In light of this ongoing manmade fiasco, I find it morbidly humorous that Japan has been chosen to host the Summer Olympics. But this seems to be par for the course for a species that has come to rely on technology as its steadfast savior. By this measure, modern capitalist industrial civilization, notwithstanding its technological marvels and humanitarian achievements, would have to rank quite low when we look at the silent, lifeless wasteland that our present way of life is creating.
For going on 30 years now, the Washington Asylum has focused on the debate between a collection of insanely passionate shrink-the-government-until-you-can-drown-it-in-the-bath tub supply-siders on the one hand, and … well … a collection of folks who embrace a more progressive economic agenda every four years, but seem to feel strongly about both sides of the issue in between.
Meanwhile, empirical evidence shows that the shrink the government side of the argument is counter-factual, destructive, and leads to Great Recessions, record-breaking income disparity, human want and deprivation.
So what do the Shrinkers advocate? More shrinking, of course, in the form of austerity budgets. But as Paul Krugman pointed out, once again reality caught up with the Shrinkers. The high interest rates and economic catastrophe that debt and deficits were supposed to cause, failed to happen. In fact, the deficit is shrinking, interest rates are near all time lows, and the economy is growing — slowly, but certainly much faster than in countries that tried the austerity route.
Did this evidence cause the Shrinkers to change their position? Never mind that the conservative strategy of weakening government regulations, relying on trickle down-feed the rich policies, and shrinking benefits for middle and low income people ushered in the greatest economic dislocation since the Great Depression.
Never mind that income disparity and the amount of wealth held by corporations are now at their highest since the Great Depression. And never mind that these were what caused the Depression.
Debt a moral issue? But the thing is, as insanely psychotic as this bait and switch economic chicanery is, it pales in significance compared to the real moral crime of our time — climate change. This is where craziness takes on a whole new level. Worried about future generations?
Well, how about destroying the climate in which our species — in fact, most species — evolved? Think that might warrant a furrowed brow or two? Not from the crazed and counterfactual Shrinkers. Might as well try to outlaw evolution — Oh, wait. Nurse Ratchet, get that Thorazine here, quick Meanwhile, the US leads the world in subsidizing fossil fuels with over half a trillion dollars in Think about this — we are giving the most profitable industry in history trillions of dollars to produce a product that is literally killing us and destroying the global ecosystem.
Talk about moral failing.
We make a crack cocaine prostitute look like a paragon of virtue, and a tin-foil hat crazy look sane. We are poised to approve the XL pipeline, a carbon bomb that will actually cost us jobs while it destroys the climate. Oh and that IPCC report? Retrospective analysis shows that historically, previous IPCC reports have understated the rate of climate change, and its magnitude.
Drill for more fossil fuels in the Arctic, of course. More Mellaril, please … These guys are going right off the edge of the Earth. The idea that unfettered capitalism will deliver all good things by pure serendipity … the idea that a fistful of dollars is worth more than the natural capital that makes all wealth possible.
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The idea that unfettered capitalism will deliver all good things by pure serendipity the idea that a fistful of dollars is worth more than the natural capital that makes all wealth possible. Where’s McMurphy when you need him?
This power struggle underlies the plot in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest and is represented by the ongoing conflict between Nurse Ratched and the Acutes, lead by Randal McMurphy.
McMurphy stages several acts of rebellion against the nurse’s control. The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is based on the experience of a criminal that elected to move to a mental institution to avoid serving his time at a prison work camp. Capitalism pits the bourgeoisie (owners of the means of production) against the proletariat (workers).
One flew over the cuckoos nest; theory which explains inmates behavior? The economic system in which conflict is inevitable because it is in the interest of the ruling class to exploit the working class and in the interest of workers.
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest. Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is considered one of the seminal works of ’s American literature.
The unique components and distinctive features used to portray themes and ideas of Kesey’s in the novel which account for its high regard include: characters and language devices.