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Another Reason Young Americans Don't Revolt Against Being Screwed
"Millenials have educated me on the various divides among the 99% that have been created and perpetuated on the Internet."

I get that, too, from my associate.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 at 04:24:19 PM EST
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History which keeps alive the memory of people's resistance suggests new definitions of power. By traditional definitions, whoever possesses military strength, wealth, command of official ideology, cultural control, has power. Measured by these standards, popular rebellion never looks strong enough to survive.

However, the unexpected victories--even temporary ones--of insurgents show the vulnerability of the supposedly powerful. In a highly developed society, the Establishment cannot survive without the obedience and loyalty of millions of people who are given small rewards to keep the system going: the soldiers and police, teachers and ministers, administrators and social workers, technicians and production workers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, transport and communications workers, garbage men and firemen. These people--the employed, the somewhat privileged--are drawn into alliance with the elite. They become the guards of the system, buffers between the upper and lower classes. If they stop obeying, the system falls.

That will happen, I think, only when all of us who are slightly privileged and slightly uneasy begin to see that we are like the guards in the prison uprising at Attica--expendable; that the Establishment, whatever rewards it gives us, will also, if necessary to maintain its control, kill us.

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The Lifespan of a Lie

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 at 04:36:32 PM EST
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DMCA Frivolous Suit

I own a hardbound edition and used to read aloud parts of it at bedtime to my Militant Electrician.

this.empowerment(A People's History of the United States)
"UH, OH. WE MIGHT BE IN TROUBLE" - An Emergency Message from History Is A Weapon (please click)


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 at 04:51:10 PM EST
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