People fight these things quite actively and they lose, or they don’t even know and they buy property and there’s a pipeline running through the stream in their backyard or through their farmlands. It’s hidden—it’s literally underground.
Struggles will emerge from below to reclaim democracy for ordinary people and roll back financial power, by reclaiming some existing institutions and innovating new democratic forms of social organization from below.
Art is not this pure thing that comes out of the romantic imagination, a spark from god. It has always emerged within and evolved out of capitalism. Maybe it has something to teach us about the system that gave birth to it.
Even those rights movements that promote economic and social rights are not talking about economic equality. But people are angry about the yawning wealth hierarchies that are increasing in most places.
And we’ll always have what are euphamistically characterized as urban rebellions as long as justice is not meted out, and as long as there is an attempt to cover up the basic tragedy that was involved in the building of these United States of America.
Iñaki need not worry about being thrown in prison; he need not fear pursuit: the Spanish justice system does not persecute his ethnicity. He currently lives in a villa on Lake Geneva. His bank account is full.
Somewhere along the way HBS lost its qualification as an actual educational institution, and just became a facilitator for big business, without even deigning to question the nature of capitalism anymore.