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A criticism of the capitalist system

To the Editor,

Capitalism is a “wrecking ball” that has run out of control. I’ve made enough money. Now I want to put something back into a world in which I’ve done so well.

Now, these quotes are approximate, but they are at least partly the reason that George Soros is called “Maverick” — he’s broken several rules here.

Number 1: You never critize the capitalist system. It’s the ultimate capitalism triumphant, perfect in every way, and one can suppose that Soros’ criticism is in one way biting the hand that fed him? Never mind that hand has become a “wrecking ball.”

Number 2: If you are in the “Big Money” gang, you never make too much money or even suggest that you have. You pay your starvation wages (no benefits, etc.), shut down sawmills, pulpmills, more production out of the country, “Oh, these ‘horrible’ unions!” and generaly scrape and scrounge to buy that bigger yacht, newer and faster corporate jet. Of course, once in a while, you make a charitable donation that covers your nasty nonsense!

In conversations with my daughter, she reminded me that George Soros is not alone. There is this group of about 80 — 83 actually — “Patriotic Millionaires, led by Warren Buffet. They have openly declared that they would pay more taxes to make life better for the average American.

Ranged against them are the Waltons’ (not John Boy) Walmart whose very existence depends upon cheap labour and “flexible” working conditions. So think about that one the next time you go to Kamloops.

Another villain in the piece is Mars Bar. The chocolate industry, once the most progressive (Cadbury, etc.) on the planet, now as Carol Off pointed out in Bitter Chocolate, now depends on cheap labour and dangerous working conditions to survive and flourish.

So Soros is not alone but he is most vilified. Is it because he is a Hungarian Jew, once slated for extinction in the Holocaust? The other night, I heard Soros compared to the “Anti-Christ.” In this, he joins Barack Obama and other “Liberals.”

What further is there to say?

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.

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