defend Capitalism on the basis of “naturalism”, you are actually doing just what the political hierarchical matrix wants from you — you reduce people to animals.

Karl Marx must be regretting in his grave now!


His dream USSR has been dismantled by Capitalism.

First, USSR was never Communism. Stalin just did a political trick, like any politician would do — and labeled his Imperial regime as — Communism. Label does not make true. Hitler called his party Nazional Socialist, labeling the worst possible strain of Fascism with a ‘progressive’ name. Crooked politicians do it all the time and the gullible believe.

Now, if you want to know the truth, you have to go to the source. If you have been reading Marx’s works, you would see that his theoretical model of Communism (he never lived to see any practical attempt) does not need a State. In his vision of the future, Feudalism replaced Slavery because it had less oppression, Capitalism replaced Feudalism because it had less oppression, and the society which can reduce oppression of Capitalism will have the right to call itself a Socialism. Everything else are empty labels. And Socialism will be just a transitional period which will allow dying of the state (the true anarchy as defined by Emmanuel Kant), and Communism. All else is just a Capitalist propaganda. Please read the sources. Germans had a great philosophers in the 19. Century.

Capitalism has anexed China and Cuba. North Korea Communism is in its dying phase!!
Godly capitalism is natural. Embrace it now!!

When you start learning, you will never enter social media with such paroles. And when you start learning, only then you can finally be free.

In summary, you are judging capitalist as evil; no doubt from your perspective as chosen, not as empirically determined truth!!

It’s a scientifically determined truth. Philosophy is a science. Karl Marx was a scientist. He simply he explained the concepts and got terminology in order. The same terminology that centralized political hierarchical matrix is trying to break and assure you that anybody can have equally correct opinion about this matter. You may argue about the matter, but first you have to KNOW what the matter is. And that means you have to read and listen to the both sides.

If you read and listen just one side, you are a victim of propaganda.

Lol!! I have studied both economic policies, both historically and scientifically.

Scientifically, it is only capitalism that give freedom of production to individuals.
Communism dwells on sharing common wealth which is either endowed by nature or produced by few! It is a subtle cannibalism!

This account for its death worldwide!!

Do you see the economic havoc socialism is wreaking in Venezuela?

If you have studied, you have listened just one side — capitalist. Communism is not what they tell you. Read from the source. Read Marx. And don’t mix states that has label “communist” with the theoretical concept of Communism. Otherwise, you could ask yourself how is “communist” China economically destroyed capitalist United States.

And BTW, Venezuela was not a socialist country even under Chavez. It is a private-initiative driven society. They just don’t want to give over their oil to the U.S. capitalists, and therefore they were labeled “socialists”. See Max Blumenthal from The Grayzone project, he was there.

Here, you can compare havoc in capitalist Puerto Rico with “socialist” Venezuela, side by side: