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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 07:21 AM
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183. It's funny,

how many read the OP and want to throw the whole thing into Raygun's lap. While he was the worst Prez until this one came along he couldn't have caused near the damage that he did if his road wasn't well paved for him. The heartlessness, the willingness to accept any amount of nonsense if it was sufficiently self serving, these are implicit in our society, sometimes in the background, sometimes to the fore as demagoguery demands. It is the evil of class society, where some are assumed to be better than others as a given, which allows all inequality with the condescending "we know better" attitude so insulting to the recipients of such largess.

Humans are the product of their society, the actors play their parts. In another kind of society the likes of Raygun might not be so damaging, might be no worse than a ditzy uncle. Capitalism brings out the worst in people.
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