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  •  Human husbandry has many flavors and (5+ / 0-)

    has always been an attractive enterprise for people whose practical talents are few or non-existent.

    Think of them as herders of people.  Like the herders of sheep, they "protect" the flock from the wolves in order to eat them themselves later.

    Americans worry too much about death and not enough about abuse.  How do we define abuse?  Basically, it is any deprivation of a human right.  Our legislative agents would have us believe that if deprivation is legal or if we consent to it, it's not abuse.  But, that's defining behavior in terms of its effect on the object, not the moral obligation of the subject.  Of course, conservatives get around even that nicety by arguing that individuals do not act of their own accord and have no social obligations.  They do that by arguing that all behavior is reactive to some prompt (like a light to a switch) from an object--i.e. robotic.
    When you see our robocops marching in tandem and responding to command, that's an example of an idea being realized. Making the ideal real is what neocons are all about.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 02:33:51 AM PST

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