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Forum Post: There shall be a reckoning.

Posted 4 years ago on June 20, 2013, 3:36 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1888) from Fredericksburg, TX
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What never ceases to amaze me is their foolishness. They believe they're free! They believe the rulers care about the free, if somewhat less than fair and honest, elections. That the chosen politicians make a difference to the billionaires who own the government, we the people and almost everything else . . . or possess the paper that the property secures.

They don't get it. They think that because they're not forbidden to get rich themselves that all is well. But what are the odds? The ten percent who administer the estate of the real owners are the most satisfied among the common folk. The professionals have a much better chance to join the elite class of rulers.

If to be rich means to possess or control ten times the average net worth, wannabes don't understand that only one in ten can be rich, though all the rest have nothing at all. Ninety percent refuse to learn about statistics and probability because they're trained to despise them and those who understand them. They don't know when or how they were hobbled by induced foolishness or learned to imprison their own minds.

The wielders of prejudice, bigotry, nationalism and all manner of intolerance have no idea they're their own victims. They hate most those who would free their minds that they might free themselves. They prefer the illusion of freedom to the thing itself.

"We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." — Louis Brandeis

But dark as it is, the dawn is approaching. There shall be a reckoning.



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[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

"100 + cities & over 1 Million people on the streets..." WOW! Those Brazilians sure have woken up.


[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

The Brazilian Protests were sparked last week by opposition to rising bus fares, but they have spread rapidly to encompass a range of grievances now, as was evident from the placards : "Stop Corruption. Change Brazil" ; "Halt Evictions" ; "Come To The Street - It's The Only Place We Don't Pay Taxes" ; "Government Failure To Understand Education Will Lead To Revolution". Also see :

The '1 Million' figure is a bare minimum !!! Solidarity & respect @ Brazilians !! And to u & yrs O !

consilio et animis ...

[-] 2 points by forourfutures (393) 4 years ago

Brazilian media has not worked as long to divide, or cannot do so as easily in a nation of mostly indigenous people.

In America, Ha! We can't even decide we need good air.

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

You're probably right, hence it will require more perseverance on our part to awaken the critical mass of people we need


[-] 2 points by forourfutures (393) 4 years ago

Yes, those Brazilians are standing in unity for very human principles. We can do the same in our own way by discussion and agreement upon what we all share and rely on for our rights and freedoms.

[-] 5 points by agkaiser (1888) from Fredericksburg, TX 4 years ago

Is video piracy the act of a criminal? Do any see it as a small act of rebellion against the corporatist regime that owns and/or controls the world?

[-] 2 points by schmoot (76) from Kerrville, TX 4 years ago

Is piracy of the intellectual property extracted by corporations from their "consenting" employee corporate cloned slaves the act of a criminal?

Libertarians, don't struggle with this. You'll drown in it. It puts you way out of your depth.