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  • #1
    Arun D. Ellis
    “Only a psychopath would ever think of doing these things, only a psychopath would dream of abusing other people in such a way, only a psychopath would treat people as less than human just for money. The shocking truth is, even though they now have most if not all of the money, they want still more, they want all of the money that you have left in your pockets, they want it all because they have no empathy with other people, with other creatures, they have no feeling for the world which they exploit, they have no love or sense of being or belonging for their souls are dead, dead to all things but greed and a desire to rule over others.”
    Arun D. Ellis, Corpalism

  • #2
    Arun D. Ellis
    “Let’s de-bunk some of this, shall we? Myth 1– Kings and Queens are divine beings – rubbish. Kings and queens of old were murdering bastards who ruled with a rod of iron. Myth 2 – the rich prosper out of godliness – more rubbish. They gained their wealth by royal patronage and taxing and stealing from the masses. Myth 3 - the poor are poor because they’re depraved – yet more rubbish. They’re poor because of their naivety and childlike belief in, oh yes, Kings and Queens, the Church and the order of things. Finally, Myth 4 - women are evil and deliberately seductive – the biggest nonsense of all. Women are sexually attractive to men because they are the opposite sex to men; it’s not hard to see, is it? It’s the same for every species on the planet, you can see it in any mating ritual on the Discovery channel but this truth has been reversed and buried under the eternal lie fostered upon us by the church. That’s what the bible has achieved and that’s why our society is divided and divided again. That’s why we are never working as one, because religion was designed to divide and rule the masses,” she broke off and looked deliberately round the room, “but the big question is, for what purpose and by whom?”
    Arun D. Ellis

  • #3
    Owen   Jones
    “A victory is scored when your opponents are forced to debate issues they would rather leave ignored”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And how they get away with it

  • #4
    Owen   Jones
    “One day, this Establishment will fall. It will not do so on its own terms or of its own accord, but because it has been removed by a movement with a credible alternative that inspires. For those of us who want a different sort of society, it is surely time to get our act together.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #5
    Owen   Jones
    “As well as a shared mentality, the Establishment is cemented by financial links and a 'revolving door' culture: that is, powerful individuals gliding between the political, corporate and media worlds - or who manage to inhabit these various worlds at the same time. The terms of political debate are in large part dictated by a media controlled by a small number of exceptionally rich owners, while think tanks and political parties are funded by wealthy individuals and corporate interests.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #6
    Owen   Jones
    “It is entirely undesirable that on modern housing estates only one type of citizen should live,’ he argued. ‘If we are to enable citizens to lead a full life, if they are each to be aware of the problems of their neighbours, then they should all be drawn from different sectors of the community. We should try to introduce what was always the lovely feature of English and Welsh villages, where the doctor, the grocer, the butcher and the farm labourer all lived in the same street.”
    Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

  • #7
    Owen   Jones
    “The objective is to change the system and the behaviour it encourages, rather than replacing 'bad' people with 'good' people.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #8
    Owen   Jones
    “The modern Establishment relies on a mantra of 'There Is No Alternative': potential opposition is guarded against by enforcing disbelief in the idea that there is any other viable way of running society.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #9
    Owen   Jones
    “Under the modern Establishment, the function of the state has been reconfigured. Now, it exists to support private interests, including sectors - like the City - which have nothing but contempt for the state.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #10
    Owen   Jones
    “I would like Britain - and indeed other countries - to be run in the interests of people's needs and aspirations, rather than on the basis of profit for a small elite; for democracy to be democratically managed by working people; for democracy to be extended as far as possible, including in the workplace and the economy.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #11
    Owen   Jones
    “The Establishment is amassing wealth and aggressively annexing power in a way that has no precedent in modern times. After all, there is nothing to stop it.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It

  • #12
    Owen   Jones
    “Get rid of all the cleaners, rubbish collectors, bus drivers, supermarket checkout staff and secretaries, for example, and society will very quickly grind to a halt. On the other hand, if we woke up one morning to find that all the highly paid advertising executives, management consultants and private equity directors had disappeared, society would go on much as it did before: in a lot of cases, probably quite a bit better. So,”
    Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

  • #13
    Owen   Jones
    “But as the late socialist politician Tony Benn would often put it, social change is a combination of two things: ‘the burning flame of anger at injustice, and the burning flame of hope for a better world’.”
    Owen Jones, The Establishment: And how they get away with it

  • #14
    Owen   Jones
    “Chav-bashing draws on a long, ignoble tradition of class hatred. But it cannot be understood without looking at more recent events. Above all, it is the bastard child of a very British class war.”
    Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class



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