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  •  Been reading 1600s-1800s history. Aristocracy. (3+ / 0-)
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    The Termite, shaharazade, ferg

    Before the Euro/Anglo Aristocracy hit on 'managed democracy' to manage the people, they'd get together and fix the maximum wages you could have; where (even if) you could travel or look for work; ...

    We've been 'educated' to not use the word that ties the priorities of Our Betters with the priorities of the pigs who have made life miserable for humanity for generations. Now, sophisticated and modern, we say 'Corporations' and 'Banks' and not 'Aristocrats' but it's all the one game.

    Keep 'em down, bleed them, use them to help you make wars to steal from the other Aristocrats (or even just because you need some 'war cred' with your peers), steal the Commons, define profit as the be-all and end-all of life, avoid taxes, get the laws written to favor you...

    ... same fucking play, generation after the generation. It's just the props that have changed.

    The only possible cure is 'democracy' of the unqualified kind.

    Real fixes, outside the coffin fixes, ain't ever pragmatic says DC Bubble Conventional Wisdoom.

    by Jim P on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 11:16:08 PM PDT

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