originally posted by: Battleline
First off I have no clue about your post, I was responding to the OP.
Second, what you said in your last paragraph ruined anything else you had to say, I could not disagree more, I'm surprised that statement about
violence got past the mods.
Then you need to start following and reading threads in their entirety. Haphazardly jumping in with no point of reference, serves no purpose in these
kinds of discussions.
What other passive solutions do you have in mind? I don't see any of those kinds of ideas working currently. "Roughing up" doesn't always equal
"violence". For example, if massive amounts of people are blocking the driveway of a Robber Barron CEO's home, how can he get to work then? Or
getting a bucket of oil thrown on him/her while in their work suit everyday, for months. Sorry to have ruined your optimism with a dose of reality.
Here's a little more reality for you, maybe it will bring people like yourself to real action that does NOT revolve around pow-wows and sit-ins:
Consumers will not have choices in the future because purchases will be mandatory in some way. "Click-Wrap Agreements" will make that transition
easier for the "Owners of Capital" to force on the general populace.
Policies structured like Obamacare should have taught us ALL how these kinds of scenarios will play out. Obamacare is merely the test run of how to
implement legislated purchases on a large scale. "Click-Wrap Agreements" will only strengthen similar policies in the future.
What do I mean exactly?
Many forget that we now live in what "could" be considered a fascist country, with oligopolies running it behind the scenes. What usually results, is
a situation where the "owners of capital", can and will "legislate" mandatory purchases in the future, if revenue does not match their expectations or
projections (for the good of the nation of course, i.e., Too-Big-to-Fail). So for example, if someone chooses not to buy unneeded goods or services,
they will simply pay a "penalty" at tax time.
When the "owners of capital" run out of consumer goods that they can "strongly coerce" people to buy, in order to go to work, such as, gasoline,
internet connection, car insurance, bus/subway fare, cell phones, suits/uniforms, soap, deodorant, razors, etc. One day they will simply make it law
that you have to buy them, in certain quantities before tax season (the current Healthcare dependent, Flexible Spending Account, FSA, is just the
pilot program, one day we will have an FSA for ALL goods and services, and you can bet they will be use-it or lose-it accounts).
You will not be allowed to be frugal in the future because the "owners of capital" will take close to the same amount back, when a person tries to
save money by reducing purchases, in the form of "tax penalties" or other method (cashless, digital currency, deductions from bank accounts whenever
the "owners of capital" see fit). A cashless society, dominated by "click-wrap agreements" is the easiest way to structure "forced purchases" into the
larger economy. In the future when someone chooses "not to buy" and then doesn't have the proper "proof of purchase" coupon, etc, to prove they bought
these items, in the required quantities, when tax fillings come due, the IRS will have some way to calculate the amount "you should have purchased"
(sounds a little like a college FASFA in reverse doesn't it).
Again, look at solar roof panels, for example, many local governments are taxing people for installing them because they reduce dependence on local
utilities, which in turn drive down privatized revenue being collected by the contract companies hired running the utilities.
I choose to not trust the intentions of corporations, AT ALL TIMES. The tech being created today is merely a tool of the "Owners of Capital" to
oppress regular people. IN THE NEAR FUTURE, tech will absolutely be designed and bound to do the bidding of corporations and to enforce the will of
government. It will not be independent of the real "owners of capital", by any stretch of the imagination. Currently, people falsely believe tech will
save and unite them, when in reality it was designed by "corporate committee" to do just the opposite. The only way to prevent that shift, is to not
buy such tech, oppose the development of said tech and discourage others from buying and using it, even if it means using force.
Note, I said OWNERS, not "creators", "purchasers" or "users".
edit on 4-5-2015 by boohoo because: (no reason given)