Disgruntled I am and maybe rightly so. However, I AM grateful that the USA is generally a benevolent regime that even though it does use murder to control the masses of common folks at least it does so in relatively few numbers.
That Stalin scum used his lackeys to murder many millions of common folks. Our ruling masters mostly control their hired lackeys filling the many positions within an enormous number of systems and the bureaucracies within. Mostly.
Once in awhile the lackeys are turned loose to commit mayhem and send a message to the masses that to defy “the system” can be fatal. USA history, distant and recent, gives ample examples that the entrenched systems making the elites and their systems so powerful and profitable to those elites will murder even innocent babies to strike fear into the common folks.
Obey or die. A reality that can be found across the planet… even in the USA.
The South Park TV show comes to mind… when Kenny is killed. That scene and the elite’s actions brings forth an enormous… “You Bastards.”
Admittedly, those often well-indoctrinated lackeys do act of their own accord and are not directly ordered to murder innocent civilians.. the common folks. Elites and other higher-ups never seem to die at the hands of overzealous law enforcement who when they engage in mayhem are best referred to as jack-booted thugs.
The systems and bureaucracies the train and guide law enforcement has literally brainwashed SOME of those hired lackeys to despise those others they are in contention with. Toss in the increasing militarization of the police forces with the indoctrination/brainwashing and observe the news. A steady stream of innocent citizens mowed down.
Folks… in other posts I mention the absolute need for law enforcement and the immense value they are to society. I only condemn the relatively small percentage of negatives coming from law enforcement. What I fear most is that the highly-trained, well-equipped and enormous number of law enforcement personnel can be quickly made via a few orders from above into a formidable army to force the masses of common folks to obey those jack-booted thugs and, in turn, the ruling masters perched atop the social-economic hierarchy. The true ruling masters work through their politician lackeys who work through the appointed bureaucrats below and the power flows downhill until it stops at the end of the weapon the well-armed lackey has aimed at you and your loved ones.
Such a complex topic. It is this extreme complexity of modern society that eases the control of the masses by a relatively few folks. Toss in the life-long immersion within the most effective propaganda systems ever created and thus we have a USA I believe the original Founders would be impressed by… and would then commence the requires actions to initiate Revolutionary War Two.
Below is an e-mail I sent today that prompted this blog entry but my wandering thoughts within my aging,withered brain led me astray so, I suppose, this entry may be two separate entries. I will let you figure it out.
Have a wonderful week and, remember, the propaganda surrounds you and all of us and is relentless and it does not have the best interests of the common folks propelling that indoctrination. Defy the tyranny screwing you and all you care about and the huge mass of common folks.
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My memory varies… was it you on the phone mentioning washing car windows to accrue wealth?
If so… maybe you can relate to the following:
“Rag Doll” is regarded by many as the greatest achievement of the Four Seasons. The story behind the origin of the song has been told many times. Gaudio was on the way to a recording session and his car was stopped at an extremely long traffic light in Hell’s Kitchen (an area of New York City). Often, kids would wash the car windows during the long waits and ask for some change. In Gaudio’s case, a scruffy little girl washed his window. When Gaudio went to give her change, all he had was a $10 bill. After a moment’s hesitation, he gave her the bill because he had to give her something. The astonished look on her face stayed with him and inspired the subsequent song.”
The 4 Seasons was a popular pop group of the early 1960s… a different era I remember portions of… especially as the 60s crept by and my body grew though the mind lagged behind.
The above anecdote is embedded in this Web page:
Oh, that $10 bill….
Using this site: http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/ let’s estimate the relative worth of $10 back then to what $10 is worth today. The real value is different than relative value and thanks to inflation the common folks of every era pay a high price the wealthy ruling elites never feel pain from. In fact, inflation is great for those who borrow huge amounts of wealth that you and I will never have access to and use borrowed money to make new money. That scheme is referred to as using OPM… “Other People’s Money.” Inflation allows the borrower to pay the money back in the future when the dollar is worth less than when the money was borrowed and put to work. It is a scheme easily available to the already wealthy and especially to the wealthy AND connected folks… the elites of the country assist each other in their ongoing scams… even though those scams are technically legal what about the morality? “Screw unto others before others screw unto you?” The elite-owned media tends to avoid mentioning these schemes and scams. It is better the masses remain ignorant and with the propaganda systems working constantly to convince the masses that as things are is correct and proper. And the most effective propaganda systems ever created DO indoctrinate a large percentage of the populace for the schemes and scams to continue.
Here we go…..Rag Doll was released in 1964 so that is the base year. The linked-to site is one of many but it is the most “truthful” in that direct comparisons of money’s worth across the years is difficult.
A common method is to compare what it costs to buy one item long ago and the amount needed today. However, prices vary. When I was young a 25-inch color TV was beyond the reach of many working-class families. Due to technology and other advances, what used to be a VERY expensive item has dropped in cost dramatically.
Anyway… from the page peeking at money:
“In 2013, the relative value of $10.00 from 1964 ranges from $57.90 to $245.00. “
Check out the Web site if curious about a complex topic whose complexity assists the few to bamboozle the many.
Across the planet hierarchies exist with those at the upper levels of those pyramid-shaped hierarchies purposefully making societies and all they contain purposefully as complex as possible. That complexity allows the few to lord over the many and skim vast amounts of wealth from the masses of common folks.
Lesson over. Lucky you, no test. Just the realization that We, the People are immersed within vast amounts of propaganda and that a multitude of ongoing scams strip the common folks creating that wealth and send a large percentage of the wealth ever-upwards to the elites.
Adding to the costs we bear are the HUGE systems that the elites create then pay hired lackeys to operate. Yes, Mr. Mountain… we are paying to be skimmed and scammed. What a racket!!!
However, we ARE lucky. Our ruling masters for various reasons are not as evil as the ruling masters in other places and times.
North Korea, Stalin’s USSR. Hitler’s Germany and Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Evil war lords.
Our general USA culture assists in keeping our masters benevolent.
However… that CAN change over time. Who knows what the future holds?
Those of us among We, the People who are aware of history and that the future is unknowable want the right to bear arms to remain untouched despite the negative aspects of the mentally ill using those weapons for evil. The masses of commoners having weaponry MAY be what keeps our ruling masters relatively non-evil…. though USA history DOES show where past elites sent their hired lackeys to harm, main and evil murder common folks standing up against elite tyranny. Even innocent women and children have been murdered but that is yet another area typically glossed over inside the USA.
End of lesson.
Disgruntled Old Coot