body simarchetto: marzo 2010

domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

Where's our money?

Our topic today: What is capitalism?

" - Capitalism? Well, why should there be any question about it?
  - Hasn't it given us the highest standard of living in the world?"

" - We're free to try to make a profit, to just get by, or to fail."

" -There is the basis of the capitalistic system: the profit motive." 

" - That's what capitalism is: a system of free enterprise.
  - Now tell us what ''free enterprise'' means."

" - The basic law of life is that if you have things, you can easily get more things. Very quickly, one guy can have five times more than anybody else.

" - Free enterprise."
" - Competition."
" - The profit motive."

" - It seems like capitalism is just collapsing on itself.
   - Who got rich here?"

" - Where's our money?
   - Donde?"

" - A financial coup d'Ètat"

" - How did this collapse happen?"

" - I felt that the announcement of this crisis in September, just a few weeks before election, was very suspicious."

" - Wall Street is in charge."

" - Barack Obama is a socialist, it's that simple."  heheh

What the fuck happened?
We want our money back!

Trailer "Capitalism: A Love Story"  a Michael Moore movie about a crime story, a war story about class warfare.

The International

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We'll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we'll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They'll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
E'er the thieves will out with their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Each at the forge must do their duty
And we'll strike while the iron is hot.

Written by: Eugène Pottier - Paris, June 1871
Music by: Pierre Degeyter - 1888,

miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2010

The repression of the excluded

BOPE: One of the most efficient urban combat troops in the world. 

The police is an institution that was created to be violent and corrupt, to protect the State and the elite.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the policy of repression in the name of the State maintains 2 million people of the "favelas", all those people who have been excluded by the society, calmed and under the control.

A documentary about the conflicts generated by the drug traffic in Brazil.  

Rio de Janeiro has got more than 700 favelas. Almost all of them crowded with drug dealers armed to their teeth. They're armed with AR-15, Pisto-UZI, H&K and so on.
Everywhere else in the word those weapons are used in wars. But in Rio, they're the weapons of crime.

Trailer for the Brazilian movie Elite Squad [Tropa de Elite] [2007].