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  •  Yes, but your preference is a rather (32+ / 0-)

    revolutionary notion. The U.S. has traditionally relied on the transfer of free goods from the public sector to the private to take to market for a profit. Now that natural resources have been pretty much allocated and used up, the only resources left are humans to be exploited just as if they were cattle or hogs. If we want human rights to be respected, we have to downgrade property rights and relinquish the notion that profit is the object of enterprise.
    The strength of the backlash suggests that the human rights agenda is making progress.
    But, keep in mind, we have been sold down the river by our own kind. The rule of law is being systematically applied to subordinate and punish the recalcitrant. In the culture of obedience there is only one commandment, as Breitbart said, "behave yourself."

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:24:45 AM PDT

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    •  with its usual corollary (18+ / 0-)

      "If you aren't doing anything wrong, why are you worried about your freedoms?"

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      by corvo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:29:39 AM PDT

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    •  More likely than downgrading propery rights (13+ / 0-)

      is downgrading human rights. ALEC-powered state republicans are eager to remove legal blocks to debtors' prison. Once that happens, everyone who owes money will become slave labor for the private prison industry.

      •  I would recommend Debtors Anonymous... (1+ / 0-)
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        by Shockwave on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:22:40 PM PDT

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      •  I fail tos ee how it is something happening (2+ / 0-)
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        Only because of those nasty nasty nasty republicans.

        After all, just a little while go, on Sept 27th 2012, ICE, DEA and local police, under the Obama-doctrine of ignoring states' rights, barged into 31 households in Santa Rosa, Calif., without any warrants! to arrest people for possibly growing marijuana plants in their backyards. Remember - Obama was President last  September. If he had wanted to, he could have kept Holder reigned in. But he went back on his word to the people of California, in terms of leaving our marijuana growers alone, and respecting states' rights.

        Why? Probably because he wanted the Big Campaign donations from Big pharmaceutical companies and from Big Privatized Prison Industries.

        So the scene that day, in that neighborhood, was that of adults handcuffed and forced to sit on the curbs, while up and down the street, kids were crying and trying to avoid the cops.

        Such is life in our oligarchy.
        That is our government at work. We get fascism from the top leaders, regardless if they have the "D" or the "R" after their name.

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        by Truedelphi on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:30:16 PM PDT

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        •  The impulse to exploit humans by their own (0+ / 0-)

          kind is not restricted to one political party or other. It arises everywhere and, apparently, at all times, probably in people whose talents to do for themselves are few. Those who can't do for themselves, have few options but to persuade or coerce others to do for them. Indeed, we are all born into that situation. If we are lucky, we develop usefull skills as we mature; if we are unlucky, we have to continue to rely on making lots of noise until someone takes pity and provides food and shelter or, if we're physically strong enough, we can steal what we need. Thievery is what most inarticulate creatures rely on to survive. Of course, it's only called thievery by creatures which have evolved a sense of ownership.
          Thieving is primitive behavior. So, for that matter, is accumulation and hoarding. People hoarding money are engaged in primitive behavior that's been elevated to a sophisticated level in the sense that money is a figment of the imagination -- i.e. not real. People hoarding money are amassing symbols. The only reason this fictive behavior has real effect is because the guardians of these symbols have decided that because some people are hoarding, other people can't have any. It's sort of like saying that because males and females are recognized as married, males and males can't be similarly recognized. See?  Everythings connected and everything makes sense, if you've got the right perspective.

          We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

          by hannah on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:14:37 AM PDT

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    •  That's a cheery thought! (3+ / 0-)
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      Now that natural resources have been pretty much allocated and used up, the only resources left are humans to be exploited just as if they were cattle or hogs
      The first time I heard the term "Human Resources," I guess about 20 years ago, I thought it was a joke.  Now I see that it's no joke.   They used to call it "Personnel."

      Fuck 'em.

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