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    but the breakage was and continues to be deliberate, on the part of exactly those who gained the greatest benefit from the system in its normal operation.  This ruling class has clearly concluded that they can gain even more, faster, by breaking the system that had already served them so well.

    One of the key points this breakag serves to demnstrate is just who are the owners of the nation,  The analogy I have been using for several years now is this:  the owners of the national house have walked in and started ripping out the copper wire and piping to sell for scrap.  They are of course free to do this, as this house belongs to them, and we are merely here at their will, so long as our tenancy provides them with a sufficient stream of income.

    We, the mere tenants in the national house can either stand there watching in helpless slack-jawed amazed silence, or pretend it isn't happening.  To interfere, to complain, to protest is simply to give the owners an excuse to evic us, or to summon law enforcement" to subdue us.

    I'm glad to see my larger take is starting to gain a certain acceptance.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:58:34 PM PDT

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