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You know, Bernard, the thing that amazes me is that they DO stand a chance. The political and economic forces that made collective action so powerful in the past are still every bit as potent a force today as they ever were. In some ways more powerful. The predators are closer to the surface of the dark waters today, but just as dependent on the narcotized placidity of the "lower orders"

There are two huge things that make them powerless today.

The first thing is, of course, their belief that "That shit just doesn't work anymore". Wrong.

The second is the culture of selfish individualism, in which he who shares is a chump.

The generation of today is the most powerful in history.
They could bring the mighty to their knees in six months if only they gave a shit about someone besides themselves.
As long as it's Get Yours First, they'll be just meat.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Jan 16th, 2011 at 01:22:54 AM EST
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