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Lizards.

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."

"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"

"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said Ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."


From So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, by Douglas Adams
Posted by woo me with science | Sun Aug 25, 2013, 06:02 PM (4 replies)

Remember this compilation of MSM clips about the poor

that was put together for The Daily Show?

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-18-2011/world-of-class-warfare---the-poor-s-free-ride-is-over

I recommend watching the whole thing, but the last few minutes, especially, will sicken and enrage you. It is exactly what you are talking about here.

This is the social messaging of a corporate state that values profit above human lives.
Posted by woo me with science | Fri Aug 9, 2013, 02:20 PM (1 replies)
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