Saturday, February 19, 2011

Revolution


The Golden Rule is that those with al the gold make all the rules. This rule eventually ends in revolution as is evident in the Middle East right now. People will allow the rich to get richer for so long unless there is some sort of trickle down benefit.

The American Revolution was based upon taxation without representation where the Crown reaped all the profits of the workers with taxes and tariffs. It all comes down to greed. Even in the oil rich nations where money seemingly flows like oil; not enough is flowing to the people that support or want to support the infrastructure.

Consider the US and how many people who have lost their jobs and their homes. The people that are left working are absorbing the work of others. Times were good just 10 years ago, but since then things have gotten bad. Some blame terrorism, some blame the bursting real estate bubble, but it basically comes down to greed. There was a lot of money out there and it didn’t just evaporate. The rich cashed in their chips and they are hanging onto their profits.

When I was growing up CEOs were taking salaries of a couple hundred thousand dollars a year. Now corporate competition makes salaries of millions of dollars a year the standard. Years ago profits went back into the company and now they go to pay executives. The more they make the less there is to build companies that hire more people.

Corporate America needs to set an example or there may very well be another revolution; not against the government but against the powers that hold the purse strings. Governments can hold off revolutions with their military, but corporations only have lawyers and accountants.

16 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

What with all that's going on all over the world at the same time, it does have the smell of massive discontent in the air. Look at that fooferaw that's going on in Wisconsin. The next thing you know somebody is going to call in the National Guard and then.....

It just aint going to be pretty.

7:22 AM  
Blogger THE SPIRITUAL HOBO said...

I like your site. Thanks! Here is a true story of mine in return.

I BROKE THE TABOO WITH A TATTOO
Lisa Nicole Lopes had premonitions about her own death, but she wasn't able to avoid it, despite the early warnings. I feel that I can relate to her, but I dealt with similar suspicions (of my own) differently than she did and I, unlike her, am here to tell you what I did to survive my first encounter with The Reaper.

Lisa Lopes was better known as Left Eye (a nickname that a boyfriend gave her because he said that her left eye was lazy). She was one of three singers in the 80's band TLC. Her premonitions about her own death and subsequent untimely demise are well documented, because Lisa and a crew were filming a documentary in Honduras during the time. Left Eye Lopes spoke on film about her omen, and again after a car that she was riding in had run over and killed a young boy. She lamented that the spirit that killed the boy was actually aiming for her but had missed.

Lopes paid for the little boy's funeral and did what she could to comfort the lost lad's family. Apparently Left Eye was right about the spirit that haunted her, because a month after the boy's death, Lopes died in a car crash (in Honduras). This time she was driving. Lisa was the only one in the vehicle that was wearing a seat-belt, but she died... and everyone else survived.

After hearing a story like this, some would say that it was Lisa's time, and that there wasn't anything that she could do to avoid it. Had I not gone through a similar situation, I might agree. But since I did, I don't.

There was a time when I felt like (my) death was close to me. I ignored the eery feelings for awhile, chocking them up to pessimism, but eventually I faced the strengthening force, first by admitting to my self that it existed. Left Eye got this far, but recognizing spirits isn't rocket science for god's sake. You have to fight shit like this, not freeze like a deer caught in the headlights!

I FOUGHT MY TABOO WITH A TATTOO.

It was 1986 and I was in Davenport, Iowa, when I finally decided to face the Reaper before he faced me. Since the Reaper has no face, I'm speaking figuratively.
I was sitting on a bar stool when a fellow came in asking if anyone wanted to get a tattoo. We chatted, and before too long I was the customer that he was looking for. We left the bar and went to a little garage space that he tattooed out of. The scene was totally unprofessional, as far as tattoo shops go, but since I was a carny (carnival guy) it wasn't anything new to me. I stopped the artist from apologizing for the place and we got down to the business of picking something out to tattoo on me.

There wasn't a lot to choose from, no walls of colorful flash or volumes of designs just a single, thinly filled, loose leaf binder. Having never wanted a skull tattoo, I surprised myself by selecting one with a black rose between it's teeth. "That's the Black Rose Of Death tattoo," the needler told me. "Perfect," I proclaimed! "It's just what I need to fight the reaper. Put it on my left arm where I can keep my eye on him.¨

I believe that the left represents the spiritual side and the right represents the physical side, so my tattoos are placed accordingly. One month later, in Chicago, I was stabbed (in the heart and stomach) to death. The doctor that saved me, said that I have a new birthday and... I still have that tattoo, too.

1:15 PM  
Blogger g said...

Start with our own Wall St. We are in a recession due to their greed and not one person went to jail.

Considering the amount of fraud that went on, one can only make the logical argument that our own govt is in on it.

5:27 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Did you know that "the Crown" (known as, 'the City of London') refers to about a square mile in the heart of London, that is a sovereign country populated by the largest international bankers in the world? The Crown owned/owns all the non-white 'British' colonies in the world; and Great Britain owned all the white 'British Colonies' -- the Queen walks behind the mayor of 'the City of London' aka "the Crown". Remember those Douglas Fairbanks movies fighing for "the Crown" -- that is the interlocking directorate of the G8/G20 aka New World Order. They made their money trafficking in opium, slaves and weapons. When China (which was opium free) rebelled against "the Crown" bringing drugs into China and outlawed British ships, the British hired the Colonists and the first and present ruling families of America made their fortunes trafficking in opium and slaves ... and still traffick in drugs, slaves and wage-slaves.

6:16 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Well, to finish the story. The members of the interlocking banking directorate got their opium from Afghanistan, just like they do today. The only reason the opium harvest there is not napalmed, is because these same bankers (who are the mortgage bankers currently making our friends homeless) launder that money in their banks. Aka, Heir Bush dropped the lawsuit against Reynolds tobacca that the European Union and many countries in South American filed against Reynolds, for laundering heroin with Camel cigarettes. (Heroin = Afghan & Syrian processed opium.)

And the American revolution was fought against "the Crown", it was fought to NOT have a privately owned central bank print and own our money and rent it to us. We didn't have a privately owned central bank until 1913, but that's another story.

The difference is, with a publically-owned central bank, there is no interest charged for home, cars, loans -- because you and I own the bank NOT the bankers."

As Jefferson said, "If we ever allow this country's money supply to be owned by private bankers, our children will wake up homeless on the land their forefathers conquered." --hmmm.

But, maybe we're missing the point about genocide of indigenous peoples ...oh well.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. Is this blog a forum or a pulpit of the "guy who writes this"? There seems to be a lack of interaction between bloggers and, in the majority, specific responses are the rule to ""The Guy Who Writes This" topics. The topics are interesting as posted by "the guy", but it appears to be a self engrandizing posture. Or, on the other hand, maybe "the guy" thinks we are not truly capable of thoughts of our own. Whatever, it is boring.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALLEN. You know your history. Many of us sit and watch what has transpired historically and that is occurring today. What do you think we should do about it. Unless we, the people, take some action. nothing will change. I believe our lack of action is why the corruption continues. Have any ideas?

10:57 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, it seems that revolution is in the air world wide.

Hobo, I guess you haven't been warned about my short attention span.

g, that's a start but I see it touching everyone.

Alan, it looks like we are doomed to repeat history.

Anon, it is what ever I want it. Perhaps you should return to your favorite mommie blog or scrap booking blog.

7:03 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Wow. I don't really know what just happened up there. It seems we wandered a bit off topic. Apparently some people just need to get their own blogs.

7:08 AM  
Blogger THE SPIRITUAL HOBO said...

Thanks for warning me so politely. I won't go long anymore. On a shorter one, I'd say that you have it right, The world is ripening for revolution. Capitalism is failing the final test.Communal-ism is the answer but we're not there yet either. In-betweens suck but I believe that's where we are at now. We got birth pain not growing pains. The time of growth is gone. The time of new... NOT LONG.
hobo

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, Hobo has a blog and is a great writer. Alan really needs a blog. He is a very accomplished author with I think six books to his credit.

Hobo, as more people become have-nots resentment can't be far behind. Food is a big motivator. The price of food in Egypt was what what brought it all to the boiling point.

9:07 AM  
Blogger g said...

Guy enables us to engrandize ourselves.

I don't like to engage the other bloggers here because they make me feel like half a person.

Not to be off topic but is anyone else here having a hard time with the word engrandize being a real word?

10:46 AM  
Blogger richpix said...

g, "engrandize" is not a real word. Perhaps you mean aggrandize.

12:27 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

g, our language is dynamic and always has room for new words. Just ask Sarah Palin and George Bush Jr.

6:25 AM  
Blogger g said...

I'm too busy trying to figure out how to be more narcissistic. There are a number of foreign countries that are without a dictator. Could be a great job opportunity.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Bpaul said...

I posit that, through the government, the Corporations DO have armies and not just accountants and lawyers.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

Major General Smedley Butler agrees.

Bp

1:57 PM  

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