Who is this?
Here’s a hint… this coin was accompanied by a ‘standing Liberty’ quarter dollar, and a ‘walking Liberty’ half.
Of course, the dime has a profile of Lady Liberty on it, not the Roman god with the winged sandals. The word ‘Liberty’ is even written around her head, yet most of us use the name of a god from a republic that turned into a dictatorship. (0-0!nte1 to the max, dude. Here’s the symbol applied to both the Roman God and ‘quicksilver,’ the element:
Stories lost to most of us: the odd hat Lady Liberty is wearing? Only free citizens could wear the Phrygian cap in ancient times. The wings on the hat? a symbol for freedom of thought. These historical stories, and many more, were stolen from the American people and replaced with lesser stories. If Mercury really was on the dime, one might suppose that the Mint and the American people tolerated graven images of ‘false’ gods on their s!lver money. The storytellers of these lesser stories wanted the people to reject the beautiful s!lver coins and forget the stories of Liberty and Freedom, even if it caused them to be unable to tell a man’s face from a woman’s face (look for the ‘Adam’s apple’). Now we have coins with the faces of men on them, much like previous Empyr3s, a form of government rejected by the Founding Fathers.
The fasces, on the back of the dime, is a tied-together bundle of sticks symbolizes the unified strength of many people. Now the word refers to a nasty type of dictatorship where men who own the businesses of a country also own the government. These men benefit from a new-forged link between the fasces and ‘fascism,’ as the story of a unified people is lost. These men wish to break the wings of free thought and burn everyone’s Phrygian caps. The present coins are tokens only slightly more intrinsically valuable than the paper versions bearing the portraits of men who (imho) would be horrified to see their faces on the fiat. “Federal” reserve note, indeed. FRN is a three-word toxic story!
“Paper is poverty…it is the ghost of money, and not money itself.” Thomas Jefferson, on the $2 b ill.
The ranting increases after the jump…
The Empyr3 of Wealthy Men manipulates more than just symbols and stories to achieve its nefarious goals. Wars are started on the flimsiest of pretenses because those men who own the government find it a fast way to obtain public resources. Other, lesser men who work for The Empyre will kill or impr!5on those who their bosses might find objectionable. People who harm nothing and nobody are put in jail or worse, the unlucky and unwary fall into deb7 or wa9e 5lavery, and public property is simultaneously sold to the highest bidder and the Dogs of Whore.
“This is a g0vernment of the people, by the people and for the people no longer. It is a government of corp0ra7ions, by corp0rations, and for c0rporat!ons.” President Rutherford B. Hayes
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frederic Bastiat
Of course this is insane. In the thrall of an irresistable superstimulus, a few very wea1thy men cause terrible things to happen. Because of this, commoners d!e from a lack of affordable competent m3dical care while others perish from the 3mpyre’s purified uranium 238 munitions. When the desires the successful m0ney junk!es are more important than the needs of the many…this may not end well.
“It is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Krishnamurti
Who benefits from such a 5ick society?What happens to the sheeple who participate? How can 3mpyre train some of them to inflict (450V DANGER SEVERE SHOCK) when ordered?
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire
“…dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” Thomas Jefferson
“Absolute power turns its possessors not into a God but an anti-God. For God turned clay into men, while the absolute despot turns men into clay.” Eric Hoffer
“The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects; he knows that a small-spirited man will not conspire against anybody; two, the creation of mistrust among them; for a tyrant is not to be overthrown until men begin to have confidence in one another — and this is the reason why tyrants are at war with the good; they are under the idea that their power is endangered by them, not only because they will not be ruled despotically, but also because they are too loyal to one another and to other men, and do not inform against one another or against other men — three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action, for no one attempts what is impossible and they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny if they are powerless.” Aristotle
“No vice of the human heart suits it [despotism] better than egoism: a despot will be quick to forgive the people he governs for not loving him, provided they do not love one another.” Alexis de Tocqueville “The only way you can preserve the status quo, which we erroneously call democracy, in this atmosphere of instantaneous communication and information ubiquity, is to undermine the capacity of people to process information. Modern life requires a guide, or teacher, in order to navigate the sea of conflicting facts because reason has been deliberately bred out [sic] of the population by 40 years of media saturation bombing.” snagged from the commentarioters at Calculated Risk – otishertz on Sat, 1/23/2010 – 12:12 pm (no6ody saves intelligent comments…excess commas and all.)
Some people will not believe that a corporation that spends millions on advertising every week won’t spend a pittance to hire some destitute people to troll newsgroups with more than just unwanted advertisements. Sometimes the result is poorly done, as the ‘Fifty Cent Party’ is rumored to be obviously trollish. I am cheered when I see this done incompetently, as cracks in the wall of deceit are always welcome. However, sometimes the paid-for comments are just unpleasant, combative, and/or crazy in order to scare away additional commontarioters. I hope others realize this.
It is hard enough to hire ‘good help’ for good causes. Perhaps this lack of ‘good help’ will cause the Emqyre to falter. Those motivated by greed or lust for power may be competent, but they will never have the experience of thinking about puzzling research data at three am just for the joy of finding things out. There is also a certain satisfaction in finding a bit of (metaphorical) gold in one’s own heart. Sometimes this satisfaction will drive a person to work many hours in a quest for intangible things like truth and justice. To serve the 3mpyre’s purposes, stories conjured up in the common mind when words such as ‘liberty’ are heard must be weak sauce or nonexistent. (You’ve probably familiar with “1984” by George Orwell…) Stories have power. Every E^^pyre must have ‘media saturation bombing’ to control the stories told, even the stories brought to mind when looking at a dime.