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  •  Actually, you want the lesser known Mozi (13+ / 0-)

    (formerly written Mo Tzu), or in Eric's world possibly OurModzDilly. He and his band of defensive military specialists made it impossible for a time for any of the Chinese Warring States to conquer any other. However, his book is not about that, so it is ignored by militarists. Instead, it teaches Universal Love, 兼愛.

    Everyone believes in Universal Love as practiced by everybody else. Therefore everyone should practice Universal Love.
    Suppose we try to locate the cause of disorder, we shall find it lies in the want of mutual love. What is called disorder is just the lack of filial piety on the part of the minister and the son towards the emperor and the father; As he loves himself and not his father the son benefits himself to the disadvantage of his father. As he loves himself and not his elder brother, the younger brother benefits himself to the disadvantage of his elder brother. As he loves himself and not his emperor, the minister benefits himself to the disadvantage of his emperor. And these are what is called disorder. When the father shows no affection to the son, when the elder brother shows no affection to the younger brother, and when the emperor shows no affection to the minister, on the other hand, it is also called disorder. When the father loves only himself and not the son, he benefits himself to the disadvantage of the son. When the elder brother loves only himself and not his younger brother, he benefits himself to the disadvantage of the younger brother. When the emperor loves only himself and not his minister, he benefits himself to the disadvantage of his minister, and the reason for all these is want of mutual love.
    Sound familiar?

    An excellent diagnosis, for which, however OurModzDilly was able to offer only a temporary palliative and no cure. We find that a Constitution with a Balance of Powers and the Rule of Law helps, but that there is no substitute for community organizing. Thus the 99%, which actually includes a few, but not enough of the 1%.

    Love the Armey Ant and the ForMeOnlyCationist, although I thought of him more as the ArmeyDullard. Does this mean that he will lead a FormicaTurf group next, or is that what the kerfuffle was all about this time?

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:06:14 AM PST

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