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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #57)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:30 AM

62. I am perplexed. Do you feel like you aren't subject to "arbitrary unfair decisions by bureaucrats.."

Do you feel like you have a "real say over" your "own government"? Do you feel like you have "freedom of conscience"?

I don't.

I work regularly helping to sell still occupied houses in the process of foreclosure by various banks and "trustees". If the houses sell then people are evicted and they are encouraged to then "go fuck themselves" (not in so many words obviously... the new owners would be afraid to say anything so bluntly, for fear that the newly evicted might think to steal all the copper wiring and the pipes and other fixtures on their way out... which I wouldn't blame them for doing).

Is this the "freedom of conscience" that you think the USSR lacked and the West/US "blesses" its citizens with? Really?

Do you feel like you have a "real say over" your own government? You can bet that there were similar percentages in the USSR who felt that way... just as there were those who, like me, didn't/don't.

I've written books about "arbitrary unfair decisions by bureaucrats"... if you think that is something peculiar to the USSR, you must know all your local bureaucrats... because otherwise their decisions are always "arbitrary", and usually "unfair" (favoring the local "players" that they know over the blue collar schmucks they couldn't give a shit about).

So I ask you... if the citizens weren't "oppressed in their capacity as workers"... but only "in their capacity as citizens", and all such "oppression" was in the name of security in the face of Western pressure/aggression... and the West does the same to its workers... would you say that you are oppressed as a citizen?

I know I'd say I'm oppressed as a worker in 2 of my 4 jobs (not to mention by the fact that I need to juggle 4 jobs to pay for rent and sub-standard benefits and on-sale foodstuffs). I think I'd say I'm oppressed as a citizen, too, by the metrics you set up in your post... soŚ Does that make me more oppressed than workers in the USSR were??

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