Thursday, March 17, 2011

Illusions

It has once more been confirmed to me how dangerous illusions are, both for the person harboring them and for the rest of us.

Many poor people will defend almost viciously rich people’s supposed «god-given right» to stay rich and to keep oppressing and stamp on the rest of us. The South African freedom fighter Stephen Biko said that the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed and he was quite correct.

Two percent of the world’s population owns ninety percent of the monetary wealth, and most people accept that. That’s how far the deception has gone, how deeply ingrained in the population the tyrants’ propaganda and web of illusions are.

A truly free society will have no rich, no poor. That’s the truth, the message people desiring equality in all things should convey, at any opportunity.

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