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Wednesday, July 29, 2015


"[Tyrannical] power is absolute, minute, regular, provident and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?"

-- Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian


Anonymous said...

Analogy of why the poor wont get rich,a professor and his 30 students do an experiment,put Jimmy up front of the class with the trash can next to him to drop a paper ball in,he represents a person with 10 million and the 29 students who represent poor kids go to the back of the class and try to throw paper balls in the can,1 or 2 make it sort of like athletes or a businessperson it but the rest don't so Jimmy moves the can 1 inch to help like handouts but it don't help so he moves another 1 inch. This is the way society purposely was set up by the elite class.

lmclain said...

Control. The "authorities" don't want free thinking dissenters and the wealthy don't want your son meeting their daughter.
Don't forget our laws are made by the wealthy to protect their wealth and property.
Taxes, wage and price manipulations, zoning, and of course, laws, accomplish that very neatly. Do you REALLY think a four year degree should cost $80-250,000 dollars??? Like the song said, "a rich man goes to college and a poor man goes to work....".
And you just can't stop cheering....