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Sat May 12, 2012, 09:57 AM

Republican Greed

If Republicans do not think of the excesses of Wall Street and Corporate CEO pay as a form of Greed, then what is "Greed" to them? Do they even recognize the concept? They may think that people on welfare is a form of greed but that argument is chock full of holes in comparison. Any Psychology on this?

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marked50 May 2012 OP
baldguy May 2012 #1
Zalatix May 2012 #5
baldguy May 2012 #6
zbdent May 2012 #2
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FDNY Marine 6 May 2012 #4

Response to marked50 (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:06 AM

1. "Greed" is a starving peasant begging for a crumb of food from someone more deserving.

Like a RICH someone.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #1)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:42 AM

5. Anyone want to nominate this quote for a Duzy?

 

It's the most accurate condemnation of Republicans that I've seen all week.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #5)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:10 AM

6. Not DUzy-worthy. Just rewording a classic.

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Sat May 12, 2012, 10:15 AM

2. your title is redundant ...

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Sat May 12, 2012, 10:34 AM

3. In order to understand you have to go beyond the looking glass

Ayn Rand condemned utopias based on individual sacrifice and altruism. She claimed that these utopias cause mass murder. Hence Rand rejected the morality of of these utopias and proffered what she thought of as a moral and practical utopia premised on rational selfishness, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism.

As I said, you're through the looking glass when you examine this garbage.

As for the psychology, I would say that lesser minds gravitate to the simple and the easy. And what could be simpler and easier than the glorification of greed and selfishness? "Conservatives" don't have to think. They simply barf back a series of bumper sticker slogans and cloak themselves in the banner of "freedom" and "liberty" and "strict constitutionalism" and all the other pablum.

Then they look at you funny if you question them and pepper you with ad hominem. So you see, it's a cocktail of lazy minds, small minds, and plain old every day nastiness.

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