reply to post by jackinthebox
Do you really believe that? You are the private property of the Federal Reserve Bank, put up as collateral against the US bankruptcy of 1933. Your
SS number and your name printed in caps, identifies you as chattle. Still think slavery isn't condoned?
No, slavery is not condoned. I fail to see where your implication is that I am a slave. The Government isn't forcing me to work against my will. It
isn't forcing me to stay in this country. I can just as easily quit collage and my part time job and live on the streets - or in the backwoods
completely independent of the system. Or I could join a traveling music festival and live on the barter system. You don't NEED money to live.
However, you do need it to be a functioning member of this society, and societies have rules and stipulations which must be obeyed. If you do not like
those rules, you are FREE to live in another society.
And how DARE
you compare your lot in life to Slavery when there are still REAL people living in the REAL horrors of slavery all over the
Modern Day Slavery
Oh, happy day. Equal tax revenues for the Fed. Equal enough to abandon the needs of our children. Equal enough to be REQUIRED out of necessity now
to be in the workplace.
You don't understand. Women weren't slowly introduced to the workforce, they were basically drafted out of necessity during the turmoil of the last
two World Wars. Back to back generations were sent off to wars, and we needed people to fill those manufacturing roles - especially IN those times of
war. Especially WWII. You think Rosie the Riveter is revisionist history or something? No, women didn't gradually worm their way into our labor pool
- they were tested in physically demanding roles traditionally filled by men in America's thus far greatest trial by fire. And they rose to the task.
It's no wonder that they wanted to stay in the workforce. They FOUGHT to stay in the workforce.
WWII's impact on Women in the workforce
Further, there are many factors which contribute to inflation and the cost of living increase. As it is, it's perfectly doable to live on a single
family income if you manage your money wisely. The problem is, most people live outside of their means and come to rely on two incomes for the added
convenience the extra money brings. However, this increases the chance of layoffs, disabilities, etc, which can limit the income.
And this is only addressing ONE aspect of what I was talking about. It makes no mention of women's right to vote, to serve in the military, to hold
public office, to be treated as equals.
Yes we are. (in regards to martial law)
No, we're not.
I dunno about your state, but the US Military isn't enforcing the law in my neighborhood. They are not seizing possessions, detaining people, or
holding them without trial. It could be reasonably argued that New Orleans was under Martial Law after Katrina, but it was never declared despite a
military presence. But no, not here, and not in most of America. Our state's justice is carried out by our local law enforcement. Not the
And as for Habeas Corpus, the clause suspending it has been stricken from the Military Commissions Act. A bit late, but honestly a lot sooner than I
Habeas Corpus restored.
The Patriot Act is the product of the paranoid fear you are not seeing. The fear to speak out and be labeled a "conspiracy wacko." Warrantless
wiretaps and bag searches. If not for the fear that you say doesn't exist, then why the violations of our rights?
To be sure, the Patriot Act is a violation of our Civil Rights and it has many who speak out against it without being proclaimed "conspiracy wackos"
(except, those that really are conspiracy wackos). I have no doubt that it will be fought and eventually repealed. However, it's nowhere near as bad
as McCarthyism was.
Nor is it anywhere near as bad as the wholesale round up and indefinate detention of American citizens who's only crime was being of Japanese
ancestry. Wanna talk about people being herded up like cattle on buses and trains and being shipped off to god knows where? It's already happened.
American Internment Camps
Do yourself a favor and look at those pictures. Seriously. You think America today is worse than the America that could subject it's own citizens to
We keep more people in prison than any other nation on the planet, including Communit China with their enormous population.
Indeed, this is something which needs to be addressed. However, it should be noted that the majority of those incarcerated are for non-violent
offenses and drug related charges. This is partially due to the tough No Tolerance laws which the US has levied and then decided to back up with
prison time rather than rehabilitation.
Further, when you look at the crime rates per capita, the US is not the leader in reported crime. Although still fairly close to the top, it's beaten
out by countries such as Denmark, Chile, Montserrat, and the United Kingdom. (The US does lead the charts in total crimes altogether)
Crime Rate Statistics
But this isn't really about other countries. This is about America. And the crime rates have been on a downward trend since the 1970's in this
No, instead we have public executions in the streets by cops and criminals alike.
And when was this ever not the case?
Hello, Chicago in the Prohibition Era ring a bell, to name just ONE example.