Emeline

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  1. @tenta very good examples the assumption based on the top 1% percent being ethical hard worker is pretty funny ... If you think about how they make their wealth, it is pretty much based on exploitation inheritance and passive income, for most of them...
  2. @Aeris you are right about the taxation situation in France except that I would add that top 1% mostly do not pay their taxes (put their money in Switzerland or somewhere)... And that the taxation is not progressive enough, almost the same for everyone resulting in up middle classes paying actually more than top 1%... When you are over 30000 per year basically you are paying for everyone while top 1% do not pay anything most of the time ...
  3. @Revolutionary Think yes maybe LA is like that if you say so and live there ... But California as a whole is a great green state inhabited by lots of open-minded conscious and evolved people and San Francisco is such a great city isn’t it ? You’re lucky to live in California ...
  4. @Revolutionary Think That would be a great idea ... But people do not understand economy and do not even want to.They find that too boring ... And they are not completely wrong haha but at the same time if you do not have a basic understanding of how economy works you cannot understand politics ...
  5. @Revolutionary Think I know about UBI and I have heard about Andrew Yang definitely think UBI/Freedom is a great idea ... In France as well some think about implementing it, great theorist economist and sociologist Bernard Friot thought about « lifelong salary », unfortunately the video is long and in French but there are English subtitles...
  6. @Revolutionary Think haha cool video I like it thanks! well yes I think we actually agree about American libertarians ... From what you say, and your video ( that said lobbyists launched the word libertarianism in U.S just after WW2) then I guess they did not want libertarianism to spread in U.S they considered it to be a big threat to their agendas because I am very sure Monsanto/these lobbyists knew very well about European libertarianism ... It was very popular in Europe before WW2, and the best alternative between capitalism and communism ... It was sort of like socialism in some aspects but without the authoritarian aspect. They want/wanted to achieve the perfect balance between collectivism and individualism, the perfect balance between freedom and equality, they knew very well that freedom with no economic regulation whatsoever would lead to freedom of the wealthy and enslavement of the poors or would lead to horrendous conditions of living for most of humanity, they want/wanted people to be educated enough to be citizens and try direct/ pure or variations of direct/pure democracy, they wanted a government with layers of hierarchy but controlled by the citizens(many different ways to achieve this)/ they want people to vote their laws a bit like in Switzerland but even better ...For three years Spanish people (between 2 and 8 millions participated)have experienced it, it was really great even George Orwell wrote about it but it ended with the beginning of WW2 ... Good old capitalism was not that bad in those times/ better than nazism at least so when war ended the economic elites/ plutocrats capitalists came back economy was good because of the end of the war and nobody complained...Economic elites knew how to brainwash about communism / socialism it was easy because of the failures and authoritarianism in the countries where they were in practice ... It was more complex to brainwash about libertarianism because their core values were freedom autonomy and equality and the few experiences (like in Catalonia) were pretty good ( and very threatening for predators and devilry lobbyists like Monsanto ) so I guess that they knew it was not known yet in the US and launched the word libertarianism hijiacking it emphasizing only about the freedom with no explanation whatsoever of anything no knowledge about basic economy how a government works no political history nothing no plans except freedom for all ...And you are definitely so true about it if you follow American libertarians logic, it is going to end in freedom for a few wealthy, their slaves and maybe some crazy survivalists all dying before 40 because of their infected wounds they stitched themselves without taking any antibiotics ...Libertarians in Europe understand that ... But the problem is that American libertarianism is kind of infecting us back, since the word is the same and many European libertarians do not know themselves very well the roots of the movement, they kind of think this is only about freedom and survivalism of the fittest ... This is really bad and what can we do if your deluded libertarians show us the way and we all end up very confused about the meaning of all these concepts ... Noam Chomsky knows about lobbyists devilry hijacking words and concepts and supports European libertarianism he explains it perfectly he is one of the smartest altruistic conscious intellectual still living in the world beautiful example of a green / yellow person ...
  7. @Truth Addict yes they want us to believe it is a democracy but it is not ... It is the same in my country people elect whoever big corporations want them to elect and it works every time ... America is a plutocracy and it is the same everywhere ... http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4@Shiva and I can give you plenty of substance if you are interested ... It is sort of obvious everywhere in the world at least in my European country it is exactly the same thing ...The only fact that 99% of medias are owned by big corporations is kind of worrisome don’t you think ...?
  8. Except for the fact that I am a woman I do not think I am oppressed, I have a good job well paid and kind of ethical, and lot of free time, so basically I do not feel too much oppressed myself but I think as Leo said that the worst systemic oppression is economic oppression... Most people who are economically oppressed do not even realize it ... And most people in the world are economically oppressed and don’t know it ... It’s not only in the third world countries economic oppression is systemic worldwide ( some places are better than others for sure ) ... Educate people to make them aware that they are economically oppressed might be a start ... Then worldwide economic regulations, a better redistribution system, and better democratic systems all over the world (like direct/pure democracy)would be great ...
  9. @possibilities i kind of agree, though I do not think it is just a question of ratio between objective and subjective ... Definitely difficult to achieve yellow stage if you are struggling to survive, have a low I.Q and have not reach a certain threshold of ego development... Sure many wealthy individuals with good IQ are not yellow ... They are probably lost in some sort of self-deceptive cognitive patterns and do not want to know and/or work on themselves ...
  10. @Annoynymous I definitely think you cannot get to yellow if you do not feel at the very least kind of financially secure ... If you struggle on a daily basis to eat and find a place to live/pay t’your rent, you cannot think properly, and consequently cannot think about the needs of the rest of the planet ... Seems pretty logical do you know that if you really struggle and starve/ do not know what to eat/ where to sleep you loose lots of IQ points ... And gain them back as soon as you are in a good place again ...
  11. @Leo Gura You are right I know we need corporations ... They could be yellow or green but most of the time they are orange and the ones who stole the word libertarianism from us were orange devilry like Monsanto ... And corporations like Monsanto are pure devilry and exploitative monsters destroying the planet ... Corporations evolve in their level of development and consciousness...well maybe but it is VERY slow, does a corporation like Monsanto really evolved in any better ways since 1945? I am not sure ...
  12. @Revolutionary Think oh well yes it explains it very well thank you ... it is even worse than what I thought ... Big corporates stole our word and turned it into the opposite concept basically ... So that American would be too confused to ever be able to know/understand its true meaning ... Thank you I understand now, I kind of knew there must have been some brainwashing going on there, but the true history of American libertarianism is even worse than what I thought it was ... Big corporate are monsters ...
  13. @Revolutionary Think I don’t know why you have chosen Revolutionary Think as your pseudo, apparently for mysterious reasons because you do not seem to know a lot about political revolutions around the world but anyway ... I would like you to understand that the branch of libertarianism you are describing is a very isolated one ( exists mainly/ only in the U.S ) and is pretty much completely cut off from its roots... The only theory they have heard about is the one from Stirner I guess ( if they have ever read/heard about anything) so basically you are trying to prove libertarianism is stupid whereas you know nothing about it, nothing about the Libertopias that have existed and exist in the world nothing about anarchy history theories and thinkers ... You say libertarians do no want taxes or government but this is very wrong most of them want to choose how they are taxed and what are the taxes used for this is very different in case you do not notice ... They want a government as well, they just want to have a great control/ power over it to avoid bribery corruption and so on ... Don’t you think that instead of despising those poor deluded libertarians you’d better learn about it yourself and prove them libertarianism in the world is very different from what they think/you think it is ? I am sure you would be very surprised ... It doesn’t look like more of a religion/a sectarian ideology than capitalism or communism, for sure, you are the ignorant one here...On the contrary libertarians theories are very open and workable that is one of the reasons why you have the most deluded crazy libertarians in your country ... That and the result of intense brainwashing about communism and socialism and absolutely no knowledge of political history in Europe is how your delusional crazy American libertarians have been created...What you have written has nothing to do with true libertarianism at least you should know that ...
  14. @Leo Gura @Angelo John GageSorry but if you are looking for a libertarian who has a keen sense of political history and know how government works, then you have found me. I am not an orange young American libertarian though, and I understand why you do not support them . Because that is true, most of them are deeply ignorant, deluded, naive and selfishly orange ... But Leo please you have no right to say that libertarianism is ahistorical... It is ahistorical in U.S for sure ( sort of) but for a good reason and because of that, now you mostly have that kind of deluded young ignorant orange males as « libertarians » ... They know nothing about libertarianism history they know nothing about European anarchist movements and the different anarchist school of thoughts ...And Leo do you really think you know European history especially political European history, better than I do ? Anarchists are a big part of European history trust me ... Have you ever heard about Socrate the Stoicists and the Cynics, ever heard about Rabelais, Rousseau, the French Revolution, ever heard about La Commune in Paris, ever read Les Misérables written by Victor Hugo, ever heard about Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotknin, Emma Goldberg, Makhno, Malatesta, the Spanish revolution, even May 68 ? Have you ever heard about Sacco and Vanzetti ? they told you they were crazy violent anarchist murderers and that is why you now think anarchy has no history, but don’t you count European history as history as well? Anarchy is one of the most powerful critique of the pseudo libertarianism of contemporary neoliberalism, and so very workable to whatever we, citizens, want it to be ... I have to admit that if most of the citizens of the world are blue and orange it is going to be kind of complicated, some may argue it is too soon and that people are not ready yet ...But then, you still can think of transitional stages and kind of « governments » ...