The Looting Of America

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The Looting Of America

Postby Heruka » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:16 am

dear dharma brothers and sisters, this is part 5 of 5 very informative videos of the great scam/con/matrix you are under. the most studied animal in history is the human animal.
As buddhists we have an obligation to understand the nature of the ties that bind ourselves and others into serfdom, servitude and economic slavery.
If you have time to watch all 5 vids, away from your busy manipulated, modern metrosexual/contrived lifestyle, or the meditative, self bliss, indifferent induced, isolation and ego driven solitude

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Postby Indrajala » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:17 am

America is experiencing the destruction of its middle-class.

The same can be said of other first world countries, but America is the prime example.

I was surprised to learn that the average income hasn't really increased since the 1970's. The net family income has definitely increased, but that's only because Mom went to work to pay for increasing costs.

It used to be that the common worker -- even the guy stocking the cans at the grocery store -- could be a home owner and cover all his expenses plus enjoy savings. This isn't really the case anymore. Even if you want to live a relatively simple lifestyle, owning property in many places now means you either have to suffer severe long-term debt or have access to some kind of wealth such as inheritance.

Slavery as an institution might have died out, but the idea is still active. When you have a large amount of the population in debt that will never really be paid off, you keep them working and productive. If the common man and woman did not have to suffer debt, they would be less inclined towards working endlessly and more inclined towards leisurely activities. When most common folk were rural people they had their farms and cottage crafts which meant working at their own pace. There was no strictly scheduled work pattern.

Nowdays if the debtor fails to make payments they are punished severely for it. They might not break out the cane and whip, but making someone fear where the money to buy groceries is coming from is just as psychologically punishing.

It is so disgusting how society has devolved.
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Postby Mr. G » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:39 pm

The Phantom Left

By Chris Hedges

The American left is a phantom. It is conjured up by the right wing to tag Barack Obama as a socialist and used by the liberal class to justify its complacency and lethargy. It diverts attention from corporate power. It perpetuates the myth of a democratic system that is influenced by the votes of citizens, political platforms and the work of legislators. It keeps the world neatly divided into a left and a right. The phantom left functions as a convenient scapegoat. The right wing blames it for moral degeneration and fiscal chaos. The liberal class uses it to call for “moderation.” And while we waste our time talking nonsense, the engines of corporate power—masked, ruthless and unexamined—happily devour the state.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the ... _20101031/

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