Bourgeois capitalism – and the liberal democracy it generates – has been responsible for electing into high office some of the worst human-beings in history. This middle class process of acquiring and retaining political and economic power has maneuvered those privileged people into positions of immense influence and unquestioned authority, that would otherwise be termed ‘mentally’ ill, or suffering from discernible psychiatric conditions. Although the likes of Adolf Hitler should not be taken lightly, it is important to expose the meglamaniac, the schizophrenic, the bipolar sufferer and those with delusions of grandeur, all of whom should have been kept in a secure environment and given appropriate medical treatment, rather than political power over entire nations, empires and commonwealths. Adolf Hitler was a rightwing capitalist as was one of his greatest admirers – Winston Churchill. Both men were elected into office by the liberal democratic system, and both consequently killed millions through their policies. If the argument is one of ‘degree’, then I will concede that Churchill kept his killing within ‘reasonable’ bourgeois boundaries, whilst Hitler did not. However, this article must not be confined to the usual culprits of bourgeois crime, but must be extended to include the breath-taking array of mass murderers elected into office by the middle class populations of capitalist countries. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does also include unelected dictators and corrupt religious figures courted by capitalist politicians for nefarious ends.
A very well researched documentary exposing the illegal activities of the Bush family, Bill Clinton and Israel.