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Forum Post: The Tyranny of the Property of the 1%

Posted 2 years ago on June 20, 2012, 10:29 a.m. EST by agkaiser (1320) from Fredericksburg, TX
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On a 'Monarch of the Glen' episode, the laird is urged by the bankers representative to sell off a piece of the estate to service the debt,” contributes Carlos. “How is it his to dispose of? The people of the village and country side worked the land before the laird took over. They lived and died and fought the battles, before, during and after the time they were made subject to the clan chieftain centuries ago. “The domain had to have belonged to the community in the beginning. Why should its disposal be at the whim of a hereditary leader? Are his pride or need more important than the community that lives there? The bank has its talons in the estate and can dictate to the nominal ruler in a way that affects the lives of all. Why do people defend such intolerable arrogance of traditional assignment of private property of, by and for our leaders, even when it threatens our existence?

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1320) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Have you seen David Graeber's "Debt, the First 5000 Years"

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[-] 1 points by RememberIlluminatti (7) 2 years ago

You both are so genius and right. I have a simple theory to these kinds of puzzles and that is this: That amid a revolution, the first one with a microphone, wins. And likewise, the first one to a piece of land with a shovel, also wins. The rest is negotiable in the details.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1320) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

absolutely! Those who got theirs already have blocked the way to our success. Worse, it could only have turned out this way with capitalists in charge. They have the power of compound interest on almost everything we do, which forces the concentration of wealth with them.

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1320) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

“OK, intended or not, you're saying we must have others work for us to be rich.” Lefty hadn't gone to college yet but he was always good at math. He understood that if one had more than average, another must have less. It would be a while before that somewhat intuitive understanding would be reinforced by the zero sum concept of conservation of matter and energy. Still he had enough juice to challenge cousin Red's fantastic faith in 'free' enterprise. “So how many will ever have an opportunity to be anything but one of the many who must work to make another wealthy? And why shouldn't we stick together to get more for ourselves? The rich stick together to keep the much more than average that they have. Derived from: How Does That Work? https://www.createspace.com/3852916