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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gonzalo Lira: The Coming Middle-Class Anarchy

This is a frightening article, with frightening implications.

Draw up the drawbridge, check the food larder, check the ammo supplies.

He is right. Once Johnny J Crew becomes an anarchist, the whole mess is going to unravel.

One comment noted that the first thought that came to her head head was "It's like middle class Americans are awakening from a sort of Date Rape, they have been taken in, doped and raped' when they wake up, and find out what's happened they are not going to be happy!"

For those who respond that the subjects here are simply signers of a contract and that not every one wins, I respond that the loss itself is a result of the money pimps on Wall Street rigging the game. The mortgage system has been relatively stable until they started fiddling and tweaking it -- with the help of Barney Frank, George Bush, and Herb Moses. Fact is, that the system itself is systemically broken, and the little guys had little if anything to do with that, except to get snookered. The deeper I peer into this putrid mess, the more I see that our "leaders" have horribly jacked up this mess...... AND that they are the only ones who will profit if all the little folks continue to keep the rules and play the game they have laid out.

The current group of American ATLAS's is getting dangerously close to shrugging.

Again, to quote directly:

What’s really important is that law-abiding middle-class citizens are deciding that playing by the rules is nothing but a sucker’s game.

Just like the poker player who’s been fleeced by all the other players, and gets one mean attitude once he finally wakes up to the con? I’m betting that more and more of the solid American middle-class will begin saying what Brian and Ilsa said: Fuckit.

Fuck the rules. Fuck playing the game the banksters want you to play. Fuck being the good citizen. Fuck filling out every form, fuck paying every tax. Fuck the government, fuck the banks who own them. Fuck the free-loaders, living rent-free while we pay. Fuck the legal process, a game which only works if you’ve got the money to pay for the parasite lawyers. Fuck being a chump. Fuck being a stooge. Fuck trying to do the right thing – what good does that get you? What good is coming your way?


When the backbone of a country starts thinking that laws and rules are not worth following, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to anarchy.

TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry – the upright citizenry – throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.

If a big enough proportion of the populace – not even a majority, just a largish chunk – decides that it’s just not worth following the rules anymore, then that society’s days are numbered: Not even a police-state with an armed Marine at every corner with Shoot-to-Kill orders can stop such middle-class anarchy.

Brian and Ilsa are such anarchists – grey-haired, well-dressed, golf-loving, well-to-do, exceedingly polite anarchists: But anarchists nevertheless. They are not important, or powerful, or influential: They are average – that’s why they’re so deadly: Their numbers are millions. And they are slowly, painfully coming to the conclusion that it’s just not worth it anymore.

Once enough of these J. Crew Anarchists decide they no longer give a fuck, it’s over for America – because they are America.

There is a savage and not completely righteous desire in me to see the whole income sucking, parasitical leech society which is the bankers, lawyers and politicians and their perpetual dependency enablers.... well, to be frank, I wonder if they taste like chicken.

Gonzalo Lira: The Coming Middle-Class Anarchy

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