Black People : Ah, Capitalism

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    “American Dream”: Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police

    Residents filled the parking lot with bags and baskets hoping to get some of the baby food, canned goods, noodles and other non-perishables. But a local church never came to pick up the food, as the storeowner prior to the eviction said they had arranged. By the time the people showed up for the food, what was left inside the premises—as with any eviction—came into the ownership of the property holder, SunTrust Bank.

    The bank ordered the food to be loaded into dumpsters and hauled to a landfill instead of distributed. The people that gathered had to be restrained by police as they saw perfectly good food destroyed. Local Sheriff Richard Roundtree told the news “a potential for a riot was extremely high.”

    In a capitalist society, the motive behind the production of food is not to feed people, housing is not made to give them shelter, clothing is not made to keep them warm, and health care is not offered primarily to keep people healthy. All of these things, which are and should be viewed as basic rights, are nothing other than commodities—to be bought and sold—from which to make a profit. If a profit cannot be made, usually due to overproduction in relation to the market, the commodity is considered useless by the capitalist and destroyed.

    http://www.minds.com/blog/view/50666/“american-dream”-food-loaded-into-dumpsters-while-hundreds-of-hungry-americans-restrained-by-police
     
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    Yeah, search doesn't always turn up results specificially inquired about. lol
     
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    The point here is that we live in a society where it is acceptable to do unheard of and unreasonable action (such as waste food in the face of the hungry) simply because someone is not yielding a profit.

    When we look at this in the Capitalist sense of view it makes sense! Who "owned" what.

    When we look at this with Common sense, this makes absolutely no sense at all.
     
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