Remembering Mao

January 31, 2004


He didn't mince words, did he?

Posted by manystrom at January 31, 2004 12:06 PM

Mao was crafty, and no, he didn't mince words. It's refreshing in comparison to all the denials and circumlocutions and double talk we hear today from our leaders. Mao was a dictator who ruled with an iron fist, but at least everyone knew it. Today we have a quasi dictator posing as the benevolent head of a democracy, and it seems like everyone buys it while their future -- monetarily, environmentally and in terms of civil rights are being sold down the river. Too bad no one gives a shit.

Yeah political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Why do you think Bush started this war in the first place? There were no WMD, and Iraq had no connection to 9/11, but the war has managed to increase Bush's political power tremendously. Remember what a lightweight people thought he was before the attacks? Now he can spend like crazy and no one thinks twice. He can, and will, do whatever he wants.

As long as we let him, that is. Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the other day, if people are concerned about losing freedom to the government, they need to speak out.

So all you people who are sleeping out there, have a nice fucking nap! Once its time to wake up and smell the coffee we're bound to have someone like Mao in charge of our country.

Posted by: Dirk Davies at January 31, 2004 12:28 PM

Hey Dirk.

You seem a little miffed today!?

I've been there before, but lately I've been trying to reach a more Zen-like head space over what is going down.

On some level our collective subconscious is allowing what is happening to happen. There is of course deception and fraud, but in my opinion most American's and Brits know that something is really wrong and just don't want to do the work to understand what it is. They want the opium that is laid out for them to consume en masse.

So I've discovered that laying blame on any individual is kinda futile. I think it is right to lay some serious blame at the doors of the Fed, but the current leadership of the Fed are just some bankers. The real problem is allowing sneaky people to get their own way, bullies and gangsters need to be stood up too - and people on the whole are just way too trusting.

You may be right about Mao, we could easily end up with some kind of radical dictator trying to take over. However, the one thing the Founding Fathers ensured was an armed populace, that has not been taken away by the establishment - and it's very hard to control such a well armed mass of people (but not impossible!).

I do believe it will be nigh impossible to shift Bush for another 4 years and he will one way or the other win the next election, so we will continue the march towards a police state - - but again, it is highly likely we'll end up in one of those no matter who comes to power. There are no serious alternatives out there for the people to choose from. Who has the political will to:

Shut down the Fed and return the country to a sound monetary system.

Educate the masses about the debt we owe and how we can pay it off without starving.

Ween us off huge petroleum consumption and drive us towards a sustainable energy future.

Educate society on decency and morality, the common good, benign capitalism and enlightened self-interest.

Strip the transnational corporations of their political power and cap their wealth so as to stop a fascist-corporatist state from ever emerging.

Etc, etc.

I think we are at the end of a natural process of maturation. We have to live through this, and we have to look for solutions (easy for me to say huh!)

Cheers Rich

Posted by: Rich at February 1, 2004 12:22 PM

None of the current crop of political leaders in the U.S. or EU have the will or charisma to fill the shoes of Stalin, Hitler, or Mao. But a far more insideous threat to our liberty, in the form of creeping bureaucracy, is making good progress on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here in the U.S., we have a complex web of local, state, and federal agencies with overlapping and often contradictory policies and regulations. As these governments grow larger, even average citizens often find themselves caught in some bureaucratic snare. Usually a lawyer has to be hired and/or significant money handed over to make the problem go away. The poor and criminal class don't worry too much about this system because the bureaucracy largely ignores them - they have no money to "contribute". In 2004, dishonesty and poverty = freedom!

Posted by: J. M. at February 3, 2004 12:35 AM

Could it be possible....the Fed actually detests the current administration? I think so, in fact they may be more willing than not to throw W from the train, now that he looks amazingly vulnerable. Besides undoing what they've tried to accomplish the last 10 years, he's a great scapegoat for their complicity in the bubble.

Posted by: Thunderbolt at February 3, 2004 08:08 AM

The bottom line in all this crap, is the people high up know the American economy is going to collapse bigtime, so they are orchestrating all the terror and homeland security as a way to control the masses from civil war when it all falls apart. You want to own gold bullion now, then when housing crashes 90% you go in and scoop up some nice farmland out of the city.

Posted by: John Birkens at February 6, 2004 01:04 PM
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