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  •  so well put (0+ / 0-)

    "... the use of the necessities of life as a tool to coerce public subservience.  In other words, people are ruled by making it virtually impossible to sustain themselves unless they do what they are told..."

    This myth about life in the usa is the big scam,
    since that right to private property, whereby any (fully employed at a life supporting income level) worker can own their own home, used to be widespread, but no more;

    you'd think it'd sink in...

    will we see americans realizing that the 99% could act together to at least get us back to where we were? or are they still too invested in being the slightest bit better off than a poor person?

    •  Money, an impersonal tool, has turned (0+ / 0-)

      out to serve as a shield behind which people can be deprived without being fully aware of how it's done.

      Take Lily Ledbetter, for example.  She worked for decades without knowing that her pay envelope was lighter than everyone else's.  If people were paid in corn that they carry away, they could see a difference. Using money is much more efficient, but it also makes it easier to deceive and some people seem to get high on cheating other people just for the fun of it. Some people harbor resentments that cause them to be mean and, if they're cowards, they're likely to take it out on someone who's not likely to fight back--some unsuspecting bloke is best.

      On the other hand, inoffensive people have a hard time figuring out why they're being attacked.  They console themselves with the idea that maybe God is mad. This, in effect, lets the culprits off. "Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord." We hope.

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 01:52:32 PM PDT

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