First step to change is knowing what is going on. That in itself is not so easy since so many vested interests work so hard to disguise it. Sometimes on the ship of state it is hard to know the crew from the pirates, since the leadership of both belong to Wealth Bondage, and fly the jolly roger in our secret club house. What looks like ordinary unloading of the merchandise in a port of call may actually be piracy, if you follow where the public goods end up in private hands, even though the unloading is personally supervised by the Captain and Vice Captain wearing enameled flag lapels and calling anyone who questions them a traitor. When we ask how the Captain and his fellow officers did during their tenure, you might say badly since the ship lost so much money, and so many ordinary seamen were killed, but you could also say, "They made out like bandits," if you follow where the money went. "Mission accomplished," indeed. Same ship, same drill, new crew soon, as the legitimacy has pretty well worn off the current crew of thieves. Now the leaders retire to retrieve their share of the booty, as the new crew comes in to takes its turn. High fives all around.
i have taken to eating my own children. quite tasty really, once you get past the sad little cries.
uncle caca was a big help again. he said, teach them to snack on each other early, you know, just kidding like, but make sure that sometimes there's not much else to eat.
all the animals do this. nothing to be ashamed of. it's roach eat roach.
Posted by: archy | June 14, 2008 at 03:14 PM
Flat world means protein will be a premium.
Posted by: Phil | June 14, 2008 at 04:37 PM