This is the look in the mirror thread. The public is stupid, it's the elite... so stop blaming politicians.
I have a better title for this fucker.Here you go OfficePants
Read the comments as well.
No, it concentrate the elite. There is no middle class in communism by definition which is it's Achilles heel as when Marx & Engels wrote the Manifesto they did not account for the emergence of the middle class: a concentrated elite and everyone else.Communism is bad for the elite, it brings the top down to the middle.
A lot right here, but also a lot wrong.No, it concentrate the elite. There is no middle class in communism by definition which is it's Achilles heel as when Marx & Engels wrote the Manifesto they did not account for the emergence of the middle class: a concentrated elite and everyone else.
The middle class is what fails democracies by virtue of being comfortable. The lower classes aspire to the middle class.
We can aspire to the elite class but Breaking in is rare. Old money dislikes new money. New money either behaves like old money or tries to save the world and turns its back on the home country.
Look at the American legislative structure. In most state the pay for a legislator is a pittance relatively speaking. Only someone with money or access to money can afford to serve.
Education is messed from the get go. It is not about critical thought but memorization and regurgitation. It focusses in the lowest common denominator and rather than nurturing the truely gifted students it spends all of its efforts on the "gifted" those students who lack the intellectual capacity to learn on their own. Social promotion because we cannot have competition with winners and losers. Everyone is a winner and gets a ribbon for trying just so darn hard. Can't fail anyone anymore as that is just not right. Just do it again and again until you have figured out the test structure and have memorized all the answers. Plagiarize if you want.
You can't be in the elite unless you have a birthright or hit the creative lotto like Jobs or Gates.
We are all complacent because we are either comfortable or spending all our waking hours wanting to get there.
I have just resolved myself to the fact that we are an alien ant farm and I just wake up each morning to see what the aliens have introduced into the plexiglass.
Communism is a red herring. The elite play capitalism. Communism exposes them to the risk of being stripped of status. Capitalism welcomes, embraces and encourages their success. They only need communism as a mechanism of social control to middle class whitey, the elite's biggest threat.How do you define elite? I think we might be thinking about two different definitions.
Regardless, under a system of communism why do you have elite. I understand in all established communist regimes you had the elite in power, but I don't think that they are necessary in a truly equal society or are a part of a true communist society. If they are viewed as a part of a communist society I see very little difference between the way America is headed and a communist society with hugely increased centralized control.
That's the point. You're never going to escape the quicksand. Accept it, or start believe the fantasy that ramming fishing boats and hugging trees will save the world. It's an ant thinking that it can knock down a 50 story building.So basically short of personal elevation into the exalted class the individual is fucked.
Yup. It is effective because I encourage people en mass to adopt the same lens: just stand back and observe this. Don't protest. Don't become an activist. Don't recycle and don't worry about whether you have the right education. You're not getting in the club, and by proxy you're a fucking tool. I am and will remain a tool... I just got an iPhone 6 right. Being aware of the gravity of the tool you are is meaningless, what matters is knowing you're not in the club. Just watch them operate and you're perspective of the world will change more than you think is possible. This is a moment when you can watch the elite with a hidden camera... just watch how it works.That because there are sheep who are in the majority, indoctrinated by culture or counterculture (which is merely the alternative version of culture oft marketed by the same people), we are doomed to fall under the power of the elite. What is the use in thinking on this level, do you hope to effect some change where you get more? How is it beneficial to think of things that whether or not they are true you cannot change.
Per the video, fascism is when corporations become the government. Play social checkers if you want, but Mussolini is still alive. You're their tool when you even consider the idea of change.Is this a question where we can change things or are we merely a tool of one of the elites. For example in the video you listed, is this an attempt to change power from the politicians to the new media elite? Alternatively they could be a mere diversion of the elite to distract from the power struggles withing politics and promote voters from one party to not vote due to disenfranchisement. These questions are complex and there are a plethora of these questions for every action. Personally I prefer to spend my time just looking at clothes, preparing to climb mountains, and listening to music to drown out thoughts of meaninglessness, but if you prefer to hypothesize about things that are virtually unchangeable all power to you.
Carlin and many others came before me in stepping away from the system, bro. I just finally came to the conclusion a half a decade ago that they're right. This half decade of observation have changed me more than any ever could. Any attempt you make to effect change is twisted into something that marks something the elite find useful... when Iraq war #2 started whining about lack of armor? Win for elite member #2123, do you remember a soldier killed from it? Well their families do. But that means shit. Name a dead Kennedy... now that means shit. See the difference? #2132 made more off that than your entire lifetime income ever could.Not doing anything is doing something, by not taking part in the system you are inherently taking part in the system. Someone benefits from people not playing, by virtue of being born you were entered into the system. Look at voting statistics per group and then look at voting turnout, also look at benefits of informed voters for their own self interests. Unless you are removing yourself from the system as a novel idea (which I highly doubt most ideas today are) you are following someone else and building their power. Not only are you giving up power to other voters (despite the net loss being miniscule (aprox (1/299,999,999)-(1/300,000,000) voting shares)) but also you are directly empowering the person who you are following (despite feeling like this is a way out of the system).
I disagree you cannot effect change on people outside your family, kids, and people that trust you. You can have an immense effect on many people by engaging in violent behavior, in many cases known as terrorism. As a base terrorism is the infliction of an ideology onto a mass of people by means of force. This is a means of amplification that allows for extremely minor players (depending on the severity and success even including the average sheep) to alter reality for the masses. Yes, the power structure (the media machine) can and will twist this to their own ends (see manifestos vs media story of brevik, unibomber, elliot rodger) but the message disseminates.
NOTE - I do not support or encourage any form of terrorism, domestic or international.
He's one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. He's also ultra rich, what do you mean no true money? He's probably worth 3 or 4 hundred million $. He's in the club.How is a basketball player an elite? They are nothing more than animals used to play games. They have no true power or money, just a body they trade for momentary benefits.
Royal family > banking mogul > team owner > superstar athlete/entertainerSo who owns the team, same level of elite? Royal family is a figurehead, lets see him meet banking dynasty elite. This is superficial bullshit, same as pop stars and actors. Pretty faces and distractions for the masses to distract from those behind the scenes.
Are you kidding? Not even close. The UK royal family pays no tax, basically get everything for free, and they are anointed by the people to with status that is part of the national ethos. You can't get more elite. The Saudi royals are close, but less stable in the part of the world their in, just remember they were shuttled out of the US on 9-11 - you are pretty elite when you're the only plane in the air when everyone is grounded.So the royal family is superior to the Rothschild dynasties for instance? The whole concept of bloodline never sat right with me.
The UK royals traded their political power for impunity long ago. In exchange for giving up the reign, they got all the free shit, land, and privileged they have today. They'd only lose their status if the UK collapsed as a nation state.Not true, the same could have been said of the italian monarch or the tsar but they were removed from power. Anyone can lose their status, everyone is still mortal.
This.Going back to OP's "sit back and watch" advice, I agree. The overlords are masters of many things, and dividing and conquering is one of them. It's in 1984 and elsewhere. You can't play in their game and win. You have to not play the game. Don't use credit cards, don't have debt, don't give to political campaigns, don't pay for media (oops), etc.
The Matthew effect is in full effect. Those with power first parlay it into money and those with money first parlay it into power. The playing field stopped being level long ago. The game is rigged and we're the suckers. You win by not playing.