environment & politics

Mogul’s Myths

Listen carefully to the article. He is fearful of Obama creating “protectionism”, and that “free markets” lift people out of poverty around the world.

Don’t believe a word he says. There is no such thing as a truly free market, and the markets that exist are generally to keep people in poverty by stealing things from them and selling them in our own markets. A bit like what has happened in the Congo.

But don’t believe someone like me, think it through further, and investigate things like Reagan and Thatcher selling arms to the evil dictator Suharto in order to free up the markets there to get to the resources labelled as “the greatest prize in the South-East Asian area”. Sure, a few hundred thousand people get slaughtered, but it’s all in the name of neoliberalism, right? Free markets to the likes of those with power, but not to the likes of you and me. I doubt very much you’ll be seeing much coverage of those things on his news corporation.

We’re likely to be hearing more of this sort of thing in the coming few years. But at least currently, the rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief. I’ll be watching the hegemony with interest.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.