We do not have capitalism or socialism. We have a “MIXED SYSTEM,” which only pretends to be a mix of free markets and of social, governmental regulation. In present devolvement, our political parties and periodic elections are more for farce and diversion, bread and circuses, than for anything very meaningful.
Our “free markets” are often stacked by “something-not-quite-governmental,” to be run by favorite (kickback) pretty boys, by enacting regulations designed, directly or indirectly, to limit, control, or steer competition.
Our “socialistic regulation” emerges less to help “the people” than to help hogs, snarfling behind the scenes, through revolving doors.
Without bloody revolution, how do we rid ourselves of being ruled, through a charade of fronting tools, by psychopathic, internationally irresponsible, snarfling hogs?
Bush was a tool. Obama will be a tool. The present system has morphed away from free markets and socially responsible regulation and tipped to an abomination, to be run by tools, for ghouls, against fools.
Still, it is not primarily our economy that we must recover. Rather, we must recover basis more than blind faith to once again have trust in one another. Those among us who would do that must make ourselves independently worthy of being trusted.
What Intellectual Samurai or Magnificent Seven can lead and deliver us from our presently accursed system to a bona fide mixed system? How do we suddenly make the leap to say "NO" to: false consciousness, false education, false entertainment, false drugs, false morality, false media, and false leadership? How do we, as one, open our eyes, free our minds, and transcend our oppressors?
Only in response to humble, willing receptivity to a higher source of personal intuition and purpose will a viable path beckon.