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Originally posted by petrus4
This is why I've never been directly involved with Occupy. Rob's approach is something that Occupy apparently don't know about; and they really ought to learn of it. It's also infinitely more effective. Rob himself says in an interview I've read, that he considers Occupy, and protest in general, to be an expression of helplessness and victimhood, and that was my perspective also, before I read him saying that.
Protest is an act of telling other people that there is something wrong with what they are doing, but that you also still expect them to fix the problem. This is also the reason why I have zero tolerance for Ron Paul supporters. They are relying on him to act as a regent of their own sovereignty, rather than attempting to do anything about their problems themselves.
This is the central crux of what I've been trying to communicate to people here, in a lot of the threads I've started recently. Literally every form of political or economic paradigm that exists inside our heads, no matter what it is...Capitalism, Communism, Free Trade, neoliberalism, whatever...is a lie that has been invented by a small, global cabal of psychopaths for the purposes of keeping us all enslaved, and ultimately killing us all. The only way out is to go outside of their box entirely; to recognise that not only their mainstream system, but all of their institutional alternatives (I'm afraid I'm talking to you here, Noam Chomsky) are a demonic lie.
I used to even believe in the Hindu caste system, but Eboyd successfully made me realise that that also is just another part of the proverbial shell game. The bottom line is, that while universal law exists, manmade law, for the most part, fairly simply doesn't. ALL national law is illegitimate; it does not exist on the basis of anything other than psychopathic fiat, and collateral of raw military force.
Originally posted by trust_no_one
do you believe people claiming their individual sovereignty will alter society as a whole?
Many highly cooperative nonhuman species seem guided by a set of expectations about the outcome of cooperation and the division of resources,
early evolutionary origin of inequity aversion