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only the names of the guilty have been changed to protect the guilty. Wars and Capitalism1 By PETER KROPOTKIN
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/kropotkin/warsandcap.htmlWars and Capitalism1 By PETER KROPOTKIN
Could have been written yesterday only the names of the guilty have been changed to protect the guilty.
It concludes as follows.
Thus, the state of economical forces brought into action is determined by the technical development of diverse nations at a certain time in their history; but the use that will be made of these forces depends entirely on the degree of servitude towards their Government to which populations have allowed themselves to be reduced. The economical forces which could produce harmony and well-being, and give a fresh impulse to libertarian civilisation if they had free play in society, -- these forces, being directed by the State, that is to say, by an organisation specially developed to enrich the rich and to absorb all modern progress in order to benefit privileged classes -- these same forces become an instrument of oppression, of monopolists, and endless wars. They accelerate the enrichment of the favoured, and they augment the misery and the enthralment of the poor.
This is why those economists who continue to consider economic forces alone, without analysing the limits within which their action is circumscribed nowadays -- without taking into account the ideology of the State, or the forces that each State necessarily places at the service of the rich, in order to favour their enrichment at the expense of the poor -- this is why such economists remain completely outside the realities of the economic and social world.less…
In reality, modern States are specially constituted in order to establish privileges in favour of the rich, at the expense of the poor. The great financial houses of each nation always lay down the law in all political matters of importance. "What will Baron Rothschild say to it?" "What attitude will the syndicate of great bankers in Paris, Vienna, and London take?" Such questions have become the dominant element in political affairs and in the relations between nations. It is the approval or disapproval of financiers that makes and unmakes Ministries everywhere in Europe. True, that in England there is also the approval of the State Church and of the brewers to be faced; but the Church and the brewers are always in agreement with the great financiers, who take care never to interfere with their partisans' income. After all, as a Minister is but a man who holds fast to his office, to his power, and to the possibilities of enrichment which his post offers to him and to his supporters, it necessarily follows that the question of international relations is nowadays finally reduced to knowing whether the favoured monopolists of a particular State will take such or such an attitude towards the favourites of the same calibre in another State.
In 1883, when England, Germany, Austria, and Roumania, taking advantage of the isolation of France, leagued themselves against Russia, and a terrible European war was about to blaze forth, we pointed out in the Révolté what...
Another of the 21st Century Pamphlateers. Reading the comments Toby who writes Econosophy and other musings recounts talking to Parents of his daughter about the Leisure economy and Guaranteed Income I would call it something like the Social Dividend or Commons Dividend and it could be Spun as Churchills Net across the Abyss that no one is free to fall below. Anyway raising these questions on hbow things are done is so much like the Empreors New clothes Follow the link for a translation of the original.
So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!" Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a…
I clear out the History Cache on my computer fairly regularly my machine runs better with a good amount of free hard disc space as does everyone's it occurred to me today that it would be fun just to blog the review of some of the subjects I had begun my researches on Wikipedia no statistical analysis but just a cut and past to mull over at leisure. A kind of revision for pure intellectual curiosity.
My Main areas of concern in 2001 have been The Uk Property Market, UK property Law particularly the law related to fixed charge recievership and defaults/ non repayment on demand at expiry of agreements, Renewable energy, Sustainability and environmental issues. I am a Carbon Taxing skeptic but devout Tree Hugger and tin foil hatter more of a middle rare earth metaller than flat earther.
Anyway heres my notes document headed I have spared the Google searches and numerous books and articles on all of the same subjects but Wikipedia is fantastic particularly the Discussion Pages.
"If you say so? rather a lot of people seem to be getting rather upset about Basle 3 if it really is that simple and perhaps when the fat lady has sung it will become that simple again.
For now I fear the Goose that laid the golden egg is up for the chop.
The Goose with the Golden Eggs
A CERTAIN MAN had the good fortune to possess a Goose that laid him a Golden Egg every day. But dissatisfied with so slow an income, and thinking to seize the whole treasure at once, …
"Punish The Seller?
You are still missing the point the seller is long since out of the equation when it comes to repossessions/foreclosures they release their rights when the contract between the Mortgagor( borrower ) and mortgagee( Bank) is made. Other third parties introduced by the bank without the Mortgagors knowledge are another matter altogether.
AN old Law lecturer once explained that in contract law the 'ee' was he that gets it the exception being mortgage law where the 'ee' was actually the 'Or', I am beginning to think that perhaps the ee's and ors are the right way around after all the Bank seems to get rather more for rather less don't you think?
The UK Government has received a European Commission ultimatum to hand over £20 million within two months or face legal action. The wrangle is over the fact that import tariffs on frozen garlic from outside the EU are lower than the rates for fresh garlic. And, according to the Commission, UK authorities carelessly levied the lower rate applicable to frozen garlic on imports of the fresh product from China, in breach of EU customs rules.
A Commission statement explained: "Between 2005 and 2006, the UK customs authorities allowed imports of fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China under wrong authorising documents. They have erroneously stated that the goods imported were frozen garlic for which significantly lower import duties apply.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE GAS RING. QATARI GAS, OR SAUDI HEGENOMY, TRUMP BACKS THE SAUDIS? TANGLED WEB INDEED
Tangled Web, Syria and Gas. Trump meets Egyptian President, that is a rejection of the Moslem Brotherhood, siding against Qatar in Syria and With Saudi broadly and therefore the ISIL Wahabbist and Saud…
Meet the Fuggers or, its the Money Power stupid. Brexit, The Euro and clueless Elites.
The Eastern Roman empire under Justinian saw the seeds of its final fall to The Ottomans when Abd El Melik started paying tribute in Gold coinage under his own Political Branding you might say.
With all the talk of Brexit being the removal of a final obstacle to the deeper federation of a European State transcending tiresome nationalism, perhaps a little review of History, particularly Monetary history, might not be such a bad thing.
In the review of European competences carried out as a consultation by the foreign office regarding Brexit and or reform requirements of the Eu, two of the papers need to be considered in the context of the Money power argument.
The first paper considered is the Subsidiarity and proportionality aspects of the Lisbon treaty and the competences of the EU institutions vis National and regional democratic institutions. This is a trade-off between Centralised Efficiency and …