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Slavery Was Too Big To Fail

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April 14, 2011 – Comments (4)

Dear Uncle Sam: 

To the Southern farmer, slavery was too big to fail.  How would farmers grow their crops without slaves?   In exchange for food, shelter, and water, the slaves exchanged their production.  Their relationship was enforced by FORCE.

To a banker, banks/currency is too big to fail.  How would they control production without their banks/currency.  Today, in our specialized system, people need currency to get food, shelter and water.  The people exchange/barter their production for currency.  The relationship, albeit voluntary, is also enforced by force, the court system.

Clearly this system is moral if the exchange is mutual, voluntary and such currency is backed/created by production.

However, if the bankers can simply print currency out of thin air, and the people must work/produce for it.....once the bankers cut off credit to the people/mainstreet, but can print for themselves/Wall Street businesses/Washington politicians, the people become effectively slaves if they must accept the banker's currency for their survival.  This system is immoral.  If the court system enforces that relationship, the government acts like the Confederate states did in the 1800's which enforced an immoral system.

It took FORCE to educate the Southern farmers and Confederate states that slavery was NOT moral nor was it too big to fail....what do you think it will take to educate the bankers/politicians that they simply can't print money for themselves without producing yet cut off the population/main street from currency?

All the best,

Alstry

PS:  Technology replaced the need for slavery in the 1800s with the invention of the tractor....it appears technology will replace the need for slavery going forward with computers taking over more and more of today's slave functions.

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM, catoismymotor (38.90) wrote:

Astry just jumped the shark! We can all go home now!

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#2) On April 14, 2011 at 2:39 PM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

Digital Delivery of Music,Games, and Movies killilng BestBuy

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/best-buy-to-scale-back-big-box-strategy-2011-04-14?siteid=yhoof

You gotto luv it when technology comes to the rescue.  The problem now is what are we going to do with all the people with nothing to do?

Especially stock traders being replaced by HFT computers?

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#3) On April 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM, catoismymotor (38.90) wrote:

Fine. I'll take the bait.

To the Southern farmer, slavery was too big to fail.  How would farmers grow their crops without slaves?  

You sound like you are operating under the misaprehension that all southern farmers owned slaves. Those that chose not/could not afford to own slaves would either rent them, hire free men or have a ton of kids that would one day be able to take over some of the chores. The system that was in place was designed to keep everyone down but the elite. Dehumanizing a portion of the population based on exterior appearance made it easy to commit evil deeds in exchange for your personal goals. It made for a common enemy, a distraction, if you will, to keep the ignorant caucasians busy. The system that was in place was established and perfected by England hundreds of years ago, was kept alive as recently as the 1940s when India broke free.

It took FORCE to educate the Southern farmers and Confederate states that slavery was NOT moral...

Wrong. Many southerners knew it was wrong but felt constrained to do anything about it by society at large. What FORCE did when applied was knock the wind out of the plantation class thus crumbling that old English/Feudal society. When General Sherman marched through the south he shook southern society to it's core. He reduced the private and public power structure to the ground, literally. What remained afterwards was ashes, rubble, resentment and deep rooted bigotry. Reconstruction was a band aid on the open wound. In the post war dust was left the seeds that grew into the KKK and Jim Crow.

 

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#4) On April 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

In the end, the cotton gin and tractor made the farmer self sustaining and he/she didn't need much human labor to supplement his own efforts.  As a matter of fact, technology was able to eliminate the need for 90% of all farmers and those that worked in the framing industry which was the PRIMARY employer at the time.

Technology is doing the same today....but with people working in the Industrial Age.

The problem is we don't have a current replacement job for those people and those people need currency to survive.  Bankers are actually bankrupt too...but we are allowing them to print money out of thin air to maintain the perception of a solvent system....and giving themselves fu*king ridiculous bonuses to boot.

As time has progressed since I started blogging...we have simply maintained an insolvent system by counterfeiting/printing money...but the system has continued to deteriorate as evidenced by a new low in labor participation rate and new low in NEW home sales despite growing population.

Our system is dead....it is over......and right now we are trying maintain it on artificial life support by printing money....the game keeps going until it crashes or someone FORCES us to stop.

it appears the world is dividing between America/Europe and the BRICS.......while Japan is dealing with its own issues.

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