The arrest of Martin Shrkeli – whose monstrous drug price hikes could have killed thousands – proves the moral bankruptcy & the deadly, psychopathic true nature of corporate capitalism

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

One of the most joyful news reports – for me – in recent years was this morning’s report of Martin Shrkelithe arrest in New York City of 32-year-old vulture capitalist Martin Shrkeli – whose overnight price increases of more than 5,500% on vital life-saving drugs whose patent rights he purchased this past August could well have killed thousands of people who might never have been able to afford the cost. But the tragedy and the travesty of his arrest was that he has been charged not for his monstrous and murderous crimes against humanity but for securities fraud – for defrauding other wealthy capitalists. What kind of a system is it that not only tolerates but actually encourages, glorifies and even “aids and abets” such unconscionable depravity?: Continue reading “The arrest of Martin Shrkeli – whose monstrous drug price hikes could have killed thousands – proves the moral bankruptcy & the deadly, psychopathic true nature of corporate capitalism”

The Top1% always wins really big when right-wing political parties promote and exploit fear, paranoia and mindless bigotry

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
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It is always mind-numbing to observe how easily the massively-brainwashed and largely semi-literate Amerikkkan masses can be whipped into a frenzy of fear and trepidation whenever it suits the real, self-anointed rulers of the world’s most powerful nation to enlist their puppet political prostitutes – particularly in the Republican Party and the Teabag brigade – and their captive mainstream media to exploit any possible chinks in any perceived menace of solidarity among the victims of corporate-capitalist depravity. Continue reading “The Top1% always wins really big when right-wing political parties promote and exploit fear, paranoia and mindless bigotry”

The terrible price the Other99% have had to pay so that the immorally wealthy Top1% could get even wealthier, thanks to corporate-style, so-called “free trade”

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
Fiscal cliff
It hasn’t even been 25 years yet since the U.S. and Canada entered into their respective first modern international so-called “free trade” agreements and already the price paid for that sordid misadventure by the Other99% in both countries has been nothing short of monstrous. In the U.S. alone, more than $7 TRILLION in national wealth has been transferred just from the middle class to the Top1%. Combined, the transfer of national wealth from the struggling Other99% to the already both immorally and insanely wealthy. And toward what end? Continue reading “The terrible price the Other99% have had to pay so that the immorally wealthy Top1% could get even wealthier, thanks to corporate-style, so-called “free trade””

It’s not the truly needy “welfare queens” but the insatiably greedy “welfare kings” whose pushy snouts are slurping the public trough dry

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
One Percent
The sycophantic presstitutes of the captive mainstream media and the puppet political prostitutes of the Top1% never tire of reminding the public of the anecdotal tale of some woman – many years ago – who allegedly arrived at some U.S. welfare office in a Cadillac to pick up her check. Whether or not the legend is true, it pales in comparison with the stories they won’t report – not about truly needy so-called “welfare queens” but about the disgustingly greedy “welfare kings” whose sense of entitlement and exceptionalism prevents them from pulling their snouts of the public trough long enough for someone else to get a sip. The sad and sordid truth is that for every $1 U.S. taxpayers pay for welfare for the poor, they pay $6 for welfare for people making over $500,000 a year. And although reliable figures for Canada are difficult to access, they would likely be quite similar: Continue reading “It’s not the truly needy “welfare queens” but the insatiably greedy “welfare kings” whose pushy snouts are slurping the public trough dry”

50 years after the Top 40 hit, are worldwide U.S./NATO aggression & the inevitable terrorist blowback leading Earth back to the “Eve of Destruction”?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
Pax Americana
“The eastern world, it is explodin’
Violence flarin’ and bullets loadin’….
And that Jordan River has bodies floatin’
But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction”

-Partial lyrics to the 1965 hit Eve of Destruction by Barry Mcguire

They say that a people that forgets its history is doomed to repeat the mistakes of its past. Yet today it seems that not only the U.S. but also its NATO and non-NATO “allies” have contracted collective amnesia when it comes to the sordid and sorry legacy of U.S. military adventurism in the name of extending and preserving corporate-capitalist U.S. global hegemony. How much further can the envelope of macho recklessness be pushed before the price for all of humankind becomes too much to even ponder? Continue reading “50 years after the Top 40 hit, are worldwide U.S./NATO aggression & the inevitable terrorist blowback leading Earth back to the “Eve of Destruction”?”

It’s time to admit defeat in the “War On Drugs” & the “War On Terror”, & wage a winnable, all-out War On Poverty

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
socialism
An alien advance scout visiting Earth for the first time would no doubt have to report back to his or her mission commanders that “this world is going to hell in a handbasket,” and discourage any further thought of seeking any productive form of interaction with the human species. The problems plaguing this imperilled planet have reached the point of seeming too punishing to even ponder. All of which raises the terrifying question: Has humankind now sown the seeds of its own inevitable demise? Continue reading “It’s time to admit defeat in the “War On Drugs” & the “War On Terror”, & wage a winnable, all-out War On Poverty”

Bigotry & hatred flourish everywhere, but nowhere more violent or venomous than in the United States of America

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
Injustice
For the first time in 95 years, The New York Times ran a front-page editorial today – decrying the gun violence that has become so rampant in the United States of America. One would think that after having become the most prosperous society on Earth after the Second World War, that the U.S. might have become a land where hate would die. But that never happened! Continue reading “Bigotry & hatred flourish everywhere, but nowhere more violent or venomous than in the United States of America”

The lunatic fringe doesn’t really believe guns will protect them from Uncle Sam, it’s all just routine, rabid, racist coding

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
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The psychopathic RWNJs at the NRA (National Rifle Association) think they’re fooling everyone with their thinly-veiled lies that Amerikkkans need high-powered weapons to defend themselves on that inevitable day when the big bad government comes to take them – and their guns – away. The problem is, though, that to be able to shroud their racist, misogynistic (woman-hating), homophobic and all-around bigoted message in coding simple enough for their largely illiterate and largely trail-park sheep to understand, it has to be just too primitive to be able to fool anyone else. Continue reading “The lunatic fringe doesn’t really believe guns will protect them from Uncle Sam, it’s all just routine, rabid, racist coding”

The insatiable greed of the Top1% & the gap between The Rich & The Rest lower North America into a low-wage cesspool

By Henry McRandallCorporate immunity
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The massive redistribution of wealth, income and power – not downwards from The Rich to The Rest but upwards from The Rest to The Rich – ever since that semi-literate goofball, Ronald Reagan, conned the world with his vapid promise of “short-term pain for long-term gain” – is turning what was for decades the wealthiest continent on Earth into a low-wage cesspool and a working-class hell. In fact, the gap between the Top1% and the Other99% has so exploded in recent years that just 20 U.S. billionaires are now worth more than 50% of the entire population. And the Canadian reality is just as stark and shocking. Continue reading “The insatiable greed of the Top1% & the gap between The Rich & The Rest lower North America into a low-wage cesspool”

Mass murder becomes almost a fact of daily life – er, death – in the supposed “home of the brave, land of the free”

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM
Alien
As of the latest count, at least 14 people have been killed and another 14 wounded after as many as three gunmen went on a shooting spree today in a center for persons with serious physical and/or intellectual handicaps in San Bernardino, California. It was the 315th mass shooting in Amerikkka so far this year and the rate has soared to almost one mass shooting a day. Some would suggest that this most recent heinous and cowardly assault underscores the necessity of tightening up U.S. gun laws. It’s a moot point, however, since with at least as many firearms – including many, many high-powered firearms – in the hands of the public as there are people in the country, the possibility of ever keeping them out of the hands of psychopathic criminals is approximately equal to zero. There’s no putting that genie back in the bottle. So, where does that leave us? Continue reading “Mass murder becomes almost a fact of daily life – er, death – in the supposed “home of the brave, land of the free””