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Response to Zalatix (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 07:29 PM

16. I don't see that intent

... in the activity you describe.

The GOP are the party of multiplying restrictions on individual conduct, regardless of the mouth-noises they make about wanting "small government." We see this every day. We're arguing about intent here, which is an interpretive argument. You think they don't want the poor fed because they want to starve the poor. I think they don't want the poor fed because they want to control individual conduct.

While I'm sure quite a few GOP people are filled with hatred against... everything and anything, that hatred doesn't mean they want to kill the hated object. Isn't it as reasonably likely that they want to see the hated object suffer?

The opposite of love is indifference. I would wager that a good many of the sociopaths in the GOP are so far gone, they don't even hate, really -- which is why I say, as far as your example of running over children is concerned, they just don't care. If some peon gets in their face, it might generate annoyance or hatred, but that's only because the peon has been brought to their attention.

"Culling" is done to assure survival of the herd. I doubt the GOP wants to do that.

What makes you think predators hate their prey? Does a wolf care about a sheep? No, he cares about lunch.
Granted, people have reasoning ability beyond that of the wolf, so we can superadd hatred to predatory behavior. But it is not a requirement.

-- Mal

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