Monday, April 23, 2012


Greetings good citizen,

Happy Monday and what a Monday it’s starting off to be with stock markets around the globe in unanimous agreement that the global economy is FUBAR.

WHY is the global economy FUBAR?

Could it be due to predatory capitalism at its finest?

Which is to belabor the obvious, the private sector wants control of the nation’s prison population (for less than altruistic reasons…)


Sweatshop labor is back with a vengeance. It can be found across broad stretches of the American economy and around the world. Penitentiaries have become a niche market for such work. The privatization of prisons in recent years has meant the creation of a small army of workers too coerced and right-less to complain.

Prisoners, whose ranks increasingly consist of those for whom the legitimate economy has found no use, now make up a virtual brigade within the reserve army of the unemployed whose ranks have ballooned along with the U.S. incarceration rate. The Corrections Corporation of America and G4S (formerly Wackenhut), two prison privatizers, sell inmate labor at subminimum wages to Fortune 500 corporations like Chevron, Bank of America, AT&T, and IBM

These companies can, in most states, lease factories in prisons or prisoners to work on the outside. All told, nearly a million prisoners are now making office furniture, working in call centers, fabricating body armor, taking hotel reservations, working in slaughterhouses, or manufacturing textiles, shoes, and clothing, while getting paid somewhere between 93 cents and $4.73 per day.

Can’t find a job Bucko? Get busted for minor possession (or something equally as trivial) and you’ll get a job all right with the State picking up the tab for your meals, health care (sometimes) and lodging while you work for ‘pocket money’ to spend at the prison PX!

And when I say ‘predatory capitalism at its finest' I naturally mean its most vile.

You know why YOU (or your kids) can’t find a job? It’s because the self-centered assholes that run private prisons are playing both ends against the middle!

And it ain’t just the ‘private prisons’ that play this game.

Have a good look at our badly broken economy where tens of millions work but don’t earn enough to put food on the table…and just imagine what’s wrong with this picture?

You don’t suppose greedy employers aren’t jumping on the opportunity to have the ‘price advantage’ of having their low skill labor requirements met by people they pay a few dollars a day for?

And where does that leave the ‘law abiding citizens’ of this nation?

On the outside looking in!

Imagine for a moment how $5 a gallon gasoline is going to affect this segment of the population?

You don’t suppose places like Aaron’s or Rent-a-Center will be seeing a ton of returns, do you?

Priorities…you can sit on your ass (without the fancy sectional you’re paying $99 a month for 99 months) but you’ve still gotta eat (and you can’t eat the fucking couch!)

Stop right here for a moment and look at how fucked up this situation is becoming!

Why is capitalism ‘predatory’? Because it inevitably turns on its own employees as a ‘profit center’.

And if it can be done ‘cheaper’ on the outside then the permanent employees get axed!

Fuck the family and fuck you, that is what the predator capitalists say!

How are YOU supposed to survive when profits trump the family unit?

Don’t look now but THAT’S WHERE WE ARE!

Um, sorry…I get carried away.

Worse, you knew that because this is not ‘new’ by any stretch of the imagination.

What might be new-ish is the notion that we can fix this situation with some good ‘old-fashioned Yankee know-how’…not.

Which is to point out the ‘futility’ of attempting to ‘cannibalize’ that which has already been laid to waste and made barren.

Turning our ‘trash into treasure’…ain’t happening.

Some things are ‘salvageable’ and some things aren’t.

Civilization is definitely ‘salvageable’ but the capitalist ‘monkey-boy’ has to go.

Especially the one clinging to tangible currency. It’s his ticket to a ‘free ride’. Yet those morons in Washington have turned a blind eye to the criminal act of ‘helping yourself’ to ‘legal tender’.

Well, as we have known for quite a while, good citizen, the ‘end result’ of rampant tampering with the money supply is to render it worthless.

Which is to point out, like this morning’s global red ink that has totally escaped, er, ‘comment’ by the lying corporate owned media. It is only a matter of time before you start getting asked whether or not you have something else to trade at the check-out counter…

And shortly after that your (fill in the blank) will be no good, you’ll be forced to trade ‘in-kind’.

Don’t get ‘blind-sided’, good citizen; prepare!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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