Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
And I'm sorry if I come across harshly, its just aggravating when people answer in knee-jerk liberal mindless talking points rather than try and
think rationally, understanding things like free markets and monopolies, which side needs which and which absolutely thrives in which!
'kay, thomas. that's a good topic. which 'side' needs which?
hitler was a big pusher of free markets. does that mean free markets are 'bad'?
the little 'monopoly' banker guy is j.p.morgan. are monopolies 'good'?
it is easy to lose balance in a dialogue like this. as soon as you choose a bias, you become unbalanced.
free markets aren't really free. they are tightly controlled rules of trade which are dictated by whomever carries the biggest stick.
monopolies aren't really monopolies, because money is just a REPRESENTATION. if the common will of the people outweighs the will of the big kahuna,
the kahuna must bend to the people's will.
and so it is that the top of the pyramid tries to control the base, and the base supports the top. it is a symbiotic system and is not a case of 'us
when it is seen as a battle, the observer has lost his/her balance. it is a dynamic system in constant flux.
one difference between the top and the bottom is the top 'thinks' much faster.
the top can take either 'side' at any given moment.
we all know about politicians who 'flip-flop'. well, when the true rulers of the world(who don't actually even have to exist to cause this effect,
because, truly it is the average of the will of the top and the will of the bottom that determines the shape of society) decide something, it is not
based on left/right biases, but rather left/right balances. the top must be able to quickly shift from left to right, in order to accomodate the
winds of change, and the bottom must be able to acoomodate the needs of the top, lest the whole structure fracture.
the nature of the bottom(us) is left/liberal.
the nature of the top(them) is right/conservative.
so typically cocky of the top to think they're always 'right'.
[Edited on 23-3-2004 by billybob]