Parenti is Dead Wrong
--On October 9, 2002, Michael
Parenti spoke to several hundred people at the St. Andrews Wesley
Church in Vancouver, on "Terrorism, Globalization and Conspiracy."
-----In the video, Parenti begins
by analizing the one he considers most important of the three:
Globalization. According to Parenti, "Globalization is an
attempt to extend corporate monopoly control over the entire
globe; over every national economy, over every local economy,
over every life. I does this by treating international corporative
property rights, and international corporative investment rights,
as supreme; as taking precedence over all other rights, including
our democratic sovereignty.
-----Apparently Parenti does not
know that actually globalization is just a tool for the implementation
on a global scale of a process of destruction of industrial civilization,
resulting in a sort of neo-feudalism, with only two social classes:
The hyper rich and the hyper poor.
-----Strangely, this world without
sovereign nations and feudal city-states, where the hyperpoor
are forced to live just above subsistence levels, is not too
different from the aberration Fidel Castro has implemented in
Cuba. Paradoxically, Parenti and his Berkelian "progressive"
friends are known for their admiration for Castro's policies,
which are nothing but a testing ground for the Capitalist conspiracy
Parenti claims to oppose.
-----According to Parenti, "Globalization
is a future variant of Imperialism." He defines Imperialism
as "that system in which the leading dominant elements in
one country expropriate the land, the labor, the resources, the
capital of the peoples of other countries." Well, I can
affirm that at least Fidel Castro is not an imperialist. Though
he expropriated the land, the labor, the resources, the capital
of the people his country, he never did to the peoples
of other countries . . . well, save for a few billions he stole
from Angola and other African countries.
-----Parenti proceeds by stating
that "Imperialism is an expansionist form of Capitalism."
After making the distinction that he is not talking about mom
and pop stores, but about "the other ninety percent of the
wealth in this world," he launches
an anti-capitalist tirade: "I'm talking about the
giant finacial institutions, the giant transnational corporations
that control the lyon's share of the world's worth, that control
the populations and the power of nations."
-----Then Parenti makes a lapidary
statement: "You can't talk about Inperialism without talking
-----An here is where Parenti is
dead wrong. Actually, contrary to his beliefs, you can talk about
Imperialism without talking about Capitalism, because actually
Imperialism, the product of monopolistic Capitalism, is not Capitalism
at all, but another form of Socialism -- a system that Parenti
and his friends love so much. In fact, most of the evils atributed
to Capitalism are not of is own, but the result of socialist,
anticapitalist features subreptitiously infiltrated inside Capitalism
by the monopolist globalists.
-----Once one discover that the
person who affirmed that "Competition is a sin," was
not Karl Marx or Vladimir I. Lenin, but John D. Rockefeller,
it becomes evident that monopolistic capitalism, is nothing but
Socialism in disguise. And you don't have to believe my words.
A long time time ago, somebody expressed it with a keen sense
-- A 1911
St. Louis Post-Dispatch with a cartoon
by Robert Minor