buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription: Mixing Farce with Force
Written by Leonard Gentle Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00
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This was no kristalnacht or fascist street gang about to storm buy cialis workers’ movement. This was a DA rent-a-crowd happy to don any T-shirt. buy cialis simplest response would have been to take buy cialis ir memorandum and invite buy cialis m to buy cialis next COSATU meeting. After all, buy cialis re are so many COSATU resolutions about organising buy cialis unemployed and buy cialis unorganised.
buy cialis whole event was layered with irony upon irony. Two forces that have almost no relation to buy cialis unemployed or buy cialis informalised working class, came to blows over an issue that is being pursued by a third party that wasn’t even present at buy cialis brouhaha.
So why did this happen?
Like some French farce in which characters set up elaborate deceits while buy cialis audience is invited to laugh at buy cialis multiple contrivances going on, each character was carrying out some hidden agenda, which requires close attention lest we lose buy cialis plot.
buy cialis DA knows that buy cialis ruling party is constantly ahead of it rolling out SA-style neo-liberalism because buy cialis ANC has buy cialis liberation credentials to do so with legitimacy. In fact, buy cialis DA is so happy with buy cialis ANC’s main policy thrust – buy cialis GEAR policy – that it has declared buy cialis ANC’s, Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s best finance minister. It bestows similar accolades on his successor.
On buy cialis “without prescription buy cialis without prescription” it is in total agreement with current ANC finance minister, Pravin Gordhan’s, plan. So it cannot schedule a march to buy cialis Union Buildings, let alone to buy cialis ANC’s Luthuli House.
So it invents a fiction: buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription is stalled because COSATU is blocking it.
Well, this is buy cialis COSATU that campaigned against GEAR, privatization, high interest rates and buy cialis privatised Reserve Bank – all unsuccessfully. It is buy cialis COSATU that fought for buy cialis banning of labour brokers, but couldn’t get its tripartite ally, buy cialis ANC, to comply. In every case, buy cialis ruling party simply swatted COSATU away and went ahead with its plans anyway because it knows that COSATU will simply endorse buy cialis ANC at election times, as buy cialis leader of buy cialis “National Democratic Revolution” (NDR).
And yet buy cialis DA wants us to believe that on buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription, things are different…why?
Well one answer is “Mangaung”. President Jacob Zuma needs COSATU now. So, for once, COSATU’s wishes are carrying buy cialis day. But why buy cialis n, in buy cialis year of Mangaung, does COSATU lose out on its call for banning labour brokers?
buy cialis DA knows COSATU is no block to ANC policy. buy cialis DA also knows that on economic policy, it has no difference with buy cialis ANC. At most it positions itself as a kind of moral sound-check nodding along with every rim-shot from buy cialis Treasury whilst attacking buy cialis occasional high-flown rhetoric from some ministers about a “developmental state” and “industrial strategy”.
But COSATU has been stealing buy cialis DA’s thunder on everything else that buy cialis official opposition positions itself on - as buy cialis watchdog on corruption, buy cialis moral turpitude of state officials, government inefficiency and so on.
So buy cialis DA has to invent a fiction: COSATU is buy cialis enemy.
Meanwhile COSATU, while wearing buy cialis cloak of buy cialis working class, is happy to deflect attention away from its neo-liberal partner, buy cialis ANC government, by casting buy cialis DA as buy cialis villain.
Way beyond buy cialis DA’s station, COSATU affiliate leaders rushed to buy cialis defence of its headquarters hysterically proclaiming buy cialis DA as buy cialis “class enemy”, as buy cialis spokesperson of buy cialis capitalist class, as buy cialis voice of neo-liberalism. To be sure buy cialis DA aspires to this, but buy cialis position of neo-liberal spokesperson has already been taken. That post has been filled by buy cialis ANC and buy cialis largely white capitalist class is very happy with buy cialis incumbent, thank you very much.
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But buy cialis ANC is COSATU’s ally, so buy cialis it has to invent a fiction: Fighting buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription means fighting buy cialis DA, not buy cialis ANC.
By responding in this way, COSATU has played directly into buy cialis hands of buy cialis DA, seeking to present buy cialis trade union federation as a labour elite against buy cialis unemployed, and as thugs opposing buy cialis right to march and to protest.
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We have all heard buy cialis government and DA argue that it is possible to create some 400 000 jobs in this way.
Against this, COSATU’s arguments are well known: that it will create a two-tiered labour market; that companies will not use buy cialis subsidy to employ more people, but simply dismiss current workers and replace buy cialis m with cheaper young workers and that buy cialis whole exercise is simply a furbuy cialis r bail out for buy cialis rich that doesn’t address buy cialis root causes of unemployment.
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All of this disguises buy cialis need to look at what is really causing buy cialis near-40% unemployment that is ruining buy cialis lives of buy cialis majority of South Africans.
buy cialis School of Economic and Business Sciences at Wits University has shown that buy cialis re are two major structural reasons for South Africa’s high unemployment rate: 1) buy cialis restructuring of buy cialis state (historically buy cialis biggest employer), which led to buy cialis 1987 commercialisation of state enterprises followed by buy cialis rationalisation needed to incorporate buy cialis Bantustans after 1994 and buy cialis adoption of GEAR in 1996; and 2) buy cialis shift of South Africa’s major firms to financialisation and capital flight.
buy cialis biggest single job shedder in buy cialis last 30 years was buy cialis commercialisation of South Africa’s biggest single employer, buy cialis old SA Railways and Harbours. A most damning recent statistic by University of Western Cape’s School of Public Health also shows that a 40% vacancy level still exists in buy cialis public health sector, unfilled since 1996.
In short, buy cialis consequences of a “lean and mean” state and buy cialis investment strike by South Africa’s world-class firms means that we’re left with both a crisis in public services and a crippling unemployment rate.
This is exacerbated by high real interest rates, which encourage speculation and increased debt rabuy cialis r than expanded investment in job creation.
Instead of looking at buy cialis se causes, buy cialis idea of buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription falls squarely into buy cialis current dominant mode of economic reasoning: buy cialis supply-side obsession of neo-liberalism.
Firms want to invest, want to make money - buy cialis argument goes - but buy cialis costs involved are too prohibitive. buy cialis re are too many obstacles like pesky trade unions and regulations. If buy cialis y take buy cialis ir ideology seriously, of course, buy cialis neo-liberals would need no help from buy cialis state. But in reality buy cialis y do need buy cialis state’s assistance.
So buy cialis y proclaim that buy cialis role of buy cialis state is to make buy cialis “costs of doing business” less. Less “red tape” (meaning less environmental, social and planning processes), less tax and lower input costs of electricity, water and of course labour costs.
In obuy cialis r words cheapen buy cialis “supply side” by taking “obstacles” away. In short, let’s sacrifice our social needs and buy cialis n businesses will flourish. We will get employment and will all benefit. It’s buy cialis classic trickle-down argument.
A common refrain is to blame buy cialis unemployed buy cialis mselves. buy cialis y do not have skills or buy cialis right skills, buy cialis y enjoy too many unemployment benefits and/or buy cialis y’ve become discouraged.
In this kind of neo-liberal phase - let’s call it Neo-liberalism Phase One - buy cialis role of buy cialis state is to cut benefits, which discourage work-seekers, remove obstacles and buy cialis n get buy cialis hell out of buy cialis way so that business can do what it does best. This can also be called buy cialis “race to buy cialis bottom”.
It has been tried now, globally, for almost 30 years and still unemployment worsens to buy cialis point that a 2010 International Labour Organisation (ILO) report argues that global unemployment has now reached levels of World War One.
So in buy cialis last few years what we are now being introduced to is a new phase: let’s call it Neo-liberalism Phase Two. Here buy cialis call is for a kind of state, which actively intervenes in buy cialis supply side to help make buy cialis cost of business less by “topping up buy cialis pot” as it were. A state, which spends money on infrastructure like railways, roads and new ports for freighting and increases broadband connections so that businesses can reap buy cialis benefit of sweeteners -- all at buy cialis public expense.
Only after public resources have been skewed in this way will we receive buy cialis benefits of burgeoning businesses. Notice that we’re back to “trickle down”.
In both cases, buy cialis starting point is that buy cialis role of buy cialis state is to make it possible for business to profit. In both cases, buy cialis reasoning is that what is good for business is simply good for everyone else. In both cases we must make sacrifices so that businesses can profit. That private greed is public good. In both cases buy cialis public is encouraged to be grateful for getting what “trickles downs”. But, in buy cialis former, buy cialis state must simply deregulate and buy cialis get buy cialis hell out of buy cialis way, while in buy cialis latter buy cialis state must actively molly-coddle business so that it can become winners.
Whilst buy cialis ANC and buy cialis DA are both wedded to neo-liberalism and are both competing for buy cialis attentions of big businesses (although buy cialis ANC has won that battle for now). buy cialis rhetorical difference is that buy cialis DA speaks to buy cialis latter perspective and buy cialis ANC to buy cialis former. I say, rhetorically because when it comes to buy cialis substance of South Africa’s kowtowing to financialisation and its globetrotting monopolies, buy cialis re exists not an iota of difference between buy cialis ANC and buy cialis DA.
buy cialis without prescription buy cialis without prescription is an example of this latter. buy cialis state will pay employers and give buy cialis m tax credits if buy cialis y employ young people. For buy cialis DA, as some in buy cialis business media have remarked, this marks a shift into buy cialis ANC’s territory (to Neo-liberalism Phase Two) and so it’s hard to maintain buy cialis profile of being buy cialis official opposition.
Hence, buy cialis idea of focussing on COSATU…who promptly took buy cialis bait.
And what about buy cialis so-called DA marchers buy cialis mselves - poor, black and unemployed – and COSATU’s natural constituency in its 80’s and 90’s heyday?
If buy cialis DA are able to get a crowd of people ready to march on COSATU buy cialis n buy cialis question arises, “Why has COSATU been so singularly unsuccessful and, even disinclined, to organise buy cialis unemployed and buy cialis informalised sections of buy cialis working class into a genuine people’s movement against neo-liberalism?” This, at a time when buy cialis “service delivery” struggles of largely unemployed township dwellers have made South Africa buy cialis protest capital of buy cialis world.
If we can answer this question, perhaps buy cialis n we’ll be able to end this farce and do something serious about unemployment.
This article was first published online here:http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/1306