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  •  ..of course they are not stupid enough to do that- (1+ / 0-)
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    the "system" the way it is gives them access to levers of power that are attached to a failing but still potent Legitimacy Machine. One that the rest of us are still tied to, because we apparently have not been beaten and robbed enough to reach that point that the crowd finally got to in the French Revolution and similar reactions to grotesque over-reaching by the have-it-alls...

    So they will work on our gullibility and fear, including that fear of Disorder that keeps us so nicely in line. That, and the given that most of us are all just about living and leaving others alone, working our jobs and caring for our families and little groups. While the Kochs live and plot and act on different, private-jet plane...

    Off topic, but isn't it interesting how Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the mantle of an older form of aristocracy? One hopes the little bits of noblesse oblige he is showing expand into a few other corners of his soul -- something more than large New Yorkers and super-sized sodas. Maybe something on the Singapore model? With caning and the death penalty for disobedience?

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 12:22:55 PM PDT

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