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  •  yep, aristocracy is just like a family (0+ / 0-)

    Defending aristocrats and their servants and peasants as some kind of organic, familial, corporatist (in the old Catholic sense) construct of mutual support and dependency has been part of the right since forever.  An aristocratic household really does look like a family to conservatives: the lord and lady feed and shelter their servants just like a parent does for their children, while the servants work hard to keep house, just like children doing chores. Just like how Southern plantations were no different from any other business: with executives, managers, and workers.

    Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

    by Visceral on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:38:10 PM PST

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