Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / NoHier / Kleptocracy /
@ K. 2008 06 17
We are born into kleptocracy. We didn’t invent it. The baby born in the Sacramento Valley didn’t steal Sutter’s land or his gold. We are born passive kleptocrats. But gradually we come to ratify the thefts by accepting handouts from the alpha thieves. We start passive, but we become active. Imperceptibly our actions ratify the kleptocracy.
Any of us can glibly say that we didn’t murder the Indians. But we pay taxes to a government that has continued to steal from the natives right up to the recent history covered by Was’i-Chu: and I’ll bet we’re kept right on stealing, and not just from natives.
I’m a kleptocrat too, but I’m powerless not to be. I oppose it with everything I have, and have for decades: all my life in one sense or another. I actively oppose what we are. So: I too am guilty; but I’m the Least guilty.