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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 01:18 PM
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108. Of course it panders to human emotion. What good would it be if it didn't?
And as a mechanism for empowering human emotion, capitalism both suffers all the weaknesses and strengths of the human animal. It builds both expensive high-horse power, stylized sports cars that are distractions for the rich, and artificial knees that enable the halt to walk. The same processes that brought one of those to the 20th century also brought the other.

As you pursue your political studies, keep in mind that how an idea originated and how it propagates doesn't determine its validity. Our political enemies sometimes will stumble across a truth, while our own politics may blind us to aspects of reality that we don't particularly like. On that thought, I'll leave you a quote you'll enjoy:

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
-- Abraham Lincoln, 1st annual message to Congress


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