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    have the privilege of working for MIC, SIC, or PIC contractors for nice, permanent government subsidized salaries and benefits have to worry about this. My days of being eligible for such jobs are over, as someone sabotaged my eligibility for federal employment because of a personal grudge. They surmised that in my field, the only real stable and gainful career possible was with the government or a contractor, so they set me up and made me unemployable in the federal system.  At first I was angry, but now I know it was really the best thing that ever happened to me.  I don't have to watch what I do or say anymore, and I don't have to rationalize about agreeing with or supporting the system. I am a much more free and honest person now. I can view the system objectively without any urge to buy into it to decrease cognitive dissonance. I have learned that I will die in poverty and will spend the rest of my career being abused, exploited and dumped in sync with chaotic economic cycles by private businesses.  To courageously and willingly take one's place among the alienated and oppressed non-government employed class -- the class of people being readied for obliteration and slated for competition to the death with third world labor -- has helped build my character and enabled me to see more clearly.

    There are essentially three sources of gainful lifetime career fields in the United States. Those are 1) working for government or government contractors, 2) being at management level in the financial/banking industry, or 3) being in one of the classical professions (law, medicine, engineering for petroleum/computers) . Everyone else is slated for permanent cyclical unemployment and cumulative pay which is way too low for any kind of financial planning. We're going down, but it feels good to know that I am not fraternizing with the oppressor and justifying it by buying into and propagating some small part of the lie just so I feel good about taking the money that most Americans don't have and won't have.

    The biggest problem with the surveillance is not just being pegged for looking at some boat or building in public or otherwise being "suspicious". The real issue is the fact that internet blogs like this are being fed into those databases. What that means is there is no possibility of success for grassroots political movements which are born of internet blog communication. That is why we failed in our so-called "movement" or "revolution" in the last decade. We thought we were going to change things through the electoral process, but we put everything on the internet blogs so the powers that be were aware of what was happening, and what was going to happen, long before most of us were. Naturally, they were able to find efficient ways to neutralize it which we never expected or had any control over. The fact that the victories in Congress and the election of the Obama administration got us absolutely nowhere (in fact, moved us backwards) illustrates the powerlessness of organizing a political movement on blogs.

    Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
    Mark Twain

    by phaktor on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 04:17:04 PM PST

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