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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)
Tue Apr 30, 2013, 02:35 AM
jtuck004 (10,935 posts)
30. I used to think that, but the more I looked at it, I realized that resignation requires
an awareness of the problem, but most people don't seem to have that. We have several generations of people who have grown up never knowing there could be any other way (doesn't take that long, really - "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" H. Tubmann). We have schooled the life out of our population, taught them to look to others for nearly everything, jump through the proper hoops, respond to marketing with acquiescence instead of skepticism, all in the name of profit and efficiency.
Now we have elected officials that are the sole property of the wealthy, and a population that actually is letting the hungry and cold fall by the wayside so business people and elected officials on airplane rides won't be inconvenienced, so our military can be better funded. We are paying taxes, and both parties are funneling that money to the wealthy as fast as they can, to the detriment of, say, the 6 million people who have been yanked out of their homes, or the 47 million on food stamps.
And most people follow along like Elizabeth Smart, failing to realize that all it would take is to quit doing what her captor told her to do, just run screaming into the street, and it would have all been over. Instead it took 9 months, and she had to be cajoled away from their grasp by armed police. There are myriad examples of this, and now we have a nation of over 300 million people apparently who don't even seem to realize that just need to talk to each other, work together a little bit. And while there are a few people here and there who tell them that they really do have all the power, they no longer seem to have a conceptual understanding of their position.
If someone really did get enough of them to stop the system, the next thing they would do is crucify the bastard because he can't give them the little scraps they are getting from their Masters, because they have no conception of what freedom is any longer.
I think that's something other than resignation. But perhaps not.
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|Faygo Kid||Apr 2013||#17|
I used to think that, but the more I looked at it, I realized that resignation requires
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