Flimsy Sanity: Follow The Money

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Follow The Money

Rich people seldom play fair, that is why they are rich.

Just read an interesting article, Our Founding Illegals, written by William Hogeland in the New York Times
In 1763, George III drew a line on a map stretching from modern-day Maine to modern-day Georgia, along the crest of the Appalachians. He declared it illegal to claim or settle land west of the line, all of which he reserved for Native Americans.....George Washington, a young colonel in the Virginia militia, instructed his land-buying agents in the many ways of getting around the law. Although Washington was not alone in acquiring forbidden tracts, few were as energetic in the illegal acquisition of western land. ...By the early 1770's, George Washington had amassed vast tracts to which his titles were flatly invalid. The Revolution rectified that. With British law void, Washington emerged from the war with his titles legal by default.

Little people have to kill each other so rich people can get more money.(War is a Racket (1935) is a short essay by former U.S. Marine Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler, explaining how business interests in World War I commercially benefited from warfare) The rich don't really give a shit about little people, especially little brown people. Cheap Mexican labor means bigger profits for rich people. The Taliban were outlawing opium production and that is why they had to go. ADM (in trouble for price fixing) said the customer (i.e. little person) was the enemy and competing corporations were their friend because who would you pick for your friend, the one who was for higher prices or the one for lower.

3 Comments:

  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    That is so believable that it has to be true. We saw the way the Bush family totally disregarded any people of color during Katrina and you know that is on their minds with Iraq, including the soldiers we send to their death.

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Anonymous RJ Adams said…

    Delve deeply enough into the lives of almost any historical 'hero' and you'll find corruption and a disregard for human life. George Washington was ruthless. Don't research Mother Teresa too closely, you might uncover something that would destroy the final shreds of your remaining faith in human nature!

     
  • At 2:12 AM, Blogger Flimsy Sanity said…

    RJ: Actually I have read about Mother Teresa and she was more interested in conversion than she was in helping the sick. PR was much better than actual fact - kind of like Betsy Ross's family started the rumor that she made the first flag- another lie.

     

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