I used to tell everyone “I don’t care how much the government taxes me or charges for fees. I’ll just work harder and SHOW THEM!!!”
I’ve learned since then that we are but willing slaves in a world-wide debt-based economic system.
I’ve learned that there are those who we would call “filthy rich” that don’t really care how much currency they have. They understand something even deeper.
They know that the true measure of power in a sinful world is how much of the future labor of a citizenry that you can control.
Think about it. What would I do if I wanted to control your future labor?
I would do things like establishing a political system where I’m the largest contributor to those that will sell their souls for power. Where I’m the largest holder of media assets. Where I encourage activities for the masses where two things are pitted against each other (Republicans and Democrats for example) so that people can exert their excess non-labor energy towards the laughable “good fight” when I already know the outcome.
If I controlled this infrastructure then I could threaten the political leaders of every country in the world that I would literally shut down all of the financial clearinghouses immediately if they didn’t implement my desires. I could create economic good times like the “roaring 20’s” and “roaring 2000’s” where I would let anyone with a pulse sign a promissory note - knowing that I was going to collapse the money supply a few years later to steal all of the underlying assets.
Let’s get real. Everyone on FreeRepublic is complaining, threatening to march, threatening to “throw the bums out”, etc.
If I controlled what happens with the output of your future labor then I would just laugh at you - while you fought the enemies that I had set up beforehand to wear you out.