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Much ink has been spilt on the current economic crisis - as much or more so than on the depression of the 29. Not going to talk about the causes of these crises, but rather on its consequences, and specifically on the different reaction that has caused every one of these in the society, and more specifically in this traditionally called working class or with a more Marxist terminology, proletariat.
When took place the crisis of the 29 ... well, we all remember those executives and speculators on the stock exchange (these were the ones who caused the disaster) throwing themselves at the windows of the skyscraper. LOTR that now ...
Mira, in contrast the reaction of governments if that sounds to me like known. The president of the country where it originated the crisis of the 29, Hoover launched a deflationary policy - the recipe classic liberal- control of public expenditure (to then say that history never repeats itself) that the only thing he did was to worsen the situation. And while the ship sank this ultra-liberal proclaiming that "prosperity is just around the corner", where the number of unemployed persons in the United States already reached six million. To contain spending led to more unemployment, and causing more unemployment, people had less money to spend, and then to not buy the companies were saggy ... in a vicious circle.
Clear, lost the elections of the hand of Roosevelt, which was launched in its electoral campaign the novel idea - at the time, and very criticized by "wasteful" by the ... yes, those - that the people had to have a job and money to spend and so get over the depression. LOTR that now…and I am referring to the reaction of voters.
Because what if that has nothing to do it is the reaction of the people ... the Gila humorist once said that he had been a republican all his life because this regime was that gave him a weekly day of rest, forcing the shops -was dependent - to close to their workers would be able to rest. Now that LOTR ... where a classless working class that is not conscious of its interests applauds frantically suicidal idea -suicide for them - that everything has to be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year-.
Equally or more suicidal is the collective applause for this class? The attack on everything public ... and I am not referring to what is going to happen when the public health burst -rather make burst ... - I mean that the function is public (and especially in Spain, where everything is going in plug and there is no R&D) the almost unique opportunity to have a person born within the working class to climb the social ladder.
By eliminating the officials are eliminating the possibility that they could take their children to be mechanical, waiters, masons ... or is that really someone is so stupid to believe that in the capitalist system normally triumphs (and i mean to succeed, not having a bar working 80 hours per week and be bought then a casoplon of doubtful taste exploiting immigrants without contract) which is worth more and not the one who has studied in certain schools where friendships between powerful families?
In conclusion: the workers from the years 30 had very clear who had caused its collapse: the liberal capitalist system. In a few short years this seemed to be going to disappear, while their victims are passed through to the communism, fascism or the anarchism (700,000 affiliates had the CNT); and the capitalism could only be saved by washing your face, taking the measures of the economist Keynes (that was widely criticized by ... yes, that is) that were the basis of the Welfare State.
But ... of the three systems in liza in the twentieth century, fascism was defeated in the Second World War, the communism in 1990 with the defeat of the USSR in the Cold War, and the only existing system already doesn't have to pretend ...
And it will not do so while their victims continue to believe in his speech.