The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Our current situations here and around the world are showing us that today is more like yesterday than we like to believe. In the past people were expected to subsidize their rulers because their welfare was seen to be all about the interests of the rulers who were seen to be working in the interest of their people. But, of course, the interests of the rulers were never the interests of their people. They used their people’s wealth and blood to enrich themselves at the expense of the people that they always claim to be representing.

Today, have things changed? The rich today are subsidized at the expense of the people. The rich receive tax cuts while the people that created the wealth and whom the system was actually designed to serve loose the security that they worked so hard to achieve. I guess you could say the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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6 Responses to “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”
  1. Anthony Kapitanski says:

    Dear Professor Angelo,

    Considering the global events and political evolutions that have occurred in recent times it seems as appropriate a time as ever to take the veil off and investigate the nature of such occurrences. It is very interesting that you have mentioned the pivotal relationship between the “rulers” and their “people” and equated such a relationship, in a modern sense, among the “rich” and the “people who have created the wealth”, which I assume, perhaps mistakenly, but nonetheless, to mirror a proletariat. I too, see a dissolving an unproductive dynamic among classes in our modern society which I believe embodies a revolutionary like situation, in that the “ruling class is incapable and the working class is unwilling”. I guess the events occurring around the world are our warning flags, hopefully its only a matter of time before the issues are more adequately investigated and addressed.

    -Anthony Kapitanski
    Student in your Art 101 class.

  2. Angelo_Allen says:

    Anthony,
    Social networking and the internet are giving us a new view of ourselves that transcends our traditional way of seeing ourselves within the war. This new understanding our ourselves and the world that we live in is forcing us to see ourselves in terms of our similarities instead of our difference. The world has become clay and ready to be modeled into a new vision of ourselves that will make us more together then we have been individually.

  3. Anthony Kapitanski says:

    In any modern discussion of political and social change it is essential to account for the trends of communication and vast availability of information. Hopefully these new fluid means of interaction will bring us together, since it certainly allows for a better understanding of diverse issues. By electronically breaking down the geographical and cultural barriers that have historically caused division in the world we can potentially begin to think in regards to our similarities rather than our differences. Its an exciting prospect for healthy change, but this change must start with the individual and how we view ourselves and the world around us.

  4. Marleigh Green says:

    Ironic isn’t it? We may take one step forward towards creating an equal and modernized society, but we will eventually take two steps back. We today consider ourselves so haughtily as modern and intelligent, but when we look back to past times, not much aside from technology has changed. It is easy for someone to read a textbook and consider the people barbaric, but it is truly humbling when you can sit and compare your system of government to the one in place all of those years ago.

  5. Juan Carlos F. Aglugub says:

    Change is a very powerful word. One must first consider the pros and the cons before “change” is to be in effect. Everybody must see themselves as one. To strive for something bigger than themselves is something one must be prepared for. Therefore, those people in the upper class of society, finding loop holes within the current system to maintain their status, clearly are not all up for change.

    When money is thrown in the equation… their true selves come out. Maybe for the good, but most of the time its not.

    “Nothing is true, Everything is permitted”

  6. Narek Ghazaryan says:

    There is no such thing as CHANGE! Rich people are going to get richer and poor are going to get poorer… That’s all, that was the system for hundreds of years, what makes people think that change is coming. Change is like a seeing an Iceberg in the middle of the Sahara desert, it’s an Illusion.

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