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  •  Fact is we now produce enough food to feed (10+ / 0-)

    9 billion people, even though there are only slightly over 6. If people are near starving, it's because the people who have more than they can use don't want to share. The prospect of starvation is supposed to make people do what they are told. That is, it is part and parcel of the culture of obedience. Since starving people can't actually do much work, the threat of starvation is demonstrated via select populations.  In other words, people are subject to privation so they can be held up as objects of what happens to people who don't obey.

    Triangulation -- it has many faces.  But, the basic premise is that empathetic humans can be manipulated by visiting rewards or punishments (cheaper) on innocent/inoffensive victims. People say to themselves, "there, but for the grace of God, go I," and conform their behavior to continue to be worthy of their master's good graces. The "victims" are always innocent and inoffensive because the perpetrators of triangulation are cowards and target people who are least likely to offer resistance, either because they are surprised or physically weak. The wolf takes the lamb because it is not strong enough to fight back. Predatory humans attack women and children for the same reason.
    Human predators are primitive persons who, presumably, lack the practical skills to transform their material environment to produce sustenance. Hunters and gatherers are not smart enough to farm.
    The predators on Wall Street rely on money to disguise their primitive behavior. Instead of stealing food and drink and occupying someone else's shelter, they steal money to intermediate their intent. They sublimate their acquisition of sustenance.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 04:05:41 AM PDT

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