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Waiting For Everyman

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My namesake... http://youtu.be/GgXzWhexJh0 ... If I were asked to recommend only one political / history book it would be this one... http://www.amazon.com/Treason-America-Anton-Chaitkin/dp/0943235006 ... Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, by Anton Chaitkin. I do NOT endorse all of the views by Chaitkin external to this book, nor all of his actions, nor all of his associations, but I DO highly recommend this book. It is one every US citizen and everyone interested in its history should read. It it well written, meticulously sourced, and it is eye-opening -- even for those who consider themselves already knowledgeable. If you have not read it before, you need to read it, it is need-to-know information, and what it has to say is not going to be found in many places, if anywhere, else. That is my tip for whoever is passing by.

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The privilege of obscenely excessive (usually fraudulently ill-gotten) money

is the only privilege that matters. All the other privileges can't do much without that one in operation first to enable them.

The "privilege" bought by extreme amounts of corrupt money breeds lots of other "sins". Fighting those offshoot sins (such as white male privilege, alias the patriarchy) is only fighting the symptoms instead of the disease. And it's just as ineffective as that.

Think about it... the more opportunity there is for everyone-and-anyone to advance, the less privilege of any kind can exist; or to the extent that it does still exist, the less it matters.

Having lived 60+ years, I for one don't care about the lesser battles anymore. Those that do care, that's fine for them. But I see it as a diversion of attention from the only one that matters. I'm more interested in seeing a solution than just having a harangue to engage in.

Big money, on the scale that we have today IS the problem. Confiscate it back and put it to some good use re-leveling the playing field, and we can get on with our lives... instead of spending so much time being part of a (necessary but largely ineffective) permanent counter-lobbying machine.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:24 AM (4 replies)

"The Story" -- Brandi Carlile

"All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am..."

I like the gutsy, intense "attitude" she puts into that thought. Outward aging doesn't matter, ageless in the head is what rocks! Some never have that, some never lose it.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:33 AM (0 replies)
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