“Viva la revolucion!”, “Vive la revolution!” and “Long live the revolution!” are just a few of the phrases likely to be chanted around the world in the coming months as the masses – the poor, the working class and the middle class – across the globe join the “great awakening” that is now taking hold and could eventually put a final end to “rule of the people, by the rich (and their lackeys), for the rich.”
With the possible exceptions of Cuba and Venezuela, there is not a country in the world today – whether it calls itself a “democracy” or not – that is not under the brutal control of a tiny econocorporate socioeconomic elite – the billlionaire and mega-millionaire banksters and so-called “captains” of industry – that has taken it upon itself to strip the masses of all their wealth and all their power.
Not all countries today claim to be “democracies.” But every one that does has been taken over in the past 30 years by a tiny cadre of well-heeled tyrants who have turned the erstwhile democracies into plutocracies, oligarchies and kleptocracies.
That includes, of course, both the United States and Canada, as well as every country in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The protests occuring daily now in at least eight Middle Eastern and North African countries – and the protests that have occurred in recent weeks and months in a host of European countries – are not without merit and justification.
In the Middle East and North Africa, those protests will likely continue until the brutal, corrupt regimes they are against have been toppled. In Europe, the mild protests that have largely quietened down will likely resume in the near future as the government so-called “austerity” budgets that have been promised and threatened actually kick in.
And those protests are likely to spread to the rest of the world – eventually including even Canada and the U.S. – as the global economic meltdown worsens and as the national and multinational econocorporate socioeconomic elites squeeze every last ounce of sustenance they can out of the masses.
The simple reality is that the billionaires and the mega-millionaires of the world have used their almost enitrely ill-gotten gains to take over the Earth and impose harsh political and military repression upon the rest of mankind.
And make no mistake about it: Almost every penny of the wealth of the world’s billionaires and mega-millionaires has been amassed through corruption and crime.
From cheating their employees out of the high wages and the secure pensions they have justly earned to cheating their customers extravagantly on the prices of the goods and services they peddle, to cheating governments out of the very high taxes they should rightly be paying to destroying the atmosphere and the climate with their deadly pollution to raping, looting and pillaging the peasant and indigenous populations of Third World countries, more than 99 percent of the wealth of the world’s billionaires and mega-millionaires is made up of illicit, ill-gotten gains.
The global revolution that is now gaining a precarious foothold in just a few select countries must spread to the entire world if the masses are to sruvive.
The monarchies, the plutocracies, the oligarchies and the kleoptocracies that now dominate the world must be torn asunder and replaced by a real democracy based on human equality and putting need ahead of greed.
And the fortunes of every one of those sordidly corrupt billionaires and mega-millionaires must be completely dissolved – taxed away to nothingness, if you prefer – in order that the rest of mankind can have its fair share of the collective human wealth.
Viva la revolucion!” “Vive la revolution!” And “Long live the revolution!”