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  •  The impulse to exploit humans by their own (0+ / 0-)

    kind is not restricted to one political party or other. It arises everywhere and, apparently, at all times, probably in people whose talents to do for themselves are few. Those who can't do for themselves, have few options but to persuade or coerce others to do for them. Indeed, we are all born into that situation. If we are lucky, we develop usefull skills as we mature; if we are unlucky, we have to continue to rely on making lots of noise until someone takes pity and provides food and shelter or, if we're physically strong enough, we can steal what we need. Thievery is what most inarticulate creatures rely on to survive. Of course, it's only called thievery by creatures which have evolved a sense of ownership.
    Thieving is primitive behavior. So, for that matter, is accumulation and hoarding. People hoarding money are engaged in primitive behavior that's been elevated to a sophisticated level in the sense that money is a figment of the imagination -- i.e. not real. People hoarding money are amassing symbols. The only reason this fictive behavior has real effect is because the guardians of these symbols have decided that because some people are hoarding, other people can't have any. It's sort of like saying that because males and females are recognized as married, males and males can't be similarly recognized. See?  Everythings connected and everything makes sense, if you've got the right perspective.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:14:37 AM PDT

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