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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #21
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What measure are you using to come to this conclusion?

Also, what country isn't in some sense ruled by the rich?
I'm using the Economist, an extremely pro-capitalist paper, and just generally-accepted fact everywhere. If you were allowed to know what was going on you'd know this, but you live under an essentially one-party moneymen's dictatorship, as you know, which is why the peasantry are always demanding proof that the world is not flat (usually answered from Wikipedia). As you know, the rich are allowed to buy elections in your country, and the media are not requred to tell the truth at all: that is their 'free speech'.

Most countries are ruled by the rich, but in most they have to hide that fact. You peasants are the only mugs who accept it.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #22
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I'm using the Economist, an extremely pro-capitalist paper, and just generally-accepted fact everywhere.
What is the figure you are referencing from the Economist though? Which statistic or study?

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Most countries are ruled by the rich, but in most they have to hide that fact. You peasants are the only mugs who accept it.
So being blinded from the truth is better than openly knowing and accepting it even though it is inconvenient? There are plenty of people for political finance reform, but not quite enough just yet.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #23
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....snip....

Most countries are ruled by the rich, but in most they have to hide that fact. You peasants are the only mugs who accept it.
Is it better then (in your opinion), to be enlightened as to your position, and perhaps exert moderate control...or to dwell in the bliss of ignorance?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #24
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Is it better then (in your opinion), to be enlightened as to your position, and perhaps exert moderate control...or to dwell in the bliss of ignorance?
Well, I hate to be nasty, but it is better to hang the burghers. They are no use to man nor beast.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #25
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Well, I hate to be nasty, but it is better to hang the burghers. They are no use to man nor beast.
That's quite hateful and stereotypical. And besides if you do that, you'll just have another group of leaders or wealthy people.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #26
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That's quite hateful and stereotypical. And besides if you do that, you'll just have another group of leaders or wealthy people.
Is that what they tell you over there - that we have to live under thieves? No - I don't really want to hang anyone, kid. Set them to useful work, I say.
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Well, I hate to be nasty, but it is better to hang the burghers. They are no use to man nor beast.
All nations are ruled by the rich, it's just that some are deluded onto thinking they are not.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #28
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Is that what they tell you over there - that we have to live under thieves?
Who is "they"? I think for myself, I'm not told what to believe. And no one said they are all thieves...

And you still avoided the question of whether it is better to know about something bad or to be blind to it. Some things might be bad but still logistically not possible to change or subject to only gradual, slower change. Everything can't be changed to perfection over night.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #29
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Who is "they"? I think for myself, I'm not told what to believe. And no one said they are all thieves...

And you still avoided the question of whether it is better to know about something bad or to be blind to it. Some things might be bad but still logistically not possible to change or subject to only gradual, slower change. Everything can't be changed to perfection over night.
Simpletons never understand who their masters are, do they? Who owns your media and your political parties? The poor, is it?
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Simpletons never understand who their masters are, do they? Who owns your media and your political parties? The poor, is it?
You keep moving onto other topics. That aside, since you seem to think you know about how everything works, why don't you change it all to what's right in whatever country you are in (unless you think it is perfect- I'd be curious to know which country if that is the case)? Or is the issue that you alone can't do much - i.e. it is a logistical problem like I already suggested.
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You keep moving onto other topics. That aside, since you seem to think you know about how everything works, why don't you change it all to what's right in whatever country you are in (unless you think it is perfect- I'd be curious to know which country if that is the case)? Or is the issue that you alone can't do much - i.e. it is a logistical problem like I already suggested.
You think I should become dictator? I don't wan't to be, and can't, obviously. Is this some American game they have instead of Guy Fawkes?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #32
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You think I should become dictator? I don't wan't to be, and can't, obviously. Is this some American game they have instead of Guy Fawkes?
So America has a bunch of "peasants" because they aren't doing anything about what you think is a major issue, but when it comes to you, it is okay that you don't do anything because you think doing something will make you a dictator? I don't understand your logic.

And what is with all the stereotyping about Americans? Stereotyping has no foundation in logic.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #33
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #34
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Haters gonna hate.
Ha ha ha ha ha... Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #35
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So America has a bunch of "peasants" because they aren't doing anything about what you think is a major issue, but when it comes to you, it is okay that you don't do anything because you think doing something will make you a dictator? I don't understand your logic.

And what is with all the stereotyping about Americans? Stereotyping has no foundation in logic.
I don't think I stereotype - there are lots of excellent Americans, but as a state it is dominated by the very rich manipulating ignorant peasants, surely? Obviously I don't ant to be - and couldn't be - a dictator. Americans are hugely brainwashed by their masters and do what they are told, or there wouldn't be a Republican Party, or even a Democratic Party except on the extreme right, obviously. I don't understand what you are getting so worked up about. Either think or do what you are told, man.
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I don't think I stereotype - there are lots of excellent Americans, but as a state it is dominated by the very rich manipulating ignorant peasants, surely? Obviously I don't ant to be - and couldn't be - a dictator. Americans are hugely brainwashed by their masters and do what they are told, or there wouldn't be a Republican Party, or even a Democratic Party except on the extreme right, obviously. I don't understand what you are getting so worked up about. Either think or do what you are told, man.
You do realize there are more then just the Dems and Repubs, yes? We have a socialist senator and state and local gov'ts are filled with independents and 3rd partiers.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #37
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Americans are hugely brainwashed by their masters and do what they are told, or there wouldn't be a Republican Party, or even a Democratic Party except on the extreme right, obviously.
Who are these masters you speak of? What proof do you have of this? I am guessing you've never been to the states and are maybe basing this off of some sort of propaganda... (which would make your whole argument quite ironic)
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Old November 5th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #38
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I don't think I stereotype - there are lots of excellent Americans, but as a state it is dominated by the very rich manipulating ignorant peasants, surely? Obviously I don't ant to be - and couldn't be - a dictator. Americans are hugely brainwashed by their masters and do what they are told, or there wouldn't be a Republican Party, or even a Democratic Party except on the extreme right, obviously. I don't understand what you are getting so worked up about. Either think or do what you are told, man.
You certainly do stereotype...we all do. This is a means of filling in gaps in the knowledge base. Unfortunately, it also pisses off the people typed.
As Americans, we are extremely diverse, and thus typing the country is kinda silly. Similar to me claiming everyone in the UK bows to royalty, and wants a nanny state to save them from a Muslim invasion.
Many here are well aware of the issues of corruption, wealth inequality, stagnant government, etc...and so we try to fix them, we vote, we occupy, we bitch just like you are.

While I accept your right to belittle my country from afar....I have yet to see you explain how you have it better, let alone show any prideful comment about where you live.

Hell...where do you originate?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #39
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You do realize there are more then just the Dems and Repubs, yes? We have a socialist senator and state and local gov'ts are filled with independents and 3rd partiers.
Well, big deal. We have minor parties too, but they do not form governments.
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Well, big deal. We have minor parties too, but they do not form governments.
Yet...they do effect it. do they not?

One need only look at the Tea Party over here to see what can happen, unfortunately this "Grass Roots" movement has been detrimental to our system thus far (IMHO).
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