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Friday, 1 July 2011

1 July 2011. The More That Things Change… The Third Estate is STILL Paying for the Fecklessness of the Oligarchs and the Clerisy

A Criticism of the Orders of Society

Anonymous

second half of the 18th century

In this engraving, the Third Estate (the commoners) is crushed under by the weight of supporting the nobility and the clergy. In modern terms, the ordinary people are crushed under with lowered wages and a regressive tax system to support the wastrel ways of the oligarchs and their clerisy (politicians/media sorts) enablers. How many of you make 150 Gs a year? That’s how much Rush Limboob makes in a DAY…

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The Third Estate Carries the Nobility and the Clergy on its Back

Anonymous

1789

This cartoon illustrates the ordinary people carrying the drones of the nobility and clergy on its back. Today, the ordinary people carry the oligarchs and the political/media establishment on its back… as they do so, the oligarchs, politicians, and the media excoriate them for greediness and taking too much from society, as the people’s share of the pie grows ever smaller. Doesn’t the clergyman bear an uncanny resemblance to Rush Limboob?

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The Third Estate Carries the Nobility and the Clergy on its Back

“killingthemadman”

undated (2010?)

This is a modern take on the above cartoon. The cleric is the oligarch class, and the painted whore is the political/media class… note the dollar sign by the whore. Any questions?

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The National Debt

Anonymous

1789

THIS is the only way that we’ll be able to tackle the national debt… all classes will have to shoulder some of the burden. However, the oligarchs (and their shills in the Republican Party and media) have made it clear that they REFUSE to bear any of the burden of the debt. That is, the only class to benefit from the disordered economy resulting from Reaganomics refuses to pay ANY of the costs of repairing the situation. That is, they partied hearty, they reaped all the profits, and you have to suffer the hangover whilst they scamper off scot-free to their country club for another round of golf…

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The Awakening of the Third Estate

Anonymous

1789

When the people do rise up… watch out! God knows what’ll happen… and all bets’ll be off. It’ll happen in a relative trice, just as in the August Events in 1991. No doubt, the oligarchs will order out troops to fire on the people… and they’ll refuse… just like in Moscow… just like in Cairo… just like in Tunis.

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Here’s what gonna happen in the end. Push people hard enough… they bite back! The oligarchs are depriving millions of their homes and vital social services. It’ll come to a head… I’m not advocating anything… I’m not calling for revolution, but the signs are there. August 1788 redux… just as the Ancien Régime refused to face reality until it was too late to stem the tide, the current oligarchs and their lackeys party on, oblivious to the ferment beneath them. One can almost pity them… until one realises and understands their heartlessness. Then, one closes their heart to pity, as the full import of their greed and cruelty sinks in. It won’t be pretty… God do help us…

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