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In the old days (it ran), before the glorious Revolution, London was not the beautiful city that we know today. It was a dark, dirty, miserable place where hardly anybody had enough to eat and where hundreds and thousands of poor people had no boots on their feet and not even a roof to sleep under. Children no older than you had to work twelve hours a day for cruel masters who flogged them with whips if they worked too slowly and fed them on nothing but stale breadcrusts and water.
But in among all this terrible poverty there were just a few great big beautiful houses that were lived in by rich men who had as many as thirty servants to look after them. These rich men were called capitalists. They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces, like the one in the picture on the opposite page. You can see that he is dressed in a long black coat which was called a frock coat, and a queer, shiny hat shaped like a stovepipe, which was called a top hat. This was the uniform of the capitalists, and no one else was allowed to wear it. The capitalists owned everything in the world, and everyone else was their slave. They owned all the land, all the houses, all the factories, and all the money. If anyone disobeyed them they could throw them into prison, or they could take his job away and starve him to death. When any ordinary person spoke to a capitalist he had to cringe and bow to him, and take off his cap and address him as 'Sir'. The chief of all the capitalists was called the King, and --
But he knew the rest of the catalogue. There would be mention of the bishops in their lawn sleeves, the judges in their ermine robes, the pillory, the stocks, the treadmill, the cat-o'-nine tails, the Lord Mayor's Banquet, and the practice of kissing the Pope's toe. There was also something called the jus primae noctis, which would probably not be mentioned in a textbook for children.It was the law by which every capitalist had the right to sleep with any woman working in one of his factories.
Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by SpaceJockey1
Again, I would like to see all the people who misuse the justice system in the Western countries brought up on charges. Where they are being protected by those in power, I want those people tried for being the corrupted treasonous bastards they are.
I want the full weight of the law to land on them. If it isn't, I expect that they will feel the heavy weight of the justice of the people - also a protected concept.
What I do not see is laws here to give the people who commit these crimes here succor, hope, and power. Religious and political empowerment.
Corruption exists everywhere. Not everywhere is it given a home, and granted protections underlined by God.edit on 2011/6/7 by Aeons because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by tncryptogal
my mind was raped and forced to learn algebra and 20 years later
i am still waiting for it to save my life.
Originally posted by Aeons
Some immigrate because they believe it is their duty to spread this infection.
Originally posted by gabby2011
reply to post by liejunkie01
I'm not going to disagree that much evil has been done int the name of religion..but was it really religious concepts..or a cover excuse for those who just wanted control and power,and really did not believe in their religion at all?
Perhaps having no religions at all, would help in some ways ...but I think evil intentions,and warped hearts and minds would still exist without religious beliefs.