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The Horsemeat Burger Racket
Recent events in Europe have demonstrated the fallacy of free market Capitalism as a neoliberal Orthodoxy, context of Food Standards enforcement. The presence of horse DNA in burgers and ready meals offered up unknowingly by such Corporate behemoths in Little Britain as Tesco and by Nestlé as the world’s largest largest food producer has demonstrated yet another downside of weak State when it comes to Consumer protection, and this is not a phenomenon accordant as exists in ‘splendid isolation’?
That is to say, when the profit incentive rules, and trust is handed over to ‘self regulation’ we have a ‘carte blanche’ given to what amounts to no more than ‘Gangster Capitalism’ to employ a phrase utilised by Michael Woodiwiss?
The whirlwind of thorns which is profit maximization encompasses, or circumscribes however unwittingly, a pathological syndrome of abuse as would be hidden by a masquerade or charade of respectability as part of the illusion?
No Capitalist system is an island, to paraphrase Donne?
The rationale of food adulteration context of increasing profit towards maximization is readily demonstrable; when horsemeat is one third of the price of pork or beef then there is clear incentive for counterfeiture or adulteration – and Free Market Capitalism is the ideal spawning ground for such criminality based on the abuse of trust which neoliberal orthodoxy opens up the floodgates for, not least sense of ‘trickle down’ reiterating such lunacy as the premise that tax cuts for the rich will lead ultimately to a stimulation of the economy and the betterment of material conditions for the poor; or that State subsidy of Corporations such as Wal Mart through Food Stamp or SNAP leads to a more efficient and effective Economy?
Meanwhile, millions of the majority die deliberatively as the demand of austerity is for a greater rapidity, apropos the concept of ‘surplus’ in a utilitarian context?
The Stateless Bastards who benefit from such racket of Economic Warfare care not, such the expression of their psychopathology; the love of money demands mere ‘prole’ eat shit and die as expressed polymorphous and literal; they as worshippers of profit are the ‘People’ as ‘Inner Party’ or ‘Masters of the Universe’ enjoying the tax breaks which their purchase of the Political system as a ‘moral’ economy confers, and they are currently ‘living it up big style’ context material of the transfer of resources from the poor to the rich as demonstrable by the Gini Coefficient as represents ‘Economic Depression’; behind every fantastic material wealth as a monstrosity of expropriation demanding abrogation of spirituality there lurks a gap commensurate of that between illusion and reality; represented at a very basic level of the ‘caste’ of need whereby the sucker never to be given an even break; as in believing he or she is eating product ‘a’ while in fact eating product ‘b’ – and such only the start of the alphabet; one aspect of the ‘gap’ which exists not to be minded, such the capture, such the expropriation, such the Consumerism as in a sword being double edged?
Underneath the belly of such Beast as where horsemeat can be presented as ‘beef burger’ such the grind, there exists a ‘wealth’ of prospects existing as prospective ‘manna’ to the gangster with profit singularly in ‘mind’ needless to say: think cat, think dog, and at the extremity think of cannibalism as presented acceptable sense of the satire as represented within ‘Soylent Green’. (Rationale for the profitability given below)
As a trained ‘storm trooper’ of Capitalism, sense of the ideological component imbued in such concepts as ‘profit maximization’ studied, which these small quarters represent, though there is not quite a prostitution to the level of the ‘Chicago School’ – where ideological horse shit is served up as pure Kobe beef fillet such the massage as accepted lest there be heresy, there can yet be an insight which acknowledges the nature of the game sense of drive towards the lowest common denominator – if not prevented by the presence of ‘public service’ and the existence of a State where service to ones fellow man yet prevails? This sufficient for there to be the proposition that where in old Europe there exists a variety of Gangster Incorporated with Capitalism as a system then this is only the tip of an iceberg; and for all the ‘excuses’ or rationalizations which the relevant authorities throughout old Europe can come up with – then multiply it tenfold when it comes to such gutted regulatory bodies such as the FDA in America and the commensurate hegemony of neoliberal orthodoxy when it comes to the real ‘eat shit and die’ of Economy considered as a distributive mechanism of wealth, and where, in consequence, a population greater than that of Spain is currently reliant upon the ‘philanthropy’ of JP Morgan Chase concerning supplemental nutrition.
Consider, in addition to the earlier mentioned work by Woodiwiss that of ‘Fast Food Nation’ by Eric Schlosser?
Consider the ‘Military Industrial Complex’?
Let us talk obscenity as a recognition of how far ‘we’ have descended that ‘shit’ should be eaten ‘happily’ as a major aspect of Consumerism in a ‘free market’ reinforced through the marketing hype – operating all but free of regulation- interests of market efficiency and effectiveness; permit us to talk of how the money in our pockets is ‘clipped’ purposive of the control and issue of currency by private interests to the detriment of State, through to the adulterated meat eaten by the ever so necessary ‘Untermensch’ which contains God knows what substitute such the spectrum as exists under dominance, such the ‘fullness’ as misnomer to ‘crimethink’. There is a case to be made, aside of all moral consideration context of Politics as ‘Moral Economics’, as much as there is money to be made from the representation of horsemeat as beef such the burger as would be made in the grind down to material gain, or profit isolated in the psychopathology?
The shit, as they say, is polymorphous in the going down, such the forensics?
Gone are the days when such a figure as Carnegie could contend that the millionaires are the bees who make the honey; we rather have the tragedy of a descent into immorality as would be a challenge to mere propaganda; sense of minimising the gap as the public is aware of or ‘suspects’; the jungle is urbane as per the hype and you my friend as fellow Citizen, are to likelihood the prey whose trust would be sadly misplaced, evident at the level Feuerbachian of being what you eat – sense of the materialism as has come to prevail thru wilful deliberation at the level of Globalization?
In America as throughout most of Europe sense of ‘political representation’ being by the ‘Outer Party’ for the ‘Inner Party’ such the prostitution as when Money becomes ‘Incorporated’ sense of political form as intimated by Mussolini and as per the prescience of Orwell, what really matters at a pragmatic level is the preservation of the illusion; the perpetuation of the debt being paid to the abominable; this despite the consequences for the People as majority living in an age of Austerity proportionate to the hegemony of a ‘smelly little orthodoxy’ requisite for the transfer of resources to go on to point of the best laid scheme of ‘Globalization’ where shit is eaten readily by the masses?
For horsemeat is the thin end of the wedge, such the DNA?
As these small quarters write, there are machinations for the control of taxation of the rich at an International level apropos of ‘Globalization’. The real horsemeat/dogmeat/catmeat as precursor to cannibalism subjugate to necrotrophic parasitism is thereby being ‘rationalized’; the real shit which the majority of the human population is to eat happily, as per ‘best laid scheme’ of Gangster Capitalism as a dominance of illusion, is being prepared as a burger truly of deluxe proportion, and expressive of the collapse of sovereignty of Nation in face of the ascent of Stateless Bastards as would be served by a Global ‘Parliament’ of whores. The very parties who propose the measures for protection are as foxes who would be placed in charge of the hen hut; and the theft of human dignity would be as unregulated in such a free market optimised as to orthodoxy and the marginalisation of heretics – to say nought of subversives, such the abysmal spectrum context of the holistic?
They would have you not see the gap, they would portray such intervention as humanitarian despite the far greater sufferance caused, they would have you not realise the turn of the screw is not necessary by ‘Incorporation’ as a capture of the institutions of State as regulatory as the money in your pocket hard earned, or given grudgingly to the necessary surplus labor as serves control by fear, and which would see horsemeat in burgers as ‘luxury’ sense of the real shit as would be served up to the majority under demands of a care not, such the control and issue of the currency as illusion supported by propaganda demands a ‘going down’?
Reading over this small article it is apparent that a ‘promise’ made to ‘defend’ the proposition that under profit maximization the representation of horsemeat as beef is logical’ is absent.
For the true Stateless Bastard who cares not such the abrogation entailing Criminality form of expropriation unlimited, the greatest profit is to be derived from parallel of concentration camp, where labor is worked to death under fear, and where the maximum recovery of costs prevails as an externalization. Cremation of the dead slave, or burial, represents the loss of profit in sense of recoverable costs as a feed in to the value chain under the dictates of profit maximization; that the bare minimum costs of subsistence of the labor force as must be provided to ensure approximation of marginal costs to marginal revenues demands the flesh of the dead as worked to death be considered as sustenance for the remaining slave labor as dumb animal; and that the bones be ground down for purpose pragmatic. To such a scenario of expropriation epitomised the adulteration of beef by horse, dog or cat in ‘foodstuff’ provided to the majority as mere ‘Untermensch’ existing to be abused represents altruism in context of philanthropy; sense of the sacrifice of profit.
‘The Horror, the horror’ as said Mistah Kurtz, indeed, such the Heart of Darkness as the abrogation of Humanity in face of the need for ever more profit leads towards?
Yet just a spoonful of sugar makes the shit go down, and be seen as medicine indeed; and as the size of such spoon diminishes under dictate of minimizing costs to maximize profit as can be expropriated, so resounds the response of Stateless Bastards as can tragically say to what would otherwise but for their abrogation be fellow Man:
‘Eat shit and die!’
-And that this be seen as ‘philanthropy’ such the perversion of Humanitarianism by the mere whores who would serve the People as Politicians worthy of the propaganda and thereby Incorporated on the payroll?
Horsemeat served up as beef, and Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
The drone goes on so as to delineate such austerity as necessary?
Stephen Martin can be reached at: email@example.com