United Front Against Austerity
April 30, 2014
Have you found yourself running into the meme
that technology is a net destroyer of jobs?
Marx thought so.
So do OWS
luminary David Graeber and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.
As historian Webster Tarpley has often pointed out, the false idea of
technology being a threat to the public extends back to antiquity, when
figures like the Greek "Old Oligarch" excoriated the high-tech navy and
infrastructure of Athens for allowing upward social mobility to
threaten the class privileges of the oligarchs: http://youtu.be/btHrX05-4Pc
Oligarchs hate industrial production and efficiency!
It not only
threatens their monopoly ownership of artificially-scarce resources like
oil and gas, but it creates new opportunities for the elevation of the
working and middle class.
When David Graeber says, "probably the most
pressing need is simply to slow down the engines of productivity," he is
speaking for billionaire financiers!
While we don't want to
restrict the access of people (especially in the developing world) to
our current energy and industrial infrastructure, we're not prepared to
Historically-large national initiatives are required to
• Highly-dense sources of energy
aren't going to cut it. We need to shoot for the stars, with the goal
of commercial fusion power while deploying next generation nuclear and
developing liquid-fluoride thorium reactors.
• Transportation and other infrastructure
Including better roads, rail (including maglev passenger rail), bridges, water delivery, electrical grid improvements, etc.
• Environmental technologies
New technologies are needed to mitigate pollution, use
environmentally-benign inputs for industrial processes and materials,
How do we fund it?
We Demand a National Bank!
Only long-term, low-interest credit from the nationalized Federal
Reserve can address the scope and direction of the public's needs for
better infrastructure and technology.
If we leave it to Wall Street,
we'll get population control and mind-numbing entertainment.
If we do it
ourselves, the only limit is the human imagination!
More at http://againstausterity.org/fed