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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 01:49 PM


Those elected officials in DC - they are not our government

Sure, they do a nice dog-and-pony show where they act like what they do matters, and act like they are making changes. But that's all illusion. A mere side-show for distraction. Our real government is not in DC, nor is it in any one city in the world. It lies in the boardrooms of corporations. Our real "masters" - the corporations. They own us. Even if you don't work for them, they still own you.

They can kill thousands and just say "oopsie" (think Union Carbide.) They can pollute the gulf, kill the fishing industry as well as all marine life, and just say "my bad - won't happen again! Promise!"

They own the media, the fictitious government, the police, the regulators, the courts - everything right down to the chair you're sitting in right now. Even if you aren't at the office.

They own YOU - most of us are in serious debt to them vis a vis school loans, auto loans, home loans, etc. Even if you are 100% debt free, chances are the city you live in, the school district you send your kids to, the fire department that guards your valuables - ALL OF THEM are in debt to the corporate world in a very real sense.

Just because things come with different brand names doesn't mean that the corporate isn't one huge monoliths, with the same people sitting on the boards of directors, the CEOs, etc.

You think you're free?

Think again.

Just like "Angkha" during the horrific days of the Khmer Rouge - where "angkha" was why you only got a pinch of rice a day, why your neighbor was clubbed to death, why your children were removed from you. It was all to serve Anghka.

We're in a similar situation. Sure, they don't beat your neighbor to death in front of you - but try and speak out - and you'll soon find yourself sharing a cell with Bradley Manning or "accidentally" killed with a tear gas canister being shot right into your face.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. so what are you doing here?


And frankly, it's hard to look at Vermont and see it as a wholly owned corporate enterprise. If that were true, we sure wouldn't have Pete Shumlin as Governor or Bernie or Peter Welch or Shap Smith or the dozens progs in the legislature.

And no, I don't think I'll get thrown in the slammer for speaking out.

I hate hyperbolic bullshit. It's so lame.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 01:57 PM

2. "I hate hyperbolic bullshit." - then maybe you shouldn't read DU...


Not as a slam, but most of us being writers of some sort use hyperbole regularly. It works great on a political message board.

Now decrying my post as hyperbole - I think you are mistaken. Vermont, as a state, has debt like any other state. I am not saying we need to get rid of debt - in my eyes all of this debt was lent in bad faith.

But I do think we need to rid ourselves of the corporation.

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