I discovered this video while browsing Facebook. I immediately felt compelled to share it on CBP. Gary Younge eloquently explains the situation that Donald Trump embodies.
I’ve argued that the TPP is simply the natural progression of capitalisim seeking the easiest path to more capital. In my argument I even said I don’t see anything wrong with it since we live in a country where people feel that they should be paid ridiculous amounts of money for jobs that don’t require an education or skill.
I’ve started to backtrack on my comments and thoughts because I realized I sounded a lot like the people I tend to have a problem with. With this commentary by Gary, I realize that if I see the failure of people to get an education as only their poor decision making without admitting that the system does have influence, I add to the wrong side of the argument. Capitalism requires cheap labor. As much as the small business person in me wants to keep my margins low and earn as much as possible, the socialist in me would really like it if electricians, plumbers, and machinists were able to form stronger unions and earn more for the skills that they’ve mastered. The socialist in me wants the US to divert funds from the war machine (of which I was a part of) to education and pay teachers more, and also pay for better training for police officers who are not sensitive to race.
Watch this video and share the page with those who are like me. Those people who are really thoughtful, but fail to realize that it’s not Donald Trump that should worry us, it’s the system that has created the TPP and the removal of jobs from the country by big business and a lobbyist influenced congress.
P.S. I had no idea that the same person existed in every nation.