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View Diary: Romney donor thinks that "the common person" doesn't understand our country's problems (49 comments)

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  •  "Let them eat cake" (0+ / 0-)

    I've often though that Marie Antonette's famous line is misunderstood. It was not an open disdain for the people and an expression that they should stop complaining about being hungry and just eat. It was a sincere belief on her part that the "common people" just weren't smart enough to understand what they needed to do not to be hungry and if they would just listen to their betters they would be able to "eat cake". She actually thought she was doing something good for them by telling them this.

    It was their inability to comprehend the true nature of the "common people's" complaints that caused their subsequent decapitation.

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