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Fri Oct 3, 2014, 01:35 PM

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Last night, I was watching an old Bogart Movie, “Key Largo.” Edward G. Robinson played a mob leader and he was asked something like, “What is it you really want.” He hesitates and says, “I want, … I want, …” Bogart says, “He wants more.” “Yeah, that’s it,” says Robinson enthusiastically. “I want more.” Another character asks, “Will you ever get enough?” Robinson shakes his head and says, “No, I guess I won’t.”

That less than one minute on the screen explains the top 1% who virtually own this country. It’s just not that deep. Every fool who votes for a Republican is helping that 1% get “More.” And that single word “More” is all the explanation needed for Republican dickishness.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 02:03 PM

1. Bogey and Bacall were vocal Dems.




Robinson was too, he took a lot of flak from McCarthy and HUAC.

Key Largo is one of my all time fave flicks.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 03:20 PM

5. My all time favorite Bogey movie is The Treasure of the Serra Madras.

And it fits the OP too, because it was about the power of gold to corrupt people and turn them into monsters.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 02:16 PM

2. Wanting more fuels the pyramid scheme known as unregulated capitalism. nm

 

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 02:42 PM

3. Replace "more" with "all" and you're describing the Koch's. nt

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Response to tridim (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 02:54 PM

4. Even "all" wouldn't be enough

If they owned all the real estate on the planet, and everything on it and in it, they'd still want "more." And that "more" would probably be the total ownership of every thought that every human being ever has. And even that wouldn't be enough. They'd then want everyone's total love and devotion. There's always "more."

Replace "Koch" with Big Brother and you've got "1984." Orwell really nailed it.

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