Originally posted by undo
reply to post by awcgs
there's no such animal as a people friendly mob. they will vote away your right to breathe the same air, faster than you can slap some peanut butter
on a piece of bread. mobs of people become devoid of personal responsibilty for their actions. .. "Everyone else was doing it, too."
oh and it's a very fickle entity. today you might be its friend, tomorrow you might be on its hitlist, for any number of reasons, like where you
eat, where you work, the color of your skin, your faith or lack thereof.
that's essentially the barrel of the gun you're looking down now. and encouraging, cause you don't realize what can be done with that kind of
edit on 12-12-2010 by undo because: (no reason given)
I sincerly apologise for being blunt, but I must sadly call your bluff on the BS you spewed.
A protesting group, or mob, act as one in unision, for a common aim. There are enough common aims in mankind to seek for, that if deny, the mob will
rise to fight against TPTB of the day.
I am glad Literature is taught in schools, such as the works of Julius Caesar by Shakespear, whereby an understanding of events may be understood when
dissected in depth, on the comprehension of humans and their motives.
Julius Caesar's assasination was a true and recorded event, and so was his life's performances as told and passed down by generations for centuries.
Caesar was a man far ahead of his peers and time. He was born a nobleman, but understood truly how the common man live and feels, as he was denied
much priviledges by his mother Aurelia, a down to earth woman, who believe in the spark of genius in her son, but if not controlled with limits, it
may do more harm than good to Rome and civilisation itself.
He had done more good as a Roman than any other roman had, and had fully intended to rid corruption, xenophobia and unite the world. But
unfortunately, TPTB of that era would have none of it, and had him murdered, just as many who share such beliefs are being sidelined today.
Before he died, knowing his own mortality, made a will and designated his heirs, torned between Mark Antony, a well known agressive dictator and
Octavian, a well known cunning man. He made his choice before he died.
A triumvirate was formed between Mark and Octavian to share power after the death of Caesar. Antony did well and stirred the mobs against TPTB with
reason and logic. It served its purpose, as the legacy of Caesar was protected, TPTB then led by Brutus and Cassius were doomed.
The mob did the right thing, when stirred by the right person, fighting a common cause. Octavian became the leader after desposing the other leaders,
and united Rome, under a new name of Augustus Caesar, to follow in the tradition of his benefactor, and truly did tried to serve the masses to
continue the legacy of the great man Caesar,.
But over time, the glorious age ended as his heirs were proven cravened and subjugated by TPTB, and the empire disappeared.
Point is, the mob will fight for common aspirations, but it will be the leaders whom may set egalitarian or ultilitarian agendas.
Deng Xia Peng was of the former kind but Mao was of the latter kind with his untold murder of millions under the leadership of the CCP. Deng won, and
reform had taken place in China, but sadly, like rome, may end up being subjugated by TPTB corruptive ways.
Thus, is the mob wrong to stand up for their rights? NO is the logical anarchiac answer. Only thing is, who is to be the leader - the servant of all -
to lead the mob to greatness with the sharing of common goals with our precious gift of life and love?