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wee_ginga_yin
09-06-2011, 11:02 PM
The difference between capitalism and communism is that under capitalism man exploits man, whereas under communism it is the opposite way around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwtKJqJ1uBE

23skidoo
09-07-2011, 03:08 AM
Brilliant, wee, just brilliant. Everything is just right..... great tune......

wee_ginga_yin
09-07-2011, 03:49 AM
Brilliant, wee, just brilliant. Everything is just right..... great tune......
The film was from archive.org. It was a propaganda film about the "red peril"
The song was by Bruce Cockburn and was about interventionism in other countries
internal affairs, specifically the CIA's activities in Latin America and Indochina.

I thought it would be a neat twist if I combined the Japanese insurrection in China
with an anti-imperialist song. You have water, gold, diamonds, oil, fresh air... you have it
and we want it. Expansionism knows no boundaries.

I also find it ironic that the threat back in the 50's was perceived to be military power,
however the battlefield has shifted so that power no longer comes from the barrel of a gun,
but from the keyboard of the computer and singing of the body electric on the stock market.

What with consumer goods production, China now has the whole world in their back pocket.
Who would have thought it?

23skidoo
09-07-2011, 05:52 AM
What with consumer goods production, China now has the whole world in their back pocket.
Who would have thought it?

It dawned on me a couple of years ago that China - and Asia in general - have had the most advanced culture for most of human history. When the world was bigger and there was more regional isolation, the Chinese matured in ways that were mainly unseen in other parts of the world and exerted their influence only in their immediate region. It's only been the last few hundred years that white Europeans have exploited the 'advantage' of better transportation, better weapons, and a less rigid social system to come to the global fore. Since the world has gotten smaller and the playing field has leveled out a bit, I think things are pretty much returning to their previous state - the economic and military locus has shifted from Europe and America back to Asia. And the Chinese have learned from the US since the end of WWII that it's much better to indenture the world than to whack it with a big stick.

Once people start to catch on that we don't have the resources to propel the current ever-expanding-market based system, the $hit is really going to hit the proverbial fan in the West. I anticipate all red-blooded Americans becoming socialists, demanding the redistribution of the means of production from our capitalist oppressors in the Orient.

Seriously.

wee_ginga_yin
09-09-2011, 02:53 AM
Once people start to catch on that we don't have the resources to propel the current ever-expanding-market based system, the $hit is really going to hit the proverbial fan in the West. I anticipate all red-blooded Americans becoming socialists, demanding the redistribution of the means of production from our capitalist oppressors in the Orient.

Seriously.

When looking for motifs to use in the video I selected clips that dealt with work... it is every man's
right to have a job and be paid a decent wage. Food... nobody should be starving in this day and age.
Dancing... cos dancing should be used more often to solve our problems, and running with guns
which is so much worse than running with scissors.

I think Bruce Cockburn is a very clever activist for there is the discongruity that exists between
the serious words and the happy go lucky laid back Caribbean style of the music.
I think to myself that this is happy music so I will give it a listen, and then I am trapped and captivated
by the gravity of the lyrics. That's the way to get the message across.