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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:06 AM

60. Just the tone is disgusting.

Then there's the lead-off that he "lost" the election, not that the Supreme Court appointed a president, but I digress.

Unfortunately, I think what passes for the left in the US is partly responsible for this attitude. I see it here all the time. There's some idea (this idea is further promulgated by the right) that how one participates in our capitalist economy is dependent on personal feelings of responsibility, and ultimately, charity. This is bullshit. Capitalism is a system, and once one is a part of it, it is the system that determines the outcome, not the person. However, since capitalism is the Supreme Being, it must not be criticized, so we criticize those who profit from it individually. Since we can't demonize capitalism, we demonize human beings due to our feelings of resentment and disillusionment which would appropriately be aimed at the system.

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