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Response to plethoro (Reply #22)
Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:06 PM
jtuck004 (15,863 posts)
27. "They acquiesced." Easy, just give 'em more money, don't tell them from whence it came.
about 400ish years ago Laboetie pointed out that the tyrant CAN'T give you anything he didn't take from you in the first place. Yet people are exceedingly grateful for the "gift".
Buildings full of bankers who perpetrated a fraud that they testified about in front of Congress, for cryin' out loud, for profit, yet even an investigative effort such as that applied to the older S&L scandal wasn't even mounted. Instead they laugh, and have gathered perhaps trillions of dollars of taxpayer money.
Meanwhile we remove 50,000 families from their homes each month in the wake of the financial ruin left by their continuing enterprises.
Drones for America, indeed. Didn't NYC just arrest an artist who pictured them as using drones? An artist. China executed some of those in the past. First step jail...
That last sentence - I prefer to think of it as investing in ourselves and our neighbors. That way I can see the return I get on it.
Are you a repair plumber? I was for years, and the job description above was what I did too.
But I am talking numbers of people in the millions. All using civil disobedience to stop a gross miscarriage of justice. They would be unstoppable.
Hell, the woman who flies the drone overhead might have a grandpa, mother, or a kid out in that crowd. Milgram's experiments, repeated often by others, tell us that around 60% of people will hurt or even kill when told to simply because someone appears to be an authority. Higher when you train people to do this in the military.
But would it hold up when they have to hurt their family? I wouldn't bet on it if I were one of the tyrants.
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