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Even though I consider myself a socialist/anarchist
Actually they do. Many Latin-American countries have undergone that treatment. I suggest you read the confessions by John Perkins. They usually follow a steady pattern. First try to arrange lucrative contracts, usually that doesn't work. Then they try to bribe, when that doesn't work, they destroy the country, and they have various ways of doing, they're very good at it. From instigating coups, to outright invasion. In the end they get what they want. Huge loans at interest. The pay-off means giving away land and resources to big corporations. And the citizens may work for them, at extremely low wages in extremely low standard circumstances.
Most ATS'ers see Ron Paul as the solution to this problem, but I have always disagreed with. I found a piece in which Chomsky comments on it, I couldn't agree more.
"Well, the church will take care of him ... or charities or something or other.... so, it's not a problem."
I mean, this is just savagery.
They can't live without a powerful state, and they know it.
Originally posted by captainnotsoobvious
reply to post by PaxVeritas
Big surprise, another Ron Paul fan whining about taxes.
Originally posted by romanmel
There were plenty of jobs (and the same corporate tax rate) before the "economic crisis" of 2008 when congress agreed to let the off-shore banks drain the treasury and our 401k accounts and our children's future income.
You seem a long way from holding anything close to resembling anarchist values.
That is exactly my point. Their government, in trying to protect them, has put them in a far worse situation than if they were free to make their own choices.
It amazes me that in these times charitable donations and voluntarily helping fellow humans is commonly viewed as being "savage", while theft at gunpoint to achieve the same means is viewed as being civil and righteous.
Originally posted by Patrol
They are building underground cities RIGHT NOW!
Under our noses.
They are expecting big time cataclysms in a few years from now so they are getting ready,.. with our money!