01 August, 2012
from RT Website
A woman stands on a street corner in Oruro,
a Bolivian mining town in the Andes Mountains
In a symbolic rejection of U.S. capitalism, Bolivia announced it will expel the Coca-Cola Company from the country at the end of the Mayan calendar.
This will mark the end of capitalism and usher in a new era of equality, the Bolivian govt says.
“December 21 of 2012 will be the end of egoism and division. December 21 should be the end of Coca-Cola,” Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca decreed, with bombast worthy of a viral marketing campaign.
The coming ‘end’ of the Mayan lunar calendar on December 21 of this year has sparked widespread doomsaying of an impending apocalypse.
But Choquehuanca argued differently, claiming it will be the end of days for capitalism, not the planet.
“The planets will align for the first time in 26,000 years and this is the end of capitalism and the beginning of communitarianism,” said Choquehuanca as quoted by Venezuelan newspaper El Periodiquito.
The minister encouraged the people of Bolivia to drink Mocochinche, a peach-flavored soft drink, as an alternative to Coca-Cola.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez followed suit, encouraging his country to ditch the American beverage for fruit juice produced in Venezuela.
Last year, Bolivia became the second Latin American country not to have a single McDonald’s.
The fast food giant finally gave up on Bolivia after being unable to turn a profit in the country for over a decade.
Following this failure, the monolithic multinational released a documentary titled ‘Why McDonald’s failed in Bolivia.’ Referencing surveys, sociologists, nutritionists and historians, the company came to the conclusion it was not their food that was the issue, but a culturally driven boycott.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has a reputation for controversial policies similar to the Coca-Cola ban.
Morales pledged last month to legalize the consumption of coca leaves, one of the main ingredients of cocaine.
“Neither the U.S. nor capitalist countries have a good reason to maintain the ban on coca leaf consumption,” said Morales.
The coca leaf was declared an illegal narcotic by the UN in 1961, along with cocaine, opium and morphine.
The consumption of coca leaves is a centuries-old tradition in Bolivia, strongly rooted in the beliefs of various indigenous groups.
Shama-an.....more good news. Btw did you hear that Timothy Geithner has resigned,,,, I don´t think they have said who will replace him.
That is a good sign and about time, how does he get to resign when other suggestions might be more suitable? Arnold Schwarzenegger might replace him, lol!
Only one question. If you have a higher IQ than me and stuggled in school to succeed, have created some thing good that people need and want, work longer hours to make and sell that thing, should I, as a stranger who doesn't work for you and have never met you, receive largess from your toil? We all know a public safety net is essential so I'm not talking about people with really bad karma who need assistance-should I, healthy and able receive some part of your largess? If so I know a hill where two thieves and another well known personage were crucified-two for thievery the other for preaching-to me help where needed-martydom can be martyr-dum
Thanks for the reply, but not sure I get everything you are saying, maybe you have a higher IQ than me!
Love you, ......
About Geitner....I heard that he gave evidence against the banking cabal.....that was the rumor and we will see. But, he can always be put on trial after he resigns. Scwarzenegger......uhhhh,,,he just led California into bankruptcy ....I guess that makes him qualified..
I heard that a while back, I also heard that Geitner wanted to resign months ago but Obama worked hard for him to stay on!
I personally think we do not need to be governed at all, we can get on very well by ourselves, we have been programmed to believe in that illusion. I would like to see a world where people help each other and useless money is a bad memory that we would rather forget. Can you imagine being able to do anything you want whenever you want, that is true freedom. How many people can say they have that today?
Yes, I agree......I think socialism is one step between capitalism and doing away with money.
As for government,,,the question is why do we need government,,,,,what can it do for us better than we can do for ourselves..........in the past it was roads, schools, and health care. In the future we will have a better system.
"the question is why do we need government"
I sure as hell don't at least.. ;)
I've been at war with mine for 11 years already. I won't miss'em when they finally fall because as of now, they're nothing but a roadblock for my evolution.
Seventh Sister..It is really very simple.....if we stop spending money on army, war and guns......and stop the corporations from stealing all the money,,,,,,then there is plenty of money for everyone. I also heard Richard Branson talking about an idea of benevolent corporations......where the corporations finance social programs.
When people speak about socialism (a very misunderstood word),,,,,,,,it does not mean that there is no capitalism. It means that the resources like oil belong to the people,,,,,,and the profit from oil goes to the government,,,so you do not need taxes. Then this money comes back to the people in the form of services like roads and schools and health care. Just one small example.Then there is the idea of co-operatives ,,,this is where the people who work in a factory own the stock and get the profits.
Yes, we need to evolve and learn to share,,,,,,,,,it might be easier and nearer than we think. Send out the intention every day,,,,,share,,,,,put it into the collective consciousness. What we need is to end the mentality o poverty that really is the 3D vibe,,,and move to a mentality of abundance. The key to this is living in gratitude.
One more note on socialism,,,,,,it is also called middle way economics. I you draw a line,, on the let end you have communism-------------------------at the far right you have capitalism (the kind we have today)....socialism is near the middle,,but, closer to capitalism. Canada was/is a socialist country,,,,,it is not such a scary thing. I say this because there has been a lot of disinfo about this in the last few years.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, socialism can work but you need a very aware public and leaders with only the best of intentions or else it can all go very badly wrong. Everything needs to be out in the open, no more secrets.