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Memo to the Victims: You Yourselves Will Pay for the Crimes of the Ruling Class

by Arthur Silber

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As more and more people are now acknowledging -- and I think they are entirely correct and, if anything, still underestimating what will be the ultimate costs of this calamity -- the damage caused by the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico will most likely be felt for several decades at least. The economic costs forbid accurate projection at this point; that might not be an altogether regrettable result, for a fuller version of the truth might well be so horrifying that it would induce paralysis of both thought and action. The human costs -- the livelihoods destroyed, the families subjected to unendurable stress and most probably similarly destroyed in very large numbers, the hopes and dreams put on indefinite hold, only to be surrendered in their totality in time -- prohibit contemplation.

One aspect of the profoundly evil system that has been destroying us for over a hundred years -- and make no mistake, it is deeply evil in design, intent and effect, if by evil we designate those actions which destroy the very possibility of thriving life -- is especially awful. The authoritarian-corporatist-militarist system victimizes untold millions of individual human beings, as well as many other forms of life as we see again today, both here and abroad. That would be a momentous evil in itself, but this particular evil is unsatisfied with only this first form of destruction.

Thus, the victims are targeted a second time, and they are forced to become collaborators in their own destruction. It is crucial to understand that these two forms of destruction are not separate manifestations of separate evils. They are the consequences of the same evil, and the two forms of lingering torture and death (psychologically at a minimum, and frequently existentially as well) are part of one overall design. I've discussed certain cultural-psychological manifestations of this dynamic in a number of essays. For an introduction to this analytic approach, I would recommend one article in particular: "Let the Victims Speak." As I stated at the outset of that essay, the nature and operation of this dynamic are very complex; it took me a few decades to appreciate its character. If the subject interests you, I therefore suggest a reading of the earlier article in its entirety.

With Arthur Silber...a full read is reccomended:
http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2010/06/memo-to-victims...

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The Stupid Tax

I am hoping and praying (to whom?!) that the American people get stuck with the bill, and that it's a HUGE bill at that!

Then maybe they'll think twice about letting oil companies run amok, keeping them addicted to a toxic and obsolete fuel source, and about a hopelessly corrupt government that enables criminals while committing atrocities that subsidize the oil companies.

Perhaps it could be itemized on our pay stubs as "Social Tax for the Underwriting of Petroleum Industry Dividends."

Maybe a $500 per capita weekly tax would work.

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Oh I can't wait for all the neocommies to come out of the woodworks and start whining about that link and the superiority of their girlyman gasoline!

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

Equal Money System

We designed and agreed on the current Money System as well as the Political System, the Education System, etc. Upon realizing the systems are not working - crashing on all levels all around us ...We Stand up in Agreement and Stop all Current Systems beginning with the Current Money system, and we redesign it within an Equal Money System where all receive Equal Money from birth till death so that all can provide for themselves with food, water, and a place to live. We begin from this point and move ourselves forward in Self Forgiveness and Self Honesty. Stand Up - Support an Equal Money System - Apply self forgiveness and self honesty in seeing your world, then Stand Up and declare we STOP!
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. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Are you stupid or

Are you stupid or something?

You can't eat money.

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

Incrementally speaking or a gun at your head;

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it would be good for him."
– Robert Heinlein

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Thanks, nice quote!

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"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Of note: Kevin Costner's oil and water centrifuge

system has been tested by BP and they are planning to rapidly deploy 32 units. Very interesting.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/transcript-kevin-costner-machine-c...

Outstanding!

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Thanks,

Yes, we can be victims are we can be pro-active in exposing fraud and crime in the corporate class.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Whenever "evil" is cited as fact

I have to look for the nearest exit. Huckster alert.

By all means ..you are welcome to exit

since it is clear you never fully entered.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

I think Velveeta has been

left out in the sun too long. What's with this guy?

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
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Have a comment?

Have a comment? Just give it. The whole diminution and derision bit and attacks on character is just so tiresome.

The author's assertion... "One aspect of the profoundly evil system that has been destroying us for over a hundred years -- and make no mistake, it is deeply evil in design, intent and effect, if by evil we designate those actions which destroy the very possibility of thriving life -- is especially awful."

...are completely meritless opinion. "Deeply evil in design, intent and effect"? Ridiculous.

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Here's why I think your scorn is misplaced.

I tend to think of the politico-bureaucracy as a self-generating mindless machine fueled by short-sighted greed for power and lucre, rather than some amazingly cunning system of intentional evil. But that's irrelevant. The effect is as deeply evil and insidious as if it were entirely schemed.
It simply cannot be denied that we live in a profoundly evil system that has been destroying us for over a hundred years.
And at this point the perpetrators have to know that their actions are evil: the many bullies and murderers, the many robbers and liars and cheaters.
If they aren't conscious guilty sneaks, then they can only be psychopaths; no functioning human is that stupid.

There is no proof for "evil".

There is no proof for "evil". There is proof for self-interest. I have no interest in becoming part of any organization overrun with mystics.

Incidentally, you are free to exit at any time also. The door is always open.

Defenition of EVIL

Wicked, moraly bad or wrong, harmful, injurious, disasterous, ANYTHING that causes harm or PAIN..

Take your pick , I think you can find one meaning that fits..

By that definition, that

By that definition, that would encourage and justify religious attacks on non-believers. "Evil" is ultimately a definition for anyone "you" disagree with.

Look up solipsism.

You may actually be a "mystic" yourself.

For all any of us know, the

For all any of us know, the universe began and will end with our consciousness. Life and death outside our existence is unknowable, at least this is a fact. But getting back to the thread...

You have been told

ALL of nature declares it.

Are you on the correct thread?

What are you talking about 'mystical organization?'
You are on the wrong track with this article..obvious you did not read it. If you are even repsonding to it (?) or just your kneejerk reaction to the concept/ word 'evil?' Why don't you make your own post on that topic? This article deals with not being a victim and the power of saying no.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Perhaps your knee-jerk

Perhaps your knee-jerk reaction to my post is clouding your responses. Re-read my original post, then don't assume you speak for everyone. I'm fine with your having an opinion, but don't get high and mighty about it.

You can disagree

without polluting someone else's thread. It's not a big deal, I've done it too. I was called out on it and then became aware of it.