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Found this on the web, apologies if posted before

Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it — you're a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us — and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don't have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you're also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to "break out of the mold."

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening — instead, you blame "Aliens," "Tree-hugging Environmentalists," "Niggers," "Jews," Welfare Queens," and countless others for your troubled situation.

We're also very pleased that many of you still embrace the "work ethic," even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don't know much about work, but we're sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don't know that. In fact, you can't even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that's probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system — robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

So we'd truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work. Thanks so much for "knowing your place" — without even knowing it!

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Found this on the web, apologies if posted before

Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it �" you're a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us �" and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don't have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you're also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to "break out of the mold."

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening �" instead, you blame "Aliens," "Tree-hugging Environmentalists," "Niggers," "Jews," Welfare Queens," and countless others for your troubled situation.

We're also very pleased that many of you still embrace the "work ethic," even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don't know much about work, but we're sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don't know that. In fact, you can't even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that's probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system �" robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

So we'd truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work. Thanks so much for "knowing your place" �" without even knowing it!

Why, that makes me so angry I could ... Ooh look, X-Factor is on tonight

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Except the author doesn't really exist, even though much is true, he's a non-existent manifestation needed by such a society. If no-one existed to fit the bill they'd have to be invented.

Society wasn't created in this image by some demonic evil rich it's the other way around. It's like a build your own archway set where the keystone is missing, it's desparately required so one's invented in any number of forms, the elite, them, they, the rich, the establishment or god. All just inventions of the human mind, chimeras in lieu of a missing jigsaw piece.

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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation"

Thoreau

Never a truer word said!

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation...."

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Why, that makes me so angry I could ... Ooh look, X-Factor is on tonight

How about a few of us club together and raise enough for someone to do a "piece to camera" and read that out in the first commercial break of Saturdays show ? Bit like a party political broadcast ! Hey, lets face it, ITV need the money !

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How about a few of us club together and raise enough for someone to do a "piece to camera" and read that out in the first commercial break of Saturdays show ? Bit like a party political broadcast ! Hey, lets face it, ITV need the money !

Up and down the country they'll sit on their sofas watching it then at the end turn to each other and say 'it's a good job we're no one of them working caste'.

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How about a few of us club together and raise enough for someone to do a "piece to camera" and read that out in the first commercial break of Saturdays show ? Bit like a party political broadcast ! Hey, lets face it, ITV need the money !

Thats a great idea. We could have a phone-in vote at the end ... Call 01 if you agree and 02 if you disagree. All proceeds will go to the STR fund. Could make a mint.

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Except the author doesn't really exist, even though much is true, he's a non-existent manifestation needed by such a society. If no-one existed to fit the bill they'd have to be invented.

Society wasn't created in this image by some demonic evil rich it's the other way around. It's like a build your own archway set where the keystone is missing, it's desparately required so one's invented in any number of forms, the elite, them, they, the rich, the establishment or god. All just inventions of the human mind, chimeras in lieu of a missing jigsaw piece.

What you say is probably true - we are products of human conditioning. It is rarely that we think outside of the box and even rarer that we actually do something abut it when we do.

<There is a lot of conditioning we human's carry in our heads that mean nothing. In a sense, everything we do is from one form of conditioning or another. The way we dress, what we eat, where we prefer to live and a million other things can be seen as conditioning, but they are not a problem.

The only real problem is that part of our conditioning that keeps us thinking we are somehow special, or not special, or that we hate this person or that, this group or that, and all the other nonsense created by our misunderstanding that has put us in this state of hypnosis we see as ego.> Link

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Winning the lottery, pah. 5 million Jackpot? Not even close to the elite.

1 billion. That's 1000 million. 1000 million. Not even the Lottery Jackpot is a touch on that figure. Many powerful business men have multiple billions. How can people be worth that kind of money? Is it the leverage over many thousands of honest hardworking workers?

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Except the author doesn't really exist, even though much is true, he's a non-existent manifestation needed by such a society. If no-one existed to fit the bill they'd have to be invented.

Society wasn't created in this image by some demonic evil rich it's the other way around. It's like a build your own archway set where the keystone is missing, it's desparately required so one's invented in any number of forms, the elite, them, they, the rich, the establishment or god. All just inventions of the human mind, chimeras in lieu of a missing jigsaw piece.

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Winning the lottery, pah. 5 million Jackpot? Not even close to the elite.

1 billion. That's 1000 million. 1000 million. Not even the Lottery Jackpot is a touch on that figure. Many powerful business men have multiple billions. How can people be worth that kind of money? Is it the leverage over many thousands of honest hardworking workers?

Very few have billions liquid or readily realisable, maybe Hans Rausing and a few others.

What they, usually have, is a highly leveraged business generously valued by some journo from the Sunday Times. If they can find someone daft enough to buy it off them in a deal which doesn't amount to some kind of paper swapping exercise then possibly they could get their paws on the sort of figures you're quoting.

There's some old biddies out there with staggering sums in building society passbook accounts that will be more cash rich than a good part of The Rich List roll call.

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Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening �" instead, you blame "Aliens," "Tree-hugging Environmentalists," "Niggers," "Jews," Welfare Queens," and countless others for your troubled situation.

Yeah because talking about anything within that statement just means I'm part of the machine, right on man. Forget the dumping laws, the WTO, the import taxes and let's all just work together to ignore

everything involved with trade and instead blame ourselves.

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