load of crap - does it apply to Sam Goldwyn ???
load of crap - does it apply to Sam Goldwyn ???
This is beyond an accurate depiction, and is the most extremist of delusional propaganda. One can most easily replace the words 'Capitalism' and 'Capitalist' with that pertaining to communism, socialism and fascism as they all would have the SAME hierarchy, some made less obvious than others, some in greater or less proportion - that would be the visual difference, however this is not satire but mere anti-capitalist filth.
why does this always have to be taken completely out of the context of which it was made?
Has no one seen this before and the context in which it was published?
The pyramid scheme of the Rich, exposed.
This is from the landing page of http://scroogle.org: A note of appreciation from the rich
Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery. On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it -- you're a member of the working caste. Sorry! As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America. Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us -- and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people. Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work! You also probably don't have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you're also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to "break out of the mold." Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening. We're also very pleased that many of you still embrace the "work ethic," even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don't know much about work, but we're sure glad you do! Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don't know that. In fact, you can't even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that's probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system -- robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself. So we'd truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work.
No I think this cartoon is right on point. The ruling class in the country, and all levels of the bourgeois, have always reaped the benefits of working class labor. The scariest thing to a capitalist besides a workers revolution (french style of course), is exposing this sham of a religion known as the market. I don't believe in God and I sure as hell don't believe in the prophet Adam Smith or international financing syndicates that act like churches for the flock. Neo-liberal economic policies have destroyed the lives of millions of people in developing nations. Far more than have reaped the benefits of capitalism. The question becomes as the developing nations rise and the US continues downward, what excuses will capitalists turn to in order to point the finger when the ship starts to sink?
See the violence inheritin' the system! Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!
This honestly has to be one of the most moronic political cartoons I have viewed....
What a moronic view of capitalism.
this is exactly what i imagined our world to be like