Adaptation of antiquated philosophies to new data fails
Preserving illusions of "democracy"in the Security State fails
Universal surveillance and universal data management are the New Facts
If knowledge is power,it might explain why KGB's Andropov &Putin ruled
and a Bush dynasty started with Elder Bush's CIA career
and why Wikileaks and Bradley Manning pose serious threats to the status quo
Classical Marxism no longer exists-Russia &China corrupted via crony capitalism
State Socialism subsidies diluted by budget austerities
New World Order priorities link minority elites internationally
leaving the 99% on the streets to ineffectively protest
Middle classes are passe-certain skills are valued differentially
while old occupations become the new impoverished "working" poor class
Startups and venture capital fund enterprises for a few entrepreneurs-
the rest trade skills for survival.Meet McDonalds managers(in every continent!)
Our conundrum remains inequality.Confiscation fails.Revolutions fail.
Gated communities hide wealth creators and storers guarded and armed.
Unless and until new marketable commodities and skills are shared at large
we will still be looking at the gap between
obselete political philosophies and current economic realities.