posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 01:03 AM
I cannot claim full credit for this idea, all the brainwork was done by enviornmentalist and human rights activist Derrick Jensen and i strongly
advise picking up his new book "Endgame".
At first glance the social consequences of the current economic system may not seem violent. But, when one does not give themselves to the system it
is easy to see how it is run by a hidden violence. If one follows the pressures of college and work then it is easy to provide housing, food, and
basic essentials for oneself and ones family.
However, if one refuses to participate in the labor, someone will come and take ones house away, and if one refuses, a police officer with a gun
will come and kick one out by force. If one goes into a grocery store starving needing food to live another day but does not have the money to pay for
it, that same police officer will refuse ones right to eat and kick one out of the store without food. If one tries to take the food anyway, the
chance of being put under arrest exists.
It is almost impossible in most modern cities to live off the fat of the land so to speak. If one wants to fish, it requires a license. If one wants
to hunt, it requires a license and certain requirements must be met in order to have the privilege to hunt or fish. If one decides to disregard the
license and hunt or fish anyway and is caught a fine is issued, if one doesn't have the money to pay the fine they risk being put in jail. It seems
either one get's arrested or dies if they choose to not work for a living or survive off of someone who is working for a living. This realization
brings a lot to the table, its almost like a slavery in disguise.
Just some food for thought.
Ramble On ATS.
edit on 26-3-2012 by MrRamblinRose because: Spelling + Grammer