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Government Explained

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:46 AM
Saw this video today. I did do a search and found nothing on this. Sorry if it is already posted and this thread can be closed if it is.

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An inquisitive alien visits the planet to check on our progress as a species, and gets into a conversation with the first person he meets. The alien discovers that we live under the rule of a thing called "government", and wants to understand more about what "government" is, what it does, and why it exists.

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by nfldtater

government makes me mad.

they should just let us do whatever we want as long as we aren't hurting or stealing from each other.

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:52 AM
its funny how the more he explains the idea of the government, the more it sounds like the stupidest thing ever created


posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 03:38 PM
The thing is government itself doesn't generally just make up laws, those laws come from people outside of government lobbying for those laws. It is doing what it is being asked to do, even if the method is corrupt.

Government doesn't just start wars, there is always an economic reason outside of government.

Government is just a tool, and those who have the most wealth in a capitalists system will have the most influence over government.

The government we have is the result of our economic system of private ownership and the accumulation of mass wealth in small minority groups, who use that wealth to influence government.

Our government is the symptom of our corrupt economic system. Representative democracy easily allows those with influence to "choose" the "right" people for us.

The government is doing it's job if the people are blaming them for the worlds problems, and not the economic system itself. That is the 'shadow government', the capitalist owners of industry, the oil industry particularly at this time.

So just being angry at government is like being angry at a cut on your arm, but ignoring the knife still in it.

edit on 3/18/2012 by ANOK because: (no reason given)

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