"The traveler with empty pockets will sing in the thief's face."
In Ancient Rome, major legal distinctions concerning a person's freedom existed between the people. These distinctions allowed for the oppression of some people in order to economically benefit other people in the interest of accumulating vast amounts of wealth. The tremendous amount of wealth created in the Roman Empire was due to not only their strong army, but also to the distinctions within the social hierarchy to enable wealth to be amassed on a large scale. For a good example of the arbitrary laws of privilege and status, read some excerpts from a Roman law textbook describing the distinctions between men.
|The Roman slave market|
For a long time, the money masters made life comfortable for the ignorant and sycophantic as they picked winners and losers. Over time, there developed a set of rules, either stated or unstated, that excluded certain activities and allowed the top of the economic hierarchy to remain on top. Today, that economic joyride is over for many. From here on out, many serfs who rode the coattails of the wealthy oppressors will be kicked off and left in the street with the rest of the serfs to squabble over scraps tossed down to them from the 1% table.
"Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempt of crime."
The city of Chicago Teachers' Union has entered their third day of their strike and currently their is no end in sight. Perhaps the most interesting part of this situation are the politicians like presidential candidates Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and pro-business hack Donald Trump are siding with Rahm Emanuel against the teachers. Both allegely "opposed" political sides have now coalesced into the New World Order.
Still, there will presumably be some people who can't see this- the clear cut assault by the powerful against the people- but those people probably never will. The demands of the Empire have been issued and the all-out assault from all the Empire's weapons have been deployed. The corporate media has been interviewing disgruntled parents on a daily basis hoping for an anti-teacher rant that they can twist into a misdirected populist call to arms. "Don't teachers care about the children?!" As if the political leadership, who send their children to private schools, care so much about society's children, they want to let the educational system enjoy "rewards" from degenerate gambling casinos.
The one totalitarian party wants everybody to work longer for less. Economic suffering is key, but also, the monopolization of personal time is paramount to the demands of the New World Order slave masters. A person left to their own devices may start to be successful and stop jumping through the ridiculous "hoops of patronage" thereby busting the New World Order wide open.
"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
The National Pulse hopes the teachers are prepared to ride this strike out until, they get every concession they've asked for and more. They might as well because their job is as useless as the next in this unproductive and destructive world. Severe changes need to happen and they do not include a longer school day. A longer fucking day? Get real.
In this economic context of arbitrary privilege and power, the children who shuffle through the Chicago Public Schools are bound to be as equally useless as the the next poor American dolt released into the world unskilled, cowed, and indoctrinated with lies. But if you believe dipshit New York Times editorialist Thomas Friedman, people should try to learn the "rules" of the made-up, imaginary game, shut their mouth, and work their tails off like good little slaves. "The truth is, if you want a decent job that will lead to a decent life today you have to work harder, regularly reinvent yourself, obtain at least some form of postsecondary education, make sure that you’re engaged in lifelong learning and play by the rules. That’s not a bumper sticker, but we terribly mislead people by saying otherwise."
When will the point be reached when playing by the phony "rules" of the paper money system will be nothing more than a waste of time? It is hard to say when that will be, though it appears that day is approaching quickly. Until then we'll all have to watch slaves squabble with each other as if the "game" is real and the money not printed and arbitrarily passed out to favorites.