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    'We petition the Obama administration to:

    Establish new legal system of motorcycle riding "Judges" who serve as police, judge, jury, and executioner all in one.'
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    'We petition the Obama administration to:

    Peacefully grant the city of Austin Texas to withdraw from the state of Texas & remain part of the United States.'
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    Plato - The Republic: http://therepublic.audiobooks.libsynpro.com/rss Or on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plato-the-republic/id201806599

    This is a free recording/download, performed with great fluency, which allows the content of the work to be heard above & beyond the speakers (excellent) delivery. The only problem is the page indexes the files out of order... But still, by illuminating the constancy of the innate character of the species, the text surely demonstrates that nothing ever changes :lol3 To wit -

    'Greek Federal democracy - During the 3rd century BCE the political center of gravity in Greece shifted from individual city-states to leagues, such as the Aetolian League and the Achaean League. These were confederations that jointly handled the foreign and military affairs for the member cities. Their internal structure was democratic with respect to the member cities, that is each city had within the league weight roughly proportional to its size and power. On the other hand, the cities themselves were largely represented in the leagues by the wealthy elites.' (my italics)

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    Zoom @ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...on-of-the-Athenians-in-the-4th-century-BC.png

    Sound familiar no? Does it not describe an analogue of a current political landscape resembling a menu made up of sandwiches filled with either cat shit or cow shit?, where trifling irrelevances are quibbled over by candidates & cashed up canvassers while all the time the entire rancid vessel is rotten & sinking? And although it is said that in that great classical root of our democracy a larger proportion of an enclosed group of eligible voters took part in a process that we now call the foundation of our current free state, is it not a tragic truism that then as now, in all practical senses the power resided with a curtained cabal of administrators, merchants, & the religious - membership of which was of course defined by influence & assets. 'His-story'* informs us that great plagiarist Rome had the decency to take this vile deception of wide scale engagement out from under the covers & was, at least from the late republic, quite explicit in its legislation regarding given levels of wealth/assets defining access to membership of the various strata of power & subsequent voting rites (sic).

    But still even in these happy post postmodern days of ours it's bread & circuses and similar simulacra** that, seemingly undetected, imperceptibly enmesh entire careless & unvigilant populations in the same slavery that masters once, not so long ago, demurred from concealing. As a simple sample exploration of this translucent bondage, is housing a right or a privilege?, and should one & ones significant other toil entire working lives just for a roof, food, heat, & water? Or to put it in a distilled form - In a picture wherein housing was suddenly deregulated/revalued to uninflated net/nett cost, would you go to your work tomorrow?

    'The Wealth of Nations'*** fleshes out a prototypical model of consumerist capitalisms one great lesson regarding the control of the mass population in its exploration of a nascent form of modern 'soft war', thru/ough which we have, the world over, stolen from ourselves the rights begrudgingly granted as negligible reward for a century and a half of mechanised mass warfare, which was in the first case just a quarrel between inbred cousins over the oily spoils of Old Empire****; and subsequently the apparently planned depletion of the grand European powers to facilitate the rise of the American Empire; and then once more returning to the matter of the control of hydrocarbons.

    And so for us & our sorry descendants, without a collapse in the food supply & a standing 'proletariat army' or militia by any other name, a continuing state of somnambulant non-revolution is inevitable. But then let us be abundantly clear that even if a perfect condition were somehow established from a hotch-potch jambalaya/tombola of available or as yet unimagined political theorem, then poor dear sweet sweaty humanity would, as quick as boiled asparagus, no doubt ruin it in days if not hours if not minutes.

    But it won't be like that on My Island...

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    http://desigg.com/20-magical-islands/


    * (C) Gil Scott-Heron
    ** See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacra_and_Simulation
    *** Book 1 @ http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/the-wealth-of-nations-book-1-by-adam-smith.xml or iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/librivox-wealth-nations-book/id345416195 + links to other volumes.
    **** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin-to-Baghdad_Railway
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    I don't have TV, that's why I paste things here instead, so that when my worse than dial up speed SIM dongle lets me, I can see them. I don't have a TV license, but then if I don't have TV or cable/freeview connection & am unable to view programmes at the point they are being broadcast live in the schedule, then I don't need one.

    Most allow embedding, this one doesn't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INxp98-2i6A

    And yes, they did use the N word then...
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