posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 07:00 PM
reply to post by gringoboy
i see what you mean, but would also like to reiterate, that it's the concept involved, that i'm referring to. the idea that if it weren't for laws
clarifying what it means to be free in the usa (bill of rights, for example), we would literally go around and around in circles voting for each
other's gag orders. voting for each other's disenfranchisement. do you see what i mean? let's say you have a business that creates hammers and are
quite well off financially, because of it, but you are also a republican or an independent, politically, and donate large sums of money to their
platforms. the socialist, communist and democratic parties, would be climbing all over themselves to see if they could defame you by pointing to your
money. it's a magician's trick. don't look at what this hand is doing (the one they're using to rake in huge sums of money for themselves), rather,
look at this hand that is pointing at that greedy hammer company capitalist pig, etc etc.
republicans and independents have joined the smear war, by revealing things like al gore leaving his suv running during a conference on lowering
carbon emissions, and pelosi riding expensive jets to places while asking everyone else to tighten their belts and bite the bread crumbs and say
"yum." but they are also playing a magician's trick. watch this hand (that's pretending it's actually capitalistic) whilst the other hand is signing
pretty much all the same bills, and conveniently doesn't manage to stop huge tax burdens until they're so set in stone it would take a miracle to
dislodge them without hurting billions of people. or responding to "we need to lower military spending" by cutting the paychecks of the poorest
members of the military.
etc etc etc. ya know what i mean, etc.
in effect, if we didn't have a bill of rights, this place would be a madhouse, because "the people" are a mob!
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