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Ronnie Roach Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 12:26 PM
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Thurston Howell the 3rd is now Tony Soprano
Monday, September 29, 2008

Thurston Howell 3rd is now Tony Soprano

Damn! The 3rd Depression is late again! And I was all prepared too! As the masses descend into the morass of destitution I look at my bookshelf, I behold a book of Michael Bakunin (1814-1876) with his essays. I perused chapter-to-chapter and found this quote:
Wealth is exclusive and everyday tends to become increasingly so, by becoming concentrated into the hands of ever smaller number of persons and by throwing the lower stratum of the middle class, the petty bourgeoisie, into the ranks of the proletariat. The development of this wealth is directly related to the growing poverty of the masses of workers. Hence it follows that the gulf separating the lucky and privileged minority from the million of workers who maintain this minority through their own labor is ever widening. Unquote. This comes from the 19th century. However some the passages can relate to now.
U.S work force is being transform into a peasant class. The work force is now on foreign lands, which was conquered, or in the process of being conquered by U.S imperialism. Foreign workers are either slave labor or underpaid. Foreign workers will eventually organize and resist this exploitation, which is a natural occurrence as a tornado. Humans have an innate instinct to rebel against oppression. So what about U.S Americans? Will they act like Germans under Hitler? Just turn their backs and pretend nothing is wrong? Will they just march into homeless camps and fight among themselves? Or, will they be bedazzled by liberal reformism? Who knows? I know this much, non-white citizens will not be passive and will have hundreds of Warsaw ghettos riots. There will be food riots! You have to be a prophet to know this!
The male wasp ruling class has no concept of revolution. Their isolation in gated community is a million miles from the dirty streets of cities and dilapidated small towns. As the poet Jim Morrison said in 1968: They got the guns, we got the numbersCome on! Unquote. The U.S ruling is using multilateral tactics. One is, Manufactured consent as Noam Chomsky stated, Propaganda on the mass media. They spend billions of dollars in indoctrinate the masses. If they listen to their rich liberal cohorts, that money could be used for social programs. That will pacify the masses for a while. Because welfare is a life preserver not Heroin! But the right wing ruling class just doesnt get it!
Other tactics are oldies but goodies, like making murder look like suicide. Faking death! Money laundering, torture and protection rackets like Iraq. Now what? /
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 05:20 AM
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1. Is that the full article? The link doesn't go to it.
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 05:24 AM by tom_paine
Although certiainly the CD it does link to is interetsting. The only thing I don't like about what I saw is the way the band name plays into the Bushie meme that THEY are the inheritors of the Founding Fathers and WE are the traitors.

Like everything their spiritual antecedents, the Nazis, said, that is 100% opposite of the truth and a typical 100% Bushie Lie, for WE represent the last renants of the Founding Fathers and THEY are the unAmerican Traitors.

But that is besdies the point. I have a question about the link, which doesn't seem to link to the blod in your OP.

Is this the whole text? Where is the link to the text?

Could you please post it?
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Ronnie Roach Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 04:32 PM
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2. The link was intentional
The post which I wrote ended with a question, now what? As far as the link goes, that is my band. The name of the band came from a 1966 episode of Batman where there was an fictional group called: Benedict Arnold & The Traitors.
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