"We didn't have a federal jobs program, and the business community clapped, because their biggest fear, their worst nightmare, is a government offering good jobs to millions of unemployed people. Oh yes, on the 4th of July our business leaders give speeches about the wonders of competition, but they don't want competition from the government." - Richard Wolff
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To prevent an average guy/gull from thinking is to destroy them within, it is called Social Engineering
Most of us are nice people, we do things, create, and love one or the other sometimes or whatever
We do like to be nice and care for one another. I’ve seen it with babies
Now, how to destroy it all? So simple
To destroy someone is to deny it to function as a human being
And a frog in boiling water comes to my mind
Since when a plantation owner wants to be slaves educated?
It smells like Democracy all over or a Communism
Education for all for free, when slaves start to think nothing good comes from it
Since when the military is to protect and not to kill. I scratch my head
Perhaps big Pharma’s only dream is to keep us healthy and happy? Sincerely I doubt it
And yes, I do have a master’s degrees for it
So sad that it all went to waste
In a mid of a sweet afternoon all was breaking down
I was blind and full of myself not to notice changes around
The stench of rotting corpses dissolving within their own
Escaped me at all, and I blame myself for it
And I’m old, too old to go underground as I did before
It shall be my students do it, forget about it, let them enjoy
• I’m White
• I’m Heterosexual
• I’m not Transgender or LSBTQP….
• I’m conservative in my thinking
• I like women very much
• I’m not a Pedophile
• I hate war
• I think a lot
Please give me a better reason to strip me from my Canadian Citizenship
The demarcation line in here becomes a little bit fuzzy for all of us
How little is enough to pay for a worker to survive and multiply and pay taxes?
Now the other thing, how much we as a Government we have to pay them
To stay quiet without this pesky demonstrations and God forbid Guillotines on every corner?
Democracy/Cleptokracy merged in one harmonic endeavor, I love my Country that’s all
It would be foolish not to take into equation a myriad of the other factors
Greed that came from a closet so proudly, that it became worshiped Lady of our times
How about alienation of rapid technology development and human ability to cope with it
And maybe the cultural demise that perms itself onto a very single thought of been disgraced
How about a magnificent drop in self esteem of working people faced with layoff possibility every week
And I can talk like it forever for hours, it is foolish to cherry-pick one over the others
With my Best;