If you all are 'really' ready for some schooling I'll take the time, but all I'm about to say is readily available to those who wish to LOOK.
It is only too apparent (to me) that many of you are 'true believers' in the myths (lies) that brought us to this point in history and have blinders on to protect you from absorbing too much truth, even an absolute, universal truth.
While I feel it is important for people to be informed of the lies, it is equally important to know the truth, no matter how disruptive to our since of self or perception of how the world works.
As humans in today's world, perhaps our biggest collective error is/was in "mistaking the profits derived by monopolies (Kings, Queens and the rest) as the legitimate earnings of Capital." They are not.
This belief is both absurd and NEVER too late to correct. It won't be easy but its NEVER too late to begin accepting some reality and this is as good a place as any to start, the beginning.
The appropriation of 'rents' inflicted by the wealthy classes (by what right?) upon the less privileged classes for over 2000 years is where our story begins. It is first and formost a flawed concept that goes against natural laws and our very nature, once looked at w/ fresh vision.
Landowners (ever wonder how some of them came to 'own' so much? Perhaps that will be another lesson?) have been unjustly 'charging' those of us less fortunates for our very existence and occupation of the planet as if 'they' were the rulers of the world for long enough. Well, we did help them come to that conclusion didn't we.
Unfortunately, this is backward thinking and must be corrected by force if necessary, in order to make any affective change. Our future really does depend on it.
The fact is 'we the people' aka; the Commons, should be 'receiving rent' from the self-appropriators (the rich) of the world, not the other way around. This system which ONLY benefits the already well-off for monopolizing/exploiting the capital (LAND) that belongs to us all, just like air and water.
Why do some believe the wealthy somehow deserve this special privilege over the rest of us? Because its what we are told to believe.
Just this simple change in how we view land and land ownership would result in a more equal sharing of the world and its resources, thereby ending poverty as we know it, along with taxes as we know them, EXCEPT for those Taxes or fees based exclusively on the USE or exploitation of OUR planet EARTH. Now some of you may be starting to realize the hard part of this shift. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy people.
Simply put though; those who profit off our collective LAND and its resources (which 'clearly' belong to ALL life, not just the wealthy) should be required to PAY BACK to the society it 'feeds' off. While it may lessen their profit margins some, they would remain rich "IF" they actually worked or produced something while occupying the LAND, maybe not filthy rich but rich nonetheless.
And if they didn't 'produce' then the LAND would return to the people, or to such person or persons who did choose to 'produce' on the LAND and was able to PAY BACK for such use.
Is any of this starting to make some since to 'some' of you? I know, I know. Its like discovering that a fix was purposely made (it was) to steal your livelyhood (LAND) and now you discover that you even helped the thieves and thanked them for their thieving.
Once the eyes are opened its hard to close them again. Acknowledging this truth is not an easy thing to live with, I know, but acknowledge it we must.
Acknowledging the lies and the truth; That is the first step and 'the end' of this lesson :)
iddee; of all people I figured you'd know sarcasm when you saw it, guess not :roll: . My response was only a 'light' reaction to 'the rather strange example 'you' provided. Sorry, no offence was intended. No need to get MAD :-D