AMERICAN CAPITALISM GONE WITH A WHIMPER
By Betty Freauf
June 18, 2010
The Russian newspaper Pravda on May 30, 2009 had a news story entitled “ American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper.” If this is true, why does the rest of the world know what is happening to our beloved country while a huge percentage of Americans still don’t have a clue?
Why do people who have emigrated from communist countries recognize the danger America is facing? We hear them call into radio talk shows. They write letters to the local newspaper editor. We have women and men like Paul Walter, (born in a communist country) Webmaster of NewsWithViews.com who tirelessly continue calling out the warning that America is in trouble.
A February 1989 Reader’s Digest article by David Reed asks,” Do South African Sanctions Make Sense?” He was addressing the apartheid issue that was in the headlines in the 80s. Prominent blacks, notably Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the South Africa’s Anglican Church and whose children attended school in America, favored sanctions as the only nonviolent way to end apartheid but the overwhelming majority of blacks were opposed to such measures if that meant losing their jobs; however, they feared speaking out because of a reign of terror imposed by the communist-led African National Congress (ANC), a revolutionary organization that was seeking to overthrow the government. David Ridenour in the December 17, 1988 Human Events newspaper had estimated black South Africans would lose two million jobs by 1990.