I Quit! The Forced Slavery of America

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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by Nicks87

I think that is the key to this whole debate. Some people are so brainwashed that they dont see the forrest for the trees. They turn a blind eye to how the system really works because they dont think it affects them but who are the top 1% going to rob when the poor have nothing? It will effect them eventually weather they believe it or not.



Right..so Im brainwashed because I am doing great financially, emotionally, mentally, physically.
I get up every morning excited to go to work and use my mind all day long.
I get up every morning excited about the possibilities and choices I have to make.
I am not naive, many people aren't in the position to feel excited about those same things and I wish I could help them.

If that makes me brainwashed, ok..you win.. I'm brainwashed and I would rather living a brainwashed fulfilling , healthy, happy, rewarding free life then worrying about the rumored 1% that are going to destroy all of us.


You SHOULD be worrying about the 1% because they DO WANT to destroy america. You keep thinking it will be peachy and rosey but good times do not last forever, especially when the government is rotten as hell. You can help by dropping a vote for a candidate that is NOT on the republican or democrat ticket next election. Try constitution party imo.

Most people are not dumb and can see through your shallow *me only* logic.




posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by Nicks87

Originally posted by opethPA
Here is the thing in all this...

I don't think being successful in whatever way matters to you as an individual makes you any better than someone that is not.

I also don't think you should be embarrassed, talked down to or insulted for being successful.

I don't think it is for me to judge how someone lives their life nor do I think it is for you to call me a slave because I chose to focus on something different.
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Sir, I think YOU are the one missing the point of this discussion. You do realize that the term "wage slave" is a metaphor that describes the way that the current "system" in America treats 99% of the population. You seem to be concentrating too much on the word "slave". You dont have to get upset it's just a way to describe the current situation in this country.


If you want to use the term slave in a general title then everyone is a slave to something.
Food, water, love, lust, money, vice, religion..You can keep going...
Their is not a single person anywhere that is not a slave to something.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Speaking of the 1%, I'm curious, how many of the 1% are actually on this website? And why is it that every billionaire has to be some scum greedy bastard? Don't good people ever get rich anymore... or does money like that really change you?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by EarthCitizen07

You SHOULD be worrying about the 1% because they DO WANT to destroy america. You keep thinking it will be peachy and rosey but good times do not last forever, especially when the government is rotten as hell. You can help by dropping a vote for a candidate that is NOT on the republican or democrat ticket next election. Try constitution party imo.

Most people are not dumb and can see through your shallow *me only* logic.


I dont think things are peachy and rosey..
At one point in this thread I specifically said I am worried about my sisters generation..She is 28 and they are hosed from what I can see because the opportunities we had\have dont seem there for her.

I didn't vote for either candidate because I didn't feel either offering would be the right choice to lead us through the many crises we are faced with.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by mojo2012

My great grandma use to decorate her house with plants. What if you thought that the marijuana plant was a beautiful plant and wanted to have one sitting in your living room. Are you free to do that without the possibility of future penalty even though the action would cause no direct harm to another individual?

Let's say a technology buff wants to hit up Area 51 to see what they are working on because he is intrigued by what they could be coming up with. Does he have the freedom to do so?



Not really the same at all..

1. POT is still illegal in many places, when it becomes legal everywhere then everyone should be able to do whatever they want with it.. Where its legal people should be able to do what they want with it.. Where its illegal people should not be able to do whatever they want with it .. Again to me that goes to living within the rules and structure the keep nations, towns, cities whatever functioning.

2. The same people that cry , not saying you, about someone trespassing on their property want carte blanche to do it on someone elses private property? Make sure if you want to pull back the veil of privacy , not a requirement of freedom for me , that you pull it back from everyone. Individual and govt. You want to go explore area 51 cause you think it sounds cool , great! Don't complain when someone comes to explore your house because they think it sounds cool..

Society can't work that way thus we need privacy.


Whatever the government does or has done doesn't suprise me one bit. I have been taught to think that way.

1. Growing a marijuana plant in a living room doesn't in any way cause a lack of function on any level you have mentioned or can mention. You mention illegal vs legal. We should adhere to principals higher than what man deems illegal and legal. There is a way to fulfill the law.

2. It depends on the intent. If the intentions were good I wouldn't mind.

I see your agrument. You are content with the level of freedom you currently possess. You are happy with the choices you are able to make, even though those options are currently limited by man.

The fact that options are limited can't be debated.


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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:05 PM
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Thinly veiled sacarsm is not acceptance. For all we know, you may belong to the 1% or their flunkies, the often termed 'house slaves' whom are happy being fed off the crumbs from the master's table or a smile from him, while the field slaves are sweating away, tortured, facing uncertainties and sufferings daily.

It's your life and your choice to live it. A mentioned before, may you enjoy it and everything goes as smooth as you think it is for your life.

I mean it sincerely, and wish no one any harm. Ignorance is often bliss, but when wakefullness strike, may you not suffer as much as many around the world had suffered right now - hard working wall st traders becoming homeless vagrants, determined college grads getting burned at interview after interviews, entreprenuers saw their efforts go up in smoke due to free trade, blue collar workers getting retrenched and left on the wayside, retirees seeing their life savings go up in smoke due to inflation or banks' greed, etc.

And strangely enough, the con masters suffer nothing at all. Even Bernie Madoff is living it up in prison, with 3 square hot meals, free shelter, healthcare, etc, while his clients dig garbage cans for food.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by spqrenki
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
 


Speaking of the 1%, I'm curious, how many of the 1% are actually on this website? And why is it that every billionaire has to be some scum greedy bastard? Don't good people ever get rich anymore... or does money like that really change you?


No offense but I think it is the american mentality in general, you know "land of the free and home of the brave". They called it the american dream but it seems to be heading for the american nightmare if you ask me. Millions of folks have immigrated to the USA either to escape prejudicism from their former nation or to make a quick buck.

A lot of the deep billionares and a few trillionares have formed an illegal trust that screws everyone else. You nailed the three thousand year conspiracy *spot on* but unfortunately it is difficult for people to accept grandeur conspiracies even on a conspiracy site.

I don't know if ATS is for the 1% or there are many paid trolls working for them. I have noticed this for years but don't want to make a big issue out of it. Besides all voices are welcome as long as the T&C is not violated.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by Nicks87

Originally posted by opethPA
Here is the thing in all this...

I don't think being successful in whatever way matters to you as an individual makes you any better than someone that is not.

I also don't think you should be embarrassed, talked down to or insulted for being successful.

I don't think it is for me to judge how someone lives their life nor do I think it is for you to call me a slave because I chose to focus on something different.
edit on 18-2-2013 by opethPA because: (no reason given)


Sir, I think YOU are the one missing the point of this discussion. You do realize that the term "wage slave" is a metaphor that describes the way that the current "system" in America treats 99% of the population. You seem to be concentrating too much on the word "slave". You dont have to get upset it's just a way to describe the current situation in this country.


If you want to use the term slave in a general title then everyone is a slave to something.
Food, water, love, lust, money, vice, religion..You can keep going...
Their is not a single person anywhere that is not a slave to something.




Bro, you are still missing the point, like I said you are concentrating too much on semantics. At this point I think maybe you are just trying to derail the discussion so thank you and have a nice day.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by spqrenki
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
 


Speaking of the 1%, I'm curious, how many of the 1% are actually on this website? And why is it that every billionaire has to be some scum greedy bastard? Don't good people ever get rich anymore... or does money like that really change you?


One doesn't have to be a billionaire to have an agenda, but it helps. And if you've got billions to spend it isn't all that hard to find useful idiots who will work their tails off to put that agenda into effect.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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There is simply no honor left in this society. Where are the real men that would spit in the face of anyone that dare have an agenda against God and country?

It's such a shame how easily man sells his soul.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by spqrenki
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
 


Speaking of the 1%, I'm curious, how many of the 1% are actually on this website? And why is it that every billionaire has to be some scum greedy bastard? Don't good people ever get rich anymore... or does money like that really change you?


I dont think these people have ever been "good" people. Good people dont become part of the 1% because they share their wealth with those who need it and they dont screw people over to get it. Most honest businessmen can barely make ends meet and most of the successful ones have more than a few skeletons hanging in the closet.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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When I think billionaire I think Steve Jobs, laying on his death bed, never gave a cent to charity in his life and still, even then, died with that money like he was going to take it with him. The arrogance, greed, and down right scum tactics used to acquire said wealth is really the cancer that eats away at society. Steve Jobs, may satan burn his soul, was nothing more than a modern day slave owner.
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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People that belong to the top 1% of earners get to a point in life where money becomes no object to them. They can have anything they want so what does that leave for them to desire?

POWER

The desire for power will corrupt indefinately.

It's power over others that fuels evil in this world and results in things like slavery, the holocaust, genocide, mass killings, etc.

Just like the gun debate: guns dont kill people, a lust for power kills people, a gun is just a tool that power hungry people use to get what they want.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Many of the rich started out as poor and in poverty. They worked extremely hard to get out of poverty, not out of noble causes, but that deeply ingrain fear of poverty ever happening again, formed in their formative years.

As a result, every thing in life is down to dollars and cents and take the utilitarian road. Every human and every opportunity is nothing more than dollar signs to be grabbed at, to preserve, that animal instinct of self preservation, abiding by jungle laws, to mitigate those fears.

They believed that whatever they had done, they carved it by their own hands, effort and acumen, without realizing that in USA - the land of opportunities that was the work of ALL past and present americans, made it possible, for he alone could not have built the road infrastructures for his logistics, lights, education, subsidized healthcare, etc.

He becomes deluded, and expect EVERYONE to be like him - single minded and focussed only on the utilitarian and pragmatic issues of survival 24/7, without realizing that there is MORE to life than such self centredness, for mankind is NOT living in jungles today, but an organized civilised state with more than just economics to live and love.

The american dream had NEVER been one whereby a person can be the President or a billionaire. The american dream, as envisioned by the founding fathers from the general to the footsoldiers whom sacrificed their lives to protect their loved ones and future generations, is - peace, justice, shared prosperity, equality, responsible freedom and progress.

Those values are only the very common goals of ALL awakened humankind, and is still within reach for all americans and legal immigrants. It lays in the choices for the vote for the appointed representative to Congress and the Presidential office, men whom are supposed to share the same aspirations and NOT serve powered lobbied elitist minority agendas.

The power lays with the common masses, to vote, to protest, to impeach, or to just simply boot them out of their office by strikes or non compliance to their dictates, if they fail to measure up to the needs of the masses.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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There is another thing that they want. Immortality. Steve Jobs will go down in history as a modern day slave owner and scum. All he had to do was give back. Support liberty and freedom. Fund patriot movements. Feed the people that can't feed themselves. This would ensure immortality. Thomas Jefferson is immortality. Martin Luther King Jr is immortality. Gandhi is immortality. If you want something to take with you, side with the people. Nobody remembers the tyrants. People remember those that sided with them. Not the scum.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by spqrenki
reply to post by frazzle
 


There is simply no honor left in this society. Where are the real men that would spit in the face of anyone that dare have an agenda against God and country?

It's such a shame how easily man sells his soul.


Maybe it isn't even so much that there's no honor left, maybe its just that people are so easily bamboozled by grandiose theories and glossy advertisments about building the "ideal world" that will not and cannot work in actual practice. Think tanks come up with these stupid ideas and no one objects.

I agree with you that many have sold their souls for cheap plastic trinkets and, unfortunately, it'll be the next generation(s) that will end up paying for those who listened to and helped promote stupid ideas and soon to be obsolete trinkets.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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This thread could also be titled 'I Quit! The Forced Slavery of Living under the rule of the State!'

Most political discussion is one big exercise in missing the forest for the trees. People endlessly debate the symptoms of the state but these are not the problem....

It's the state itself which the problem!!

; the state that we collectively submit to every single day...each country to their own respective statist systems..we allow governments to have a monopoly on the use of force. The obvious and preferable alternative is a society based on non aggression and voluntarism, plain and simple...i.e. no group of individuals with a free pass to use violence and the threat of violence on the rest of us.

These 'problems' such as the dirty hot dog stand, 'who will educate the children?', 'who will build the roads?'' etc. ..these are all distractions that ignore the more important problem of the immoral foundation that the state rests upon.. Not to mention, there are ways to solve these problems without requiring a state.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by spqrenki
reply to post by frazzle
 


There is simply no honor left in this society. Where are the real men that would spit in the face of anyone that dare have an agenda against God and country?

It's such a shame how easily man sells his soul.


What about people who don't believe in God, you are already separating them out as some how not worthy of your order, so in that respect, you are condemning others for their beliefs..



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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I'm not trying to derail anything but rather replying to multiple different posts in a thread.

I am about as far from the 1% as you can get.

I don't think being wealthy makes you inherently evil any more then I believe not being wealthy makes you more honorable.

Nor do I agree with the assessment that being a CEO means you stabbed people in the back. Yes , like any walk of life, their are horrible and deceitful people doing bad things to good people.

Is their a 1% out there lurking about in the Trilateral Commissions or every other shadow group William Cooper called out..yup, most likely..Do those groups have some selfish and nefarious plans for the remaining 99%..Maybe yes..maybe no..

What I know is I'm not sacrificing the quality of life I can currently provide my family just to obtain another persons label of being free.
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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I don't care what you believe in, but the fact is, America was founded on the belief of a higher power. No religious, but the belief in a God. Must you really straw man the statement?





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