Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Monopoly or Mobopoly?

Nobody’s Opinion

“It has been demonstrated again and again, from Imperial Rome to Weimar Germany, that epidemic greed is a symptom not of reveling in present triumphs but of a fear that the game is winding down.”–Laurence Shames(1951) “Wall Street Greed is Fueled by Fear” 15 June 1989

Monopoly. Remember that game? I do. I hated it when I was a kid. It was long, it was boring, and my brother always won…every single time. And here I was too many years later…losing again.

Last Friday night it was a night of, “Let’s get away from the Television shall we?” for the family. We have been playing Monopoly on the Holidays gatherings and I always  lose. I was becoming the laughing stock of the family. So…Friday night, I was determined to win. To war. To kill. I was going to be ruthless, something that is completely against my character as a human being.  I watched the other player’s strategies, took the best from each player, and went for the throat.

And I was..ruthless. Not only was I the only player who had any buildings on their properties, I had all the money. ALL the $500 dollars were stacked high in my slots, after I had emptied out the bank with all my winnings.  I had all the railroads, all the utilities, just the right properties, and every time any player landed on my property, it cost them over $1,000. I had  hotels on every piece I owned.

As I watched the faces of my family, members that I have watched time and again…winning, I could see the surprise, the depression, the hopelessness drain from their faces. It wasn’t just a game anymore. I was winning. I was ecstatic, I wanted it all. I wanted to “do it again.”

Now, I’m no psychologist, but there is a theory that to “win” at anything, you must plan, strategize, and show no mercy. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Rockefeller…politicians… they all play that game.

And winning is the best feeling in the world. Why had I always never tried to win? Was it because I didn’t want to hurt others feelings? That was part of it. Somehow the Christian upbringing came into it. I didn’t like to make people feel bad. I wanted them to like me.

But, I did notice, that unlike when I was a kid, now, I really didn’t care that the other players felt bad … After all…it’s a game. I told myself.

Exactly.  It’s the game. And I thought…is this how it feels to grab the millions on Wall Street?

Whoa.

So, where did this game that everyone has played all over the world come from?

History reports that Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed the game to the executives of Parker Brothers, during the depression of 1934. It was very similar to one patented in 1904 by Lizzie J. Maggie, a Quaker woman from Virginia. The game was called,  The Landlord’s Game, and was based on the philosophy that the renting of land and real estate produced an unearned increase in land values that profited a few individuals (landlords) rather than the majority of the people (tenants). It was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies.

Former Wall Streeter Derk Solko explains, “Monopoly has you grinding your opponents into dust. It’s a very negative experience. It’s all about cackling when your opponent lands on your space and you get to take all their money.”

And isn’t that what the world has witness these last few years? The bankers (with the help of our politicians) went wild, lost trillions, and the whole world collapsed. They did not go to jail, and they passed GO so many times they had to close hundreds of banks just to keep up.  

Or was this a planned collapsed?

While communists like Van Jones use the fact that a bunch of Wall Street thugs got together with a bunch of American Presidents (Van Jones leaves out all politicians) to monopolize the very essence of our money to —spread his communist message around….he just wants that rich to “give it back.”– It’s the wrong way to approach the problem.

The problem is, the rich will never give it back. He’s sitting on Boardwalk with three hotels. It will be the other players on the board that will be placing the money in the pot.  

Because of this tremendous greed that we have witnessed…there is a big push to get rid of capitalism, but it’s not capitalism that is bad, it’s the monopolies formed by governments with their hands in the pockets of multinational companies, some of whom have more money than most countries, that kicks us all off the board.

Nobody Thinks that there is definelty a  well planned global monopoly strategy.

The rest of us want the monopolies of global multinational companies to be broken up and allow more competition, and have us all get a piece of the pie that way. But that’s not part of the plan. Like in Monopoly, once you hold the most property, you almost always win.

Unless you change the game.
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Nobody Wonders how much the game of Monopoly has influenced the adults walking around on Wall Street at the moment? Or our politicians?
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Nobody Thinks that the sheer joy of winning and smashing your competition must be addicting. Heck, if I can get so ‘high’ off a simple game of Monoploy, what kind of “high” do people like George Soros get? Like synapses in your brain being formed to desire cocaine, the same desire to devour your competition to a pulp without caring a hoot about how many lives it destroys, might have started with that feeling that you got as a child winning Monopoly.

I’m not so sure it was a good thing that I never took the game seriously. If Monopoly was invented to teach children about the horrible effects of what can happen when one person has all the control to take all your money, it didn’t really do a very good job. Instead we got a lot of people addicted to winning at all costs, and then smashing everything else around them.  

In the United States, men running monopolies have broken the bank of America….just like I did, and I can bet you, every man guilty of that, Corzine, Bernanke, the Goldman Sacks, Barney Franks…—they all feel like they just won a game of Monopoly. Hoo-rah. It’s not about caring about the world, it’s about winning the game.

And the game is still on: Mobopoly. Pick your pieces, hold onto your money… and roll.

April 1, 2012 Posted by | communism, corruption, economy, Global Government, Globalization, Goldman Sachs, History, Life, Presidents | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Nobody’s Email: AARP Gets….Hammered by The Truth

Nobody Gets Email

Today I woke up to find that it’s April Fool’s Day falls AND Palm Sunday. So…I’m not sure how to take that. The first song I heard on the radio was “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, (One of my favorite songs) so I took that as a good sign to post something VERY positive. This was a letter that two Americans wrote to the President of AARP. As you know, AARP joined the Obamacare bandwagon when they found out just how much money they would make off all their insurance. It was a sell-out to the millions of old people who they SWORE to protect against the big, bad, politicians. Nobody Says…HA! 

It’s a great read…

(Thanks to Pattie)

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Letter to AARP

Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. This isn’t what you were looking for, but it’s is the most honest response I can give you. Our coverage gap is a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith. While we have proudly maintained our membership for years and long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse its abdication of our values.Your letter stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours.

Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP once gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama Regime and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there! We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities and values.

This Obama Regime scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic. I have never endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don’t have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist Mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities.

Your website generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? The illegal perpetrators have broken into our ‘house’, invaded our home without invitation or consent. The President insists we keep these illegal perpetrators in comfort and learn the perpetrator’s language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them. I DON’T choose to welcome them, to support them, to educate them, to medicate them, or to pay for their food or clothing. American home invaders get arrested. Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get? Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break and enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current Regime. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America . Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than ones that are driven by a need to yield AMNESTY (aka-make voters out of the foreign lawbreakers so they can vote to continue the government’s free handouts). This addition of 10 to 20 million voters who then will vote to continue Socialism will OVERWHELM our votes to control the government’s free handouts. It is a “slippery slope” we must not embark on!

As Margret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) once said “Socialism is GREAT – UNTIL you run out of other people’s money”.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you. I am disappointed as all getout! I am more scared than I have ever been in my entire life! I am ANGRY! I am MAD as hell, and I’m NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy Miller,
Miller Farms Equine Transport

 

April 1, 2012 Posted by | Obamacare | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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