Posted 10 months ago on Aug. 28, 2013, 9:45 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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There Will Be Blood
It appears that Occupy, as a force for the public good, is all but gone now, with but few isolated pockets of resistance left to oppose the tyranny and subjugation that grows in our midst, imposed by one percent scum and their lackeys and lapdogs.
Yet things have not gotten better and there remains much to be done. The United States Post Office still remains burdened by crippling legislative fiat, one move among manny to privatize every aspect of government service. The sequester remains unresolved while the poorest of this nation watch government assistance for their children come to an end, the future of college education comes with a promise to the bankster elite that one day soon, they will reap billions in interest on educational debt.
That is, of course, unless Global Warming produces such economic uncertainty that people cease with debt altogether. And about this possibility there remains widespread denial among repelican party ranks.
Such a state of affairs, in the wake of the demise of organizations such as OWS, cannot be resolved but by violence. It is an unfortunate reality but I see no other course left to the American people.
This is so because those that do seek our total subjugation are afflicted with a most severe malady, one for which there is no cure, one that says to the sufferer: I am entitled and therefore all other forms of entitlement are bad. It is a malady that insists: I am so entitled that there is no lie, there is nothing that is not permitted in the maintenance of my own social status
It is a malady that insists:
Anything that does not reflect that sense of entitlement of riches and social status on my behalf must be cut off
It is the disease of greed and for it there is no cure.
Against the backdrop of an elite class so blinded by disease there comes this undeniable economic reality: The planet and its resources are finite. There is only so much wealth to go around. With well over 15 percent of the fruit of human productivity in the hands of but few individuals, there scarcely remain sufficient resources left to the rest of us upon which we may survive, and yet this elite seeks ever new ways to siphon even the lint from our pockets - that no small remnant be overlooked.
Such individuals will not relinquish the levers of power on their own. Their hands must be removed from these levers by force. Soon it will be clear that even the most blatant of falsehoods will in no way be relinquished. To them these elites will cling with all of the desperation of one who is drowning. Even from the most repugnant of devices, the hands of the elite will not let go and must be severed.
Were there enough good men and women, of integrity and fortitude, remaining among the institutions of democracy, such that facts could be made clear and sufficient curbs put in place against these sorely afflicted; then perhaps some other course might be possible. But the compromise of such institutions, as with contagion, does seem to preclude any other alternatives.
Upon the neck of the .001 % the axe must fall
A case in point:
- the corruption exposed at the News of the World is not the work of a "rogue" element within News Corp. — it's a reflection of the lawless culture that defines the company. As CEO, Murdoch not only tolerates employees and executives who push the boundaries of legality and good taste, he celebrates them — at least until the cops show up. "There's a broader culture within the company," Col Allan, editor of Murdoch's New York Post, crowed in 2007. "We like being pirates." Whatever veneer of integrity News Corp. may have accrued after its purchase of The Wall Street Journal the very same year masks an ingrained corporate ethos that believes integrity is for suckers. The attitude passed down from the top, says one veteran of Murdoch's tabloids, is aggressive and straightforward: "Anything we do is OK. We're News Corp. — so fuck you and fuck your mother."
Consider carefully: Three Kings were slain before the public with an assassins bullet. Two of them were named Kennedy. Now there exists among the marbled halls of power a McCarthy for every state, a public megaphone for every McCarthy, and a court system content to facilitate the delegation of Congressional authority to the private sector.
Whether or not violence is the only answer today is not the question: the question is, is there anyone positioned in the right place, today, to stop this inexorable slide upon which we are embarked and which can only end in such civil unrest and violent bloodshed as will make the events of Greece seem tame by comparison.
Men like Murdoch have thrown down a gauntlet - they can not do otherwise. They believe and so act as if they are entitled and so, as Murdoch himself as been quoted, they say: Fuck you and fuck your mother.
To this society has at this time no clear response. It is uncertain that our institutions will extricate themselves from their current state of compromise such that an appropriate response may be made.
If we are to remain free, a response must be made. Not just to Murdoch, but to every individual in our midst who would behave like him. Once we produced antitrust laws. Men like Murdoch have assisted in their evisceration. It is a cause toward which they are impelled and against which society must provide constraint.
Whatever constraints we have devised over the course of the past 200 years are proving insufficient.
Soon individuals of courage and of conviction will rise. They will rise and cut off that hand that would enslave all of humanity and do so for no other reason beyond greed and vanity.
there will be blood
Shadz provided this link, I would hate to see it get lost. Moyers sayz pretty much what I just said, only he does so with a great deal more patience and kindness than I have . . .