July 03, 2010
Barack Obama: Are we moving from the Slave to the Nuclear Holocaust? Bylined to: Dr. Franz J. T. Lee, Vheadline.com, July 02, 2010
How many hundred millions of precious lives will World War III devour in its Oil Moloch?
VHeadline commentarist, University of Los Andes (ULA) political sciences professor, Dr. Franz J. T. Lee writes: In Venezuela we are seriously studying and discussing the latest reflections and warnings of Fidel Castro. We are asking whether we are now moving from the catastrophic oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico and in Nigeria to the nuclear broil, to the Nuclear Holocaust in the Middle East, to the next World War.
In all these capitalist developments, Karl Marx had the first theoretical word, will the world proletariat have the last praxical word? At last, are the global workers wakening up from their consumer slumber?
Independent of the cognitive barriers of his age, of which all of us are transhistoric victims, beyond doubt, for half a century, it was Karl Marx who scientifically and philosophically has studied the economic exploitative, the political dominating, the social discriminating, the military genocidal and the ideological alienating quintessence of capital, of capital accumulation and of capitalism. Phenomenologically, in appearance forms, tremendously capitalism has changed over the last century, however, it has not lost a single tendential law of development as is described in Marx's Capital. (1)
In fact, even before studying these inherent laws, Marx and Friedrich Engels in their 'Manifesto of the Communist Party' (1848) actually predicted the current globalization; they formulated the first theory of globalization.
Now, with regard to the origin of the current, globalized, belligerent, brutal and barbarous essence of capital, of corporate capitalism, in 1867 already, how did Marx define its birth?
According to him, in a footnote of his monumental work, 'Capital,' Volume I, Part VIII, Chapter 31, "If money, according to Augier, 'comes into the world with a congenital blood-stain on one cheek,' capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt." 2)
Marx' idealist teacher of dialectics, Hegel, taught Marx that anything that is born logically must perish. Capitalism is not immune to this universal law. Among the tendential economic laws of the inexorable terrestrial passing away of capitalism, inter alia, Marx foresaw:
(a) the progressive, merciless, competition, concentration and monopolization of capital,
(b) the immense socialization of world production,
(c) in spite of gigantic extra profits, on the average the steady fall of the rate of profits on a global scale;
(d) the rapid growth of the organic composition of capital, that is, of the diminishing of living physical labor force which only produces surplus value and its replacing by means of machines (nowadays with computers, robots or nanobots) which do not consume, do not realize capital;
(e) these bring about over-production and anarchy in the capitalist process, increased periodic economic crises and political turmoil, depression, recession, class struggles and fascist wars;
(f) and the geometric explosion of progressive pauperization of workers, the middle classes, social outcasts and unemployed on a global scale.
A simple study of he current global situation, of 'failed states,' 'post-modernity,' 'transition' and the 'new world order' (NWO) could easily verify the above tendency and latency of global capitalism. The above can only disappear, become obsolete, with the annihilation of capitalism itself.
Let us look at some statistics of the current situation which corroborate the geometric explosion of the pauperization of humanity and the concentration of power, of elitist, ruling class megalomania.
Ab ovo, the capitalist mode of production is corrupt, alienating, is murder, is theft. If we have not comprehended this by now, well, then we have a serious psychological problem with veritas, with the truth.
The birth of capitalism in the ancient Greek city-states, and of its corresponding bellicose superstructure, of 'false flag operations,' already Aeschylus informed us that 'in war, truth is the first casualty". (The current world news about the US wars on terror verifies this sufficiently.3a)
In the current global wars launched by he United States of America, under the slogan 'full spectrum dominance,' it becomes clear that not only the dominant ideas, morality, ideology and religion are those of the respective ruling classes or elites, also the reigning truth is the truth of 'Big Brother,' who does not accept, does not permit any other truth. Hence, in 'democracy, the truth, freedom of thought, is a myth, is not as Rosa Luxemburg stressed: 'Freedom is the freedom of dissenters"; in the NWO a dissenter is a 'terrorist, an 'extremist.' The Achilles Heel of corporate capitalism is precisely the truth; nothing the ruling classes fear more than the 'political awakening' of the workers of the world.
The ex-President of the USA, George W. Bush, Sr. expressed this fear as follows: "If the American people knew what we have done, they would string us up from the lamp posts." (3)
What the Bush family and their corporate, military associates were doing and are still doing we witness in "9/11". the Mideast wars, in Gaza, in the planned attacks on Iran and North Korea, the coming metropolitan police states, global fascism and a one world government. The international mass media, controlled by corporate imperialism and ideology (very often a pseudonym for ruling class myths, hoaxes and lies) progressively are eclipsing the world truth, Now and then some authentic journalism as exception proves this golden rule.
In his article "The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order", Andrew Gavin Marshall gives us statistics which indicate the truth of what was predicted in Marx's Capital over a century ago: "In regards to poverty and hunger statistics, 'Over 840 million people in the world are malnourished -- 799 million of them are from the developing world. Sadly, more than 153 million of them are under the age of 5 (half the entire US population).'" (4)
Currently we are experiencing not an economic crisis of want but rather a capitalist collapse of over-production, which endangers the realization of corporate imperialist capital. We live in a 'democracy,' in a huge depression, in a world of corrupt, irresponsible bankers and capitalist racketeers down whose gaping throats are being stuffed trillions of US dollars, while in Humania South, in Africa, Asia, America and elsewhere, millions of innocent children die like flies as a result of hunger and pestilence: "Further, 'Every day, 34,000 children under five die of hunger or other hunger-related diseases. This results in 6 million deaths a year.' That amounts to a 'Hunger Holocaust' that takes place every single year. As of 2003, "Of 6.2 billion living today, 1.2 billion live on less than $1 per day. Nearly 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day."" (5)
Capitalism is the progressive accumulation of a series of holocausts against humanity, Inter alia, the Hitler holocaust, the Slave Holocaust, the Mental Holocaust and the Hunger Holocaust. At this very moment, as Fidel Castro warned, against Iran the latest Nuclear Holocaust is already being launched by the USA and their global bloodhounds. In 2006, 2% of adults in the world already possessed 50% of global household wealth. And yet, they want everything. Yes, more precisely, "the top 1% owns 40% of global assets; the top 10% owns 85% of world assets; and the bottom 50% owns 1% of global assets; a sobering figure, indeed. ". (6)
Really, something is rotten in the state of Denmark!
Finally, the capitalist world institutions themselves verify what Marx foresaw long ago: "The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report stated that in 2009, "an estimated 55 million to 90 million more people will be living in extreme poverty than anticipated before the crisis." Further, "the encouraging trend in the eradication of hunger since the early 1990s was reversed in 2008, largely due to higher food prices." Hunger in developing regions has risen to 17% in 2008, and 'children bear the brunt of the burden.'" (7)
What is in formation, partially already constructed since decades is a totally controlled world authoritarian and totalitarian world state, preferably the USA themselves. To list the whole galaxy of fascist laws, institutions, detention camps, electro-magnetic arms, projects like HAARP, surveillance satellites and cameras, vaccines, pills, chips and personal, identification documents, would detonate the limits of this short commentary, however, much can be found on many serious web sites.
In spite of the 'political awakening' of the international workers, we seem to be drifting more and more away from real class struggle, from true anti-capitalism and authentic pro-socialism, and are entering already the dark age of post-Orwellian barbarism.
Seven years ago, I commented that George Orwell was not warning about Hitler or Stalin fascism, but about a coming world fascism. In his book, "1984", O'Brien, the mouthpiece of 'Big Brother,' explains the concept "Power", i.e., Capital, to Winston Smith as follows: "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. " (8)
And then O'Brien let 'Schrödinger's Cat' out of the Pandora Box: "The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. ... Power is not a means, it is an end. ... The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. " (9)
Then O'Brien informed Winston about the future projects of "Big Brother", of the coming global fascism, the One World State: "We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull. You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation - anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wished to. I do not wish to, because the Party does not wish it. ... We make the laws of nature." (p. 218) (10)
At present we are already living in the post-Orwellian barbarism, in "a world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon ... Never again will we be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity ". (9) It is almost sure that the NATO could attack Iran at any moment, this would launch the most brutal world war that humanity ever would witness: it could even blow capitalism itself into blazes. (11)
To save imperialism the workers had to pay with their lives, 50 millions in World War I, 80 millions in World War II, how many hundred millions of precious lives will World War III devour in its oil Moloch? In the new millennium capitalism has already killed over 10 million people.
After the Mental Holocaust across centuries, Hitler openly stated that to control a people is to control its education. How effective this Mental Holocaust was already can be verified in his famous statement: 'how lucky for rulers that people do not think.'
Yes, it is time to think. to transcend this coming global nuclear conflagration.
Franz J.T. Lee
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