My favorite Old Testament passage is probably the Hegemon's as well, 1Samuel 8
Knowing that people will give up almost everything to have someone else "fight our battles" the Hegemon offers to do so and then takes their sons to fight the battles anyway. This event took place about 400 years after Moses, and Israel went downhill thereafter, including civil wars and captivities, never to quite recover, to this day. But then that was part of the deal. And not the line above:
So after 40 years of enjoying false economy detritus on credit, baneful food, empty education, whimsical medicine, cracker box housing, fun-time voluntary terror wars everywhere, and aspirations constrained to pixillations, charged off to the next generations, anyone actually think voting Brexit will change much? Think the Hegemon will just go away? Still thinking "If we can just get the right people in office?" God Himself anointed Israel's kings, and everyone of them would disgrace a trailer park, because they were human. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the will not answer you in that day.”
On the one hand is the Hegemon who controls the levers of AN economy (never say THE economy) and can place what pixels it so chooses on smartphones, etc.
On the other hand there is the vast swarms of people who feel entitled, from those who works for 40 years and expect the credit tallied in their pension to be money, to those who are scamming the disability system for a free ride and believe their own lies.
Well, that is just about everyone isn't it?
The working poor know they are being abused, and they say so, on their smart phones. They will tip the scales in votes, since the Hegemon cheats enough only to win elections, never pays for a landslide. But votes do not matter, it is just a question of allocating diminishing returns among the growing claims.
Cell phones contain rare earth materials extracted from the Congo in fun-time terror regimes when we simply could have traded for them. No, we need an "Africa Command." So for anyone to be carrying a smartphone and claiming to be a victim of injustice is a dolt.
This most virulent strain of capitalism has had a 40 year run. The damage has been done, and now it is a question "who pays?" The Hegemon still controls the conversation. On one hand he has a flashy economy, on the other he directs the thoughts of the incensed masses.
Step aside, do not get in that fight. If you think you are entitled to anything, let it go, give it up. Of course building an organic business will be tough, but not as bad as fighting at the empty trough.
Self-employment is about personal transformation. Anarchy means no + king. Time to escape the chaos to anarchy. Get started now.
Michael Jackson tried to talk about this 20 years ago, but the video he made in Brazil was banned from USA airplay.
So Jackson made another with Spike Lee in USA… it was banned too.
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