Southern Cross: Capitalism Doesn’t Care

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Southern Cross: Capitalism Doesn’t Care
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Capitalism doesn't care, and

Capitalism doesn't care, and never did. Even at the end of Worlld War Two, when a victorious ''Socialist"government took over, and established the National Health Service in Britain, it was only as a sop to the working class to help make sure they didn't start getting Bolshie or anything like that. As if the returning soldiers, or workers who had spent five years working 16 hour a day making armaments, had enough energy left to even consider such a thing. It was all folk could do to keep body and soul together. Food and coal were rationed till the fifties. The winters were savagely cold. Clothing was rationed, likewise shoes, which had to be patched up with glued on rubber bits, till they fell apart. Things started to get a bit better after1952, when the Tories came back. Interesting that they only came back as things got better. And what exactly is meant by "better"? Only that from being utterly and numbingly 100% miserable, you began to feel that maybe there was something worthwhile to life after all, and that you didn't have to go on being scared for ever.

Capitalism is with us from cradle to grave, it can seem there's no way-out. As the writer says above: "While youth unemployment soars, there’s nothing but misery at the end of their lives for millions of the elderly. Capitalism can’t cope with them and doesn’t care." The only difference between now and the end of the war, is that now we are not crushed; at least not in the same crippling way. If we want to, if we can find our voice, if we come together, we can at last get rid of this sickening system, because it's actually falling apart already, without us even making an effort. Come together comrades.