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A Public Service Announcement from the 1500's

Etienne de La Boétie, a 16th century Frenchman, began his work, Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, with the statement:

The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.

This has been a public service announcement.

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Awesome post!

Looking for more PSA's like this in the future..

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?
http://www.cluesforum.info/

http://www.septemberclues.info/

9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

Clear as a

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So true.

I'm ready to quit paying my credit cards, mortgage and taxes. If enough people did it, it would bring them to their knees.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

brilliant and succint. The

brilliant and succint. The obviousness of that statement will elude many.

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This initiated an interesting conversation:

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3103738

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

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