Once the power equation is understood the following analogy works to accurately illustrate modern political economy.
A few people convince the rest of mankind to buy flammable material from these few people, those buyers are then instructed to pour this flammable material all over their bodies and ignite it. Then the few people selling the flammable material and the instructions on how to use it tell those buyers to run as fast as they can if things start getting hot. No questions, just run, and that will be the quickest way to cool down, keep running as fast as possible.
That is modern political economy whereby the Revolutionary Forces that once allowed free people to use their own power to make more power out of less power, those Revolutionary forces (individuals being free) are now replaced with Counter-Revolutionary Forces (individuals on fire running), described above, whereby every problem is solved by paying more money to very evil people who then buy the best liars fraud money can buy so as to keep the fire going.
"Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." Thomas Paine 1776
Power spent on crime made legal is a short circuit, and it takes about 200 years or so to complete the cycle. 1788 to 1988 is overtime.
We are in overtime.
Boom baby boom (China by the way)
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.
"Mr. GEORGE MASON. Mr. Chairman, whether the Constitution be good or bad, the present clause clearly discovers that it is a national government, and no longer a Confederation. I mean that clause which gives the first hint of the general government laying direct taxes. The assumption of this power of laying direct taxes does, of itself, entirely change the confederation of the states into one consolidated government. This power, being at discretion, unconfined, and without any kind of control, must carry every thing before it. The very idea of converting what was formerly a confederation to a consolidated government, is totally subversive of every principle which has hitherto governed us. This power is calculated to annihilate totally the state governments."
And not to forget:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” Solzhenitsyn
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