- "The real owners are the big wealthy business interests
that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians,
they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea
that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have
owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land.
They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid
for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've
got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies,
so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear.
They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year
lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they
want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else."
- "But I'll tell you what they don't want. They
don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They
don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking.
They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against
their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around
the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a
system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.
- "You know what they want? Obedient workers
people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork
but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier
jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of
overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to
collect it. And, now, they're coming for your Social Security. They want
your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to
their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll
get it. They'll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking
place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big
- "This country is finished."