LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY…

 

 

‘In political philosophy the social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the Age of Enlightenment, that typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual. Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate (or to the decision of a majority), in exchange for protection of their remaining rights….’ (Wikipedia: Social Contract)

Nuff’ said, except-

THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.

 

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2 responses to “LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY…

  1. scherben

    On what legitimacy do we surrender our freedoms and security to the bosses and kings?

  2. Damien Engine

    You’ve got to see the social contract through the sick, kinky eyes of the ruling class: “not only are we going to shaft you but we want you to consent to it.” Possibly mollified by booze in the back of a jaguar in a north Wales lay-by and you’ve basically got ideology completely. Chomsky called it “manufacturing consent”.

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