It also takes a serious dose of ideology to deny their competence
Criminals can also be extremely competent at what they do.
if you just look at the quality of life that has been created around you.
Ah. I should be thankful for the rich overlords for improving my situation and giving me some alms! Lord knows we have it better than those in feudal times.
It also takes a serious dose of cognitive dissonance to condemn capitalism and at the same time use modern technology.
Right, because there can be no progress without capitalism? You do know capitalism is a fairly new invention, right? And a lot of research done isn't done because of capitalism; but in spite of it.
IQ is one of the best predictors of future earnings. Income equality has gotten grotesque and out of hand, but the natural differences between people matter.
I never said that obviously. But a large reason we have lost control over the worlds rich is due to globalization. You can try to tax them, but they'll just move their wealth elsewhere.
Ah, yes, globalization, the very recent phenomenon. What do you say then of the fact that the rich have controlled lands and resources since... wealth has been invented? Since someone decided divine right give them power over everyone else?
But historically they clearly don't murder and throw into poverty their own citizens like Marxism inspired states have done.
But they do. And they sometimes do worse, like jailing more people based on the color of their skin. Or being much harsher to people based on the color of their skin. Cuba accepted homosexuals far before most western capitalist nations. And Fidel apologized for the treatment given to homosexuals before it was allowed. Something that no capitalist government has ever done ever. Let alone acknowledge that such things even took place.
Anarchism has a very low amount of casualties because it is incompatible with modern advanced society and therefore never gets implemented or exists for longer periods.
Freetown Christiania has existed since the 70s. So has Marinaleda. Everywhere else that was beginning to be a success was eventually stomped down by the status quo. Clearly if such a system was fated to fail, as you preach, they may as well just have left them to self-destruct.
And the idea that only Republican and not Democrat economic policy has made the situation worse is definitely dubious.
An idea that I don't think anyone here is putting forward?
Anyway, this topic is about US Politics Discussion. We have a topic on anarchism and stuff for discussing these things. So it may be convenient to move this discussion over there.
Anywho...some interesting movement on the unmasking front:
So, what's your point? That Obama did it? That Obama is hiding everything?