Like Being a Mark? – 01

This post examines a peculiar delusion of the masses in most developed countries, namely that the ‘system’ is built to benefit them at the expense of “those others”. It is often said that if you are involved in a scam and do not know who the mark is, it is YOU.

To understand this post, you have to first two concepts:

1. When I use the word ‘white’, I am refering not just to whites, but also affluent minorities such as Asians and Indians.

2. When I use the word “those others”, I am refering not only to poor visible minorities but also underprivileged white groups of a previous era.

The idea put forward in this post is not entirely new, but the slant and associations with my previous posts make it distinct. The concept that rich insiders are undeserving parasites who prey on the insecurities of the masses is not new. However our current world, technology, possibilities and trends make such parasitism lethal in a manner that neither parasite or the willing host fully comprehend.

Let me begin the argument with a simple question:

Does the willing participation of white individuals in the system benefit them? Note that I use the word “benefit” as applying to the measurable sum gain. Whether it benefits your wife, girlfriend, kids, parents or concepts like society or your belief system are immaterial. In a previous post, I had mentioned by belief that such concepts are the creation of a human mind trying to justify it’s existance, through traditional means.

So does it benefit you? What pre-known benefit was obtained by the average participant in wars (almost any war in history will do). The benefits from wars were always due to unforeseen effects and unpredictable secondary, tertiary effects. In short, all pre-existing reasons to willingly fight for somebody else are based on lies and delusions.

Prior to our post ww2 society, how was life for the majority of whites (your ancestors)? Why not research the hardships and deprivations they endured? And for what did they endure all that misery and hopelessness? What was their reward to willingly participate in the exploitation of others? Did a white sharecropper have it better than a black slave, except for the lynching part. Did a poor roman or a peasant have a much better life than a purchased slave? Does adversity build character or create mean, dysfunctional and stupid humans?

If that is the case, then why did they willingly participate in hurting those who had done them no harm for the benefit of their masters, who treated them as dispensible subhumans? Maybe they liked being marks.. nebulous appeals to religion, race, protection of women etc sound convincing if everyone else is also doing it (with “priestly” support and sopistry)

Many of you are willing to spend a lot of the money you earn to employ people for chasing down petty thieves, criminals while your elite destroy your job security, savings, pensions and undermine the fake promise of social mobility. Many of you are willing to pay and be afraid of incompetent rent seeking professions, like physicians, managers, lawyers who create arbitrary hoops and restrictions to enter their cliques. You buy into these scams without wondering if the process could not be simplified, made better or wonder if it is necessary or useful. Many of you quote or reference old (and often dead) white ” intellectuals” without considering that humans are falliable, and experts especially so. Have you ever worked out their arguments, considered the social/ technological mileu they grew up in? Why do believe such ” priests” blindly? Many of you also support/ defend/ accept how women treat you, inspite of your goodwill.

I will write more on this topic in future posts, but I will leave you with a disturbing concept or two.

Most of you play for the ‘system’ because you believe that those in power are intelligent/ fair/ just or wise, when in reality they are just lucky SOBs who often don’t get the ‘luck’ aspect of their position.

You likely also believe that the undeserving “elites” will give you a seat at their table, if you obey their commands and work against the interests of others around (your kin and friends) and below you (“those others”).


  1. z
    January 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I consider the elite to be the Banksters primarily, with the investment class led around like tools by the elite against the middle.

    I think if there is an iron law of class-social dynamics, it would be that the top 1-5% is always going to look for ways to hold the middle down by using the underclass as much as possible in any way they can contrive. In the middle ages, the nobility used the clergy and the serfs as hedges againt the merchant, skilled trades classes. It probably ends up boiling down to this in almost any civilization at some point. The lure of being able to be “in the investment class” is assuredly very strong as one can sit back and let their money do their work by investing it in the striving or lending it to the cash-poor. Must be nice…..LOL.
    Technology, especially its diffusion, has spoiled the ‘elite’ party and it is not going away.

    The secondary, tertiary changes after ww2 have pissed on their dream, in ways that they do not fully appreciate. More about that in another post.

  2. gunslingergregi
    January 4, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Naa of course it is better that a family pool their money to buy bigger shit than they could have otherwise done. Or if you end up in a great position help others in your circle to achieve higher then do the pooling thing. Everyone becomes huge everybody wins. Plus you have people to hang with.

  3. gunslingergregi
    January 4, 2010 at 4:21 am

    How else would the indians be buying up a lot of stuff on the east coast unless they worked together.
    You have to understand ‘patel’.. LOL

  4. Lawful Neutral
    January 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

    You’re right about cooperation, GSG, and AD is missing something big here, but what happens when the people you cooperate with don’t reciprocate? I’d bet the average Indian has better luck working together with his family members than you or I do working together with the government, the corporations, or society as a whole.
    Such societies die (western roman empire) or become dysfunctional (india, china).

  5. rightsaidfred
    January 5, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Even if our banksters are somewhat fraudulent, I think the case can be made that they serve the common good better than the alternative. I’m not sure we should be anxious to trade our modern day Romanovs for the Bolshevik equivalents.

    They used to serve the common good, then deregulation happened.

  6. January 5, 2010 at 6:36 am

    i stopped long ago attempting to follow the white collar rules laid out. they reward only those willing to backstab or play the system for YEARS on end.
    Bingo! Most people do not realize that they are the MARK.

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