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Atticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 10:24 PM
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Hammer, meet nail head.
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
John Kenneth Galbraith
US (Canadian-born) administrator & economist (1908 - 2006)

They do not know the joy of giving with no thought or prospect of repayment.

In their ignorance, they suffer Gibran's "unquenchable thirst". ("Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable?")

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, they appear to believe that they will, indeed, be allowed to "take it with them".

The only "Golden Rule" they recognize is an insurance company.

As moral pygmies with deformed consciences, they deserve our pity but not our acceptance. We should endeavor to live our lives so as to make conservatives increasingly ashamed of themselves---and lonely, very, very lonely.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 10:28 PM
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1. "moral pygmies with deformed consciences"
:rofl:

I like that line...
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 10:37 PM
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2. I honestly do not know of one that I can admire. It's absolutely and utterly astounding
to me these small minded, small hearted, fearful, ignorant, bigotted, small souled, banal people have acquired the power that they have and I personally believe the main explanation for how well they are organized is CHURCHES.
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