Monday, June 11, 2012

RDT: From liberal revolution to conservative plutocracy

The Crown, the British aristocracy and their allies in Parliament rigged the laws in favor of the aristocracy and it’s corporate tentacles, regardless of the economic harm inflicted on the average people.

Laws were written to allow the East India Company, the world’s first transnational corporation, to import tea to the colonies without paying any tax. 

This priced local tea shops out of the market: an injustice infuriated the colonists.

The anonymous American revolutionary known to history as “Rusticus” nailed a pamphlet to posts all over Boston. 

It was  Titled, “The Alarm,” and was this call to arms against corporate tyranny which eventually materialized into the first corporate protest known as the “Boston Tea Party.”

Rusticus wrote:

Are we in like Manner to be given up to the disposal of the East India Company, who have now the Assurance, to step forth in Aid of the Minister, to execute his Plan, of enslaving America? Their conduct …has given simple proof how little they regard the laws of nations, the rights, liberties, and lives of men. Fifteen hundred thousand, it is said, perished of famine in one year, not because the Earth denied its fruits, but because this company and its servants engulfed all the necessities of life and set them at so high a price that the poor could not purchase them.

source: Author: Taradacktyl, Republican Dirty Tricks

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