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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 11:22 PM
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Feudalism ...alias American Capitalism, Published 1990
Here it is.

The link:

http://users.uniserve.com/~synergy/welcome.htm


Feudalism ...alias American Capitalism


Good resource I found a couple of years ago. READ IT!!


Reasons to Read the Book


Unless you are aware of just how and why the richest 1% in America are directly responsible for the nation's declining quality of life, ...you will probably benefit greatly from the facts and analytical perspectives offered in this book.


Some of the issues covered in the book are listed below:


why the number of American billionaires suddenly doubled in 1986, quadrupled by 1987, and by 1990 was nearly eight-fold!!...while at the same time, the number of soup kitchens and street beggars increased dramatically throughout the country

how and why the richest 1 (one ) percent have come to own more wealth than the combined wealth of the bottom 90 (ninety) percent

why the elected Congress continues to pass discriminating tax shelter laws that make the rich richer and the poor poorer

why and how voters have been left with less influence than lobbyists

why so many of America's politicians can openly break the law ...but remain virtually immune from prosecution

why Wall Street has been preoccupied with leveraged buyouts and mergers, and how they are fleecing the country

why the price of housing has increased to the extent that owning a home is no longer an expectation for many

why workers' wages are steadily dropping, and why America's manufacturing plants continue to close down

why the baby boomers may not have a pension when they retire

why the education system is graduating functional illiterates

why 200 American banks and 226 Savings and Loan thrift institutions (S&L's) failed in 1988 alone

why and how the media is being used to misinform the public

why the American government befriends so many dictators

why the American Dream of the 50's has turned into the American Nightmare of the 80's

why the defense budgets are so huge, ...but still get passed

why a Hollywood actor and a small-town peanut farmer were elected to the highest office

why America has sold military weapons to both Iran and Iraq

why the Allies have helped Israel to forcibly eject Palestinians from land that they (the Palestinians) had occupied for at least the past two thousand years

The items above are just a sample; there is much much more.

http://users.uniserve.com/~synergy/welcome.htm

Sadly enough this was published in 1990.


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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 11:32 PM
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1. thanks!
this is a good resource. been looking for something like this for a while now...
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Wwagsthedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 12:01 AM
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2. Many thanks
I've bookmarked the source so I can get back to it quickly.

What does Anarchy1999 refer to? Do you think we are in a situation where return to personal power over our lives will be unlikely without the success of a targeted action? Surely a one way trip should be an alternative and presented as such together with other options and risks for each course of action. Do I have this figured out sensibly? There is much to be done to set out to overcome the restrictions being imposed. Are any of us ready who have the kind of training to start what would be some kind of guerrilla activity - overt or covert. This doesn't have to be an armed insurrection but does require obtainable short, medium and long term goals. Ideas?
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 12:13 AM
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3. Anarchy 1999 means nothing.
There is no overt or covert. Who the hell are you? There is no suggestion of guerilla activity or anything else. There is no armed insurrection being suggested. You, Mr. or Ms. Wwagsthedog, absolutely scream disinfo, conintelpro and all the rest. Get Lost.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 07:34 AM
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5. easy now...
I understand what you're saying, but I think this poster was just asking questions. Keep in mind that to people who haven't read about it, anarchy has been mis-defined.

A for Anarchy?

No, A for Peace.

:yourock:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 07:29 AM
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4. Anarchy has never truly been about armed insurrection
Edited on Mon Feb-23-04 07:32 AM by ixion
that is a myth pushed by the status quo.

Anarchy, one of the fathers of which was Michael Bakunin, simply states that intelligent people ought to be allowed to think for themselves, and the government doesn't need to do it for them.

And because of a handful of people have redefined the construct to me mass chaos (something very different) it has taken on that ill-considered meaning in the public discourse.

Anarchy was a revolution of peace, that was turned into violence by, guess who: facists.


Here's a link:

http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/bakunin/B...
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