QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Posted on 14th February 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

“Plutocracy is abhorrent to a republic; it is more despotic than monarchy, more heartless than aristocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in the hour of its calamity. Conscienceless, compassionless and devoid of wisdom, it enervates its votaries while it impoverishes its victims. It is already sapping the strength of the nation, vulgarizing social life and making a mockery of morals.”

William Jennings Bryan

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  1. Hollow man says:

    Hence the socialism we have today leading to who knows what? Collapse of the dollar and rebirth of what? The SDR?

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    14th February 2014 at 7:57 am

  2. flash says:

    “A French traveler in the early nineteenth century returned from a trip that included America and Ireland and wrote: I have seen the Indian in his forests and the Negro in his chains, and thought, as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw the very extreme of human wretchedness; but I did not then know the condition of unfortunate Ireland. This was not mere rhetoric. Slaves in the United States had a longer life expectancy than peasants in Ireland, ate better, and lived in cabins built of sturdier materials, with more space, ventilation, and privacy, than the huts of contemporary Irish peasants. It is unnecessary to attempt to say who was worse off on net balance. The mere fact that such a comparison could be made indicates something of the desperate poverty of the Irish peasants in the 1830s. While the Irish were legally free, they lived as a conquered people in their own land. British rulers controlled their political life, and British settlers dominated the agrarian economy, having confiscated most of the land and rented some of it back to Irish tenant farmers. The British landlords were more than economic interests. They were a social and political power. In the eighteenth century, their power had been so great that they could physically punish Irish peasants, who dared not raise a hand in self-defense. They could even send for a peasant’s wife or daughter to spend the night with them. Some students of this earlier era have questioned whether there was more than a technical difference between slavery and the subjugation of the Irish peasant.” Ethnic America – Thomas Sowel

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    14th February 2014 at 8:06 am

  3. efarmer says:

    Flash,

    That’s something I must have missed in public school. /sarc

    Thanks.

    EF

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    14th February 2014 at 8:24 am

  4. flash says:

    efarmer, There are no men left in public education or this gender confused arena of pc correct , statist indoctrination masquerading as public education would not stand.

    “Sometimes the best thing you can do to a school is to raze it. The pipes leak, there’s mold in the ceiling panels, rats are nesting behind the wainscot, and a strange black stain has appeared under the basement floor near the oil line. It isn’t worth repairing.”http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/its-time-to-build-schools-from-the-ground-up

    Somehow PE and other adherents of the white privilege meme seem to have overlooked the fact that whites where the first race to be enslaved in the New Word and by those of the same blood .

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-irish-slave-trade-the-forgotten-white-slaves/31076

    They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

    Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. They were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

    We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.

    But, are we talking about African slavery? King James II and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s famed Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbor.

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    14th February 2014 at 8:59 am

  5. flash says:

    a little Irish humor…

    A Mormon was seated next to an Irishman on a flight from London.

    After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken.
    The Irishman asked for a whiskey, which was promptly brought and placed before him.

    The flight attendant then asked the Mormon if he would like a drink.

    He replied in disgust, “I’d rather be savagely raped by a dozen whores than let liquor touch my lips.”

    The Irishman then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, “Me, too, I didn’t know we had a choice.”

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    14th February 2014 at 9:02 am

  6. MuckAbout says:

    A little off subject in the comments…

    “Plutocracy” is the sorry situation where a country or a society is governed by the wealthy, particularly where the elite and PTB are the ruling class as derived from their wealth.

    When has it been any other way? And yes, I know Thomas Jefferson died in poverty after the Government defaulted on the currency used in the Revolutionary War – so he had to pay for his home and land twice and it broke him.

    Well gee-whizzzz. Sounds like the exUSA. If you are not ruled by the wealthy elite, those “elected” to public office immediately start accumulating as much wealth as can be skimmed from the public trough to become one of those elite.. Lose/lose…..

    MA

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    14th February 2014 at 10:09 am

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