posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by paraphi
Putting a man is space is not exactly rocket science.
Thanks for a much needed laugh.
But seriously, everyone is thinking in terms of Orwell's 1984. What's happening is closer to Orwell's Animal Farm. Every country is trying become
the most efficient slave labor camp. Any national government that doesn't play the game, well, they become the next Libya. Can't have a country
that has a government that actually does what is in the best interest of the people, it would set a bad example for the rest of the world.
That's what this Fiscal Cliff is all about. In Greece and Spain, they called it austerity measures, and people lashed out at the government. In the
US, the two political parties will blame each other, half the country will blame the other half, but the causes and effects will be the same. Cause,
the government spent too much. Effect, increased taxes and decreased government services to the people.
Countries like Russia, China, and the US are all fine tuning their animal farms for maximum production. China, for instance, uses a more totalitarian
approach. You work because you fear what the government will do to you if you don't. In the US, they try to make you want to work, by having you
think it's in your personal best interest. People that want to work are more productive than those that don't. But when it comes down to brass
tacks, the US government will put the hammer down. Any strike that threatens the productivity of the US animal farm will be met with the same sort of
violence that the Chinese would employ.