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You Are A Slave. I Am Your Master

The following article is a must read for anyone who feels there is something not quite right with the world we live in. Please please please take five minutes to read this article, it could permanently change your way of thinking.

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A note of appreciation from the rich

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.

IMF world bankAlways 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 mould.”

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!

31 Responses to “You Are A Slave. I Am Your Master”

  1. MarkNo Gravatar Says:

    Great read but nothing new to me :P btw you need to update your commentluv plugin

  2. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Cheers for pointing out commentluv needed updating. this I have done. Out of interest, how did you know it needed updating? What problems did you encounter?

  3. LouisNo Gravatar Says:

    Nicely written and creative, but unoriginal to me. To others, it may have a significant impact though.

  4. Glenn KelloggNo Gravatar Says:

    Yes, it is people like you that run the world, but it’s people like me that make it run…
    What will you do when we Unite & Say “Kiss My Ass”… Do it yourself….WHo will defend your fortunes, Who will Moe your lawns, who will do all of the things that you know nothing about?.

    I now say “Kiss My Ass”

  5. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    You make valid points Glenn, the same analogy could be used when talking of the Venus Project; a resource based economy idea with no leaders and no money. Yet, when discussing this topic with people, they always say; yeah, great but… who’s going to clean the toilets?
    In such a Utopia, we would job share, and yes that means mucking in and doing a bit of everything in order to keep the balance.
    You stated Glenn – ‘who will defend your fortunes’ this ideology is the exact reason why money corrupts. All you care about is protecting what is yours, and not giving a damn about your fellow human who may very well be in a less fortunate position than yourself. We need to put a stop to this way of thinking. To make every single person on this planet count and to for us all to have the same chance in life.

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  7. funkpunkNo Gravatar Says:

    well, thats exactly the way communism sees kapitalism

  8. conservative college studentNo Gravatar Says:

    shame on you for writing this garbage. The upward mobility in America is second to no place on earth. I believe in the American Dream because its real. The rich are not dependent on the subordination of the poor. Hard workers are reliant on this woe-is-me sentiment keeping their competition down as they pursue their dreams of being whatever they want to be. I am fortunate that I am 19, have a good brain and sense of personal responsibility for my life. I am compelled to witness to any reader of this young or old. I pay my way through school at a great institution and i am surrounded by people who have focused on their advantages rather than their disadvantages and really succeeded through hard work. You can do it here. My mother grew up very poor and inter-city. She had a good brain and a drive and paid her way through catholic school while all her 6 siblings went to a failing public school. My mom graduated one of three female engineers for the 2nd most prestigious engineering schools in the country. I see and hear stories like this daily. You can do it. Ignore this garbage, take responsibility for you life, and pursue your dreams.

  9. JokaNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi all,

    this is just the summary of how this crazy world works.
    It is all about castes, and this from the begining of humanity.
    Except slaves and masters, there is another one that noone talks about : people who choose their way, whatever it is. I am talking about real free people, living their life, without ANY concession.
    They are the real dominants. And no, they weren’t born rich.
    Rich people depend on way to many people, especially in a chaotic period.
    They are so weak in fact.
    When you dismount the programmation we received from our education, our religion, then you become free and you dominate your life.
    Then nobody can have control on you. NOONE!

  10. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Joka
    Your words struck a deep chord with me. You are of course totally correct in what you say. After all, life is but an illusion, I am now starting to realize the true power of setting oneself free. To break free from the shackles of society is no easy task, but I hope my goals will allow me to live life as I see fit, and not just a cog in the machine which so many seem so happy to do. Alas, your insightful comment on how we are brainwashed ‘programmed’ to comply, to stifle free thinking is a difficult task to overcome, which is why the many don’t even bother trying to tread that path; the journey of self discovery.
    Joka, how did you manage to free yourself from the oh so many constraints society bestows?

  11. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    I never wrote the article. There is no such thing as the American dream, may I suggest you watch ‘Century of the self’ by Adam Curtis for a better understanding of how we have been converted globally from citizens to consumers, and how the few have always been at the top of the tree ‘boys club’ looking down on their minions who humbly serve their masters.
    It is all false; the marketing, the merchandising, the adoration of the rich and the famous, hollywood lifestyles. This is not how humanity should evolve… should it?

  12. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Communism and capitalism are two of the same thing.

  13. krypplephiteNo Gravatar Says:

    “Conservative College Student” – It’s nice that you are bright eyed and bushy tailed at 19, but you should print out your comment, put it in an envelope and read it again in 20 years.

    Only then will you realize that even by your own pitiful standards of success, you will chase your dreams all the way to your own grave.

    The wealth and power described by the article above is obviously on a scale you cannot imagine.

  14. preciseenergyNo Gravatar Says:

    Really a very good blog posted…Liked your skills…Keep it up!!

  15. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Beautiful words my friend, and so true.

    We can only imagine what goes on behind closed doors of the super rich and elite. Perhaps they are busy building a Noah’s Ark in readiness for when shit hits the fan… The ball of change has already started moving. And there ain’t no stopping it.

  16. IsaacNo Gravatar Says:

    Well, shit, at least we’re not in Africa.

    Regardless of what anybody says, America may suck ass, but it sucks significantly less ass than pretty much anywhere else. Unless you want to live in an uber-expensive, tiny European country that’s actually a lot more restrictive in many ways, but hey, it’s your choice.

  17. bentNo Gravatar Says:

    But when we become one you’ll run to the hills, your privileges and your throne will be ransacked, the blood within you and your loved ones will spill and we’ll feast on your demise so until then rob us of it all because when we get fed up…… ah shit what am I saying we’re just going to change the channel it’s not 1918 anymore and we are not Russia

  18. bentNo Gravatar Says:

    just for a follow up, if you have ever worked in the service industry they make this abundantly clear, if a customer doesn’t like you they’ll fire you even if you’re a good employee bc in their mind they already have 15 applications of people willing to fill your spot . Also since our society is increasingly becoming a service society in which most new members of the work force can only live from paycheck to pay check that means that there will be an implosion in the lower class. Our only difference to Africa will be that we will have a bridge to sleep under of. So my question is how many new lawyers, engineers or architect do we need and how many of those will be employed through family connections and how many are going to make it on their own merit. I guarantee that many will end up serving your table at the local restaurant bc they didn’t know someone or there simply was no job offers.

  19. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Excellent point Bent.
    We certainly are moving / moved to state of serfdom.

    I read a comment from another site, and the guy nailed it on the head by suggesting; we are in a mode of soft kill. The powers that be are delineating the classes. the haves and the have nots is becoming ever more prevalent.

    Once we reach critical mass ‘enough people waking up and realizing they are being duped’ then the quicker change can happen… change for humanity, not some corporate / war agenda.

  20. AnonymousNo Gravatar Says:

    Fuck the bourgeoise!

  21. AdamNo Gravatar Says:

    I am a proud blue collar guy, my dad works construction, my mother was a housekeeper for more than ten years. And I don’t see the problem with other people being rich. Good for them. Sure many people are born into privilege but, many also get to the top on their own. A society divided into classes makes the world go round. All the nice things you have (including the computer you blog on and internet you use) are there because large corporations produced them. No commune of organic farmers ever produced modern cars, computers, appliances etc. I’m not interested in moving back into the stone age. I like my stuff and I like a honest paycheck for an honest days work. However, I am a lover of liberties. That is were the fight should start, not breaking down the corporations but, breaking down the out of control government that wants our freedoms.

  22. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Well said Adam.

    A good day’s wage for a good day’s labour is fair enough. but when you have to pay taxes on your earnings, then tax on the petrol to get you to and from work, and taxes on for the house you live in, and taxes on what you east, oh and taxes when you die… that’s when you realize the system is stacked against you.

    I am in total support of abolishing ALL forms of government. We should be able to live in a voluntary society, one which is self-regulating. We do NOT need authoritative twats (politicians) telling us what we can and can’t do. It is simply oppressing progress, and serves no good for the betterment of humanity.

    Peace bud

  23. Her nameNo Gravatar Says:

    A lot of that stuff I agree with, Except 1 thing. when you said “You also probably don’t have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have” I have to disagree. I do!!! I am deff not living in the right life nor family. Don’t get me wrong…. my family is great but $ runs through my veins. One day I will be where you are. As shitty as that sounds I do not care.

  24. SolRekaNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi her name
    You really don’t want to be where I am :-)
    PS I did not write the post

  25. her nameNo Gravatar Says:

    Why do you say that? I am curious. Is it that bad?
    ok on not writing the post, thank you for sharing tho!

  26. IanNo Gravatar Says:

    you got a lot of people to comment. way to go. Try your life u want not have though.

  27. Just MeNo Gravatar Says:

    This is a very interesting post. It has acheived what you intended, I beleive. I am as trapped by the black iron bars our societies have created as you, and all those reading this site. It seems to me that your Utopian society is a perfect democracy, or anarchy, as it is sometimes called. Sadly this form of “free government” simply cannot exist for long. Look around you at all the lost souls in the world that NEED guidance and orders and structure. Keep this thought with you: move as freely as the chains of servitude permit you. You will probably never free yourself from the prison you live in, but you can move to another.

  28. RobNo Gravatar Says:

    nothing like taking it a bit too far

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  31. FattyRattyBaseballBattyNo Gravatar Says:

    It’s amusing that some people this this was really written by a 1%er.

    But anyway…

    Work hard and get a degree. Get a degree and get a job slaving.

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