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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-08-07 04:32 PM
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214. Individuality is what?
For one it is a construct only someone who lives day in and day out at or near the top of the foodchain has the luxury of contemplating.

For another, your argument against the state is a point well taken, but what if - for a dramatic, first-time change - the state actually worked in the service of the masses instead of the controlling few? Wouldn't that make a big difference?

And for yet another, why should the purely selfish determination of your 'needs' and favored 'conditions' trump a reasoned decision about Our needs and favored conditions?

The interesting thing is that your position above would probably not get you very far if you were examining your differences with a republican on economics.

The trouble with apologizing for greed is then coming to the place where one must identify and bow to the constrainer. Who is that, if not Us?

And taking just a tiny logical leap is it not then reasonable to agree that Us trumps I?

Where does that end?

"Freedom to be me" is bourgeois, and in a competitive world, damaging to humanity.
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